GST Charcha: Retrospective Application of Merchant Trading, In-bond sales and High sea sales covered in Schedule III

Source: CBIC     Jul 27, 2018

One of the significant changes proposed by the GST Council in its recently concluded 28th meeting on July 21, 2018 is inclusion of following transactions in Schedule III to the CGST Act, 2017 (i.e. activities or transactions which shall be treated neither as a supply of goods nor a supply of services):

  • Merchant trading i.e. supply of goods from a place in the non-taxable territory to another place in the non-taxable territory without such goods entering into the taxable territory.
  • High seas sales i.e. sale carried out by the actual consignee shown in the Bill of Lading to another buyer while the goods are yet on high seas or after their dispatch from the port of loading and before entering the customs frontier of India.
  • In-bond Sale i.e. Sale of imported goods from customs bonded warehouses.