December 2, 2021

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Garments below Rs 1k to cost more on GST jump, Retail News, ET Retail

Kolkata: The clothes below Rs 1000 which accounts for just about 85% of the marketplace is most likely to be costlier from January following 12 months.

Sanjay K Jain, chairman, ICC Textile Committee, and previous CITI chairman, instructed TOI that through a notification on November 18, the GST has absent up from 5% to 12% in a great deal of textile things, together with clothes down below Rs 1000. Garments more than Rs 1,000 currently attracts a GST of 12%.

“Now, weak shoppers will shell out 7% more for their garments, adding gas to the inflation. The price tag of cotton and cotton yarn has already absent up by 25% in current occasions. GST in yarn is 5% so enter tax credit rating (ITC) in this situation would not aid,” he extra.

In accordance to Jain, the total garments industry is worth Rs 10 lakh crore and out of this, Rs 8.5 lakh crore is from this segment. “MSMEs predominantly source minimal-end garments, so the reduction in use in that segment would be large as this segment is much more cost elastic and a lot more performing capital needs will put additional nails in this battling section,” he added.

Jain also argued that GST compliance experienced developed multifold in the unorganised segment of the industry as at 5% there was no monetary gain in evading GST. “However, it is feared that at 12% the unorganized phase will the moment all over again go back to aged times,” he extra.