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India's first bill of entry under GST takes place at Chennai Custom house

In a swift transformation to the new Goods and Services Tax regime, the Chennai Custom House filed the first bill of entry at the stroke of 6 a.m on July one, billed as the first entry under new regime among the sea ports of the country.

The bill entry number 2293792 dated 1-7-2917 permitting the entry of electronic motor parts imports by the German first Bosch limited into the country was cleared at dawn amidst loud cheers among the customs staff present indicating the efforts put on by the Chennai Customs Administration to effect a swift transformation to the new regime without any loss of time.

The German firm Bosch paid a sum ofRs 57,356 as charges levied by the Customs of which Rs 41,060 is meant for IGST and rest of the amount towards Cess.

Mr P K Das Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai who is widely appreciated by the Chennai trade for initiating reforms under ease of doing business during the last one year was cheered for achieving this feat at a meeting held in the city to commemorate the introduction of GST in the country.

Minister of state for shipping Pon Radhakrishnan made a brief appearance in the meeting saying he had to receive the Presidential candidate Kovind who was arriving in the city to seek the support of various factions of the ruling AIADMK.


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