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THE WEST BENGAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT, 2017 Notifications
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Notification No. 1125-F.T. No. 1/2017-State Tax (Rate) Dated 28th June, 2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 9 of the West Bengal Goods and Services Tax Ordinance, 2017 (West Ben. Ord. No. II of 2017), the Governor, on the recommendations of the Council, is pleased hereby to notify the rate of the State tax of—

(i) 2.5 per cent. in respect of goods specified in Schedule I,

(ii) 6 per cent. in respect of goods specified in Schedule II,

(iii) 9 per cent. in respect of goods specified in Schedule III,

(iv) 14 per cent. in respect of goods specified in Schedule IV,

(v) 1.5 per cent. in respect of goods specified in Schedule V, and

(vi) 0.125 per cent. in respect of goods specified in Schedule VI

appended to this notification (hereinafter referred to as the said Schedules), that shall be levied on intra-State supplies of goods, the description of which is specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Schedules, falling under the tariff item, sub-heading, heading or Chapter, as the case may be, as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Schedules.

Explanation. -For the purposes of this notification,-

    (i) The phrase "unit container" means a package, whether large or small (for example, tin, can, box, jar, bottle, bag, or carton, drum, barrel, or canister) designed to hold a pre-determined quantity or number, which is indicated on such package.

    (ii) The phrase "brand name" means brand name or trade name, that is to say, a name or a mark, such as symbol, monogram, label, signature or invented word or writing which is used in relation to such specified goods for the purpose of indicating, or so as to indicate a connection in the course of trade between such specified goods and some person using such name or mark with or without any indication of the identity of that person.

    (iii) The phrase "registered brand name" means a brand which is registered under the Trade Marks Act, 1999.

    (iv) "Tariff item", "sub-heading" "heading" and "Chapter" shall mean respectively a tariff item, sub-heading, heading and chapter as specified in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975).

    (v) The rules for the interpretation of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), including the Section and Chapter Notes and the General Explanatory Notes of the First Schedule shall, so far as may be, apply to the interpretation of this notification.

2. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 1st day of July, 2017.

By order of the Governor,

RAJSEKHAR BANDYOPADHYAY,

Joint Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.