18.12.2023: Sweet traders appeal for uniform GST

Sweet traders have sought the Bengal government’s intervention to mitigate the issue of unequal GST on packaged sweet and namkeen (snacks) products.

The sellers took their appeal for uniform GST to Shashi Panja, state minister for industries, commerce and enterprises, as she unveiled the 6th edition of the World Mithai and Namkeen Convention Expo 2023 on Sunday.

Dhiman Das of K C Das Pvt Ltd and president of Mishti Udyog said: “Usually, 5% GST is levied on consumers. If chocolate is used to make a sweet, the GST goes up to 18%.”

Panja assured the manufacturers that she would take up their demand with the authority concerned.

Source: The Times of India 

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