Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Andhra Pradesh govt rollbacks VAT on textiles
Andhra Pradesh govt rollbacks VAT on textiles
Apr '13
After a prolonged protest by textile traders in the state, the government of southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has decided to completely remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) on textiles.
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said the government imposed VAT on textile traders, in view of the then poor situation of the state’s economy, according to an official statement.
VAT at the rate of five percent was imposed on textile traders in the state in 2011.
The decision to remove VAT on textile trade was taken after a meeting between representatives of textile traders and a group of ministers.
The textile traders, led by Andhra Pradesh Federation of Textile Associations (APFTA), were demanding the removal of VAT, as it was not being imposed in neighbouring states.
APFTA has welcomed the government’s decision to rollback VAT on textiles in the state.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Indian govt plans roadshows to promote textile exports

The Indian government has planned to conduct roadshows to boost the...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

TPP may hit roadblock

The 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was signed earlier ...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter textile manufacturing

Patanjali Ayurved, an enterprise initiated by yoga guru Baba Ramdev,...

Interviews View All

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search