GST, weak demand, falling exports continue to hound branded apparel makers

Branded apparel manufacturers and retailers are yet to overcome the implications of the goods and services tax (GST) rollout in July. The tax reform had directly impacted the entire textile chain due to cascading burden. And post GST, poor consumer sentiment and falling exports have only made matters worse for the business. The September quarter results … Read more GST, weak demand, falling exports continue to hound branded apparel makers

Higher GST on inputs accessories to hit tractor makers

Chennai: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to hit makers of tractors and ultimately farmers who buy them. The inputs and accessories of a tractor now attract a total tax of 17.5% now (central value added tax (Cenvat) of 12.5% plus state VAT of 5%). About 70% of the inputs that go into … Read more Higher GST on inputs accessories to hit tractor makers