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Customs cancels GST order for 60 food items

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Customs Department has cancelled an order that would have imposed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on more than 60 food items. The decision was made after consulting the Finance Ministry, said the department’s director-general Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy in a statement yesterday.

On Sunday, it was reported that 60 additional food items, including certain seafood, vegetables, fruits, tea, coffee and spices, would be subjected to the 6% GST, effective 1 July.

“The media was referring to Goods and Services Tax (Zero Rated Supplies) (Amendment) Order 2017 which was gazetted on 6 June and to take effect on 1 July. The Customs Department has referred this matter to the Finance Ministry for feedback and made the decision that this order should be cancelled,” said Subromaniam.

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Source by: Internet

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