No space for e-waste on the GST rate list

Published on 31 Jul, 2017

Prabir Chetia, head ­ business research & advisory, Aranca ­ a global research and advisory firm ­ says e-waste has not been explicitly defined under the GST rate schedule, indicating the industry has been overlooked.

“The GST rate is clearly defined for a very limited range of electronic scrap or waste, which comprise certain types of cells, batteries and accumulators, and the applicable rate is 18%. Further, GST rate for electronic products varies from 5% to 28%, depending on the type of electronic product.“ 

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