ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jun 2011In June 2011, the government of India announced a change to the import-specific domestic duties.
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On 25 June 2011, vide Notification No. 52/2011, the Government of India has reduced the effective tax rate on naphtha to 5%, as opposed to the earlier 10%.
The effecitve tax rate was reduced further by an intervention on 1 July 2011 (see related measures).
The effective tax rate is the duty payable after exemptions. Naptha imports have received exemption from duty liability vide amendment to the General Duty Exemptions (GDE) contained in Notification No. 21/2002 - Customs (notification dated 1 March 2002).