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Pre-Budget Proposals 2011-12 from ITAMMA
15
Feb '11
Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers' Association (ITAMMA) submits Pre-Budget Memorandum for 2011-12.

FISCAL REFORMS

I) EXCISE DUTY

• Excise duty on all items of textile machinery at 8%, there should be no exemption
• Excise duty on all parts, components and accessories of the textile machinery should be less than complete machinery i.e. at the level of 4%.

II) CUSTOMS DUTY :

• Floor level of customs duty on capital goods should be at 7.5%.
• The rate of duty on raw-materials, parts, components & accessories should be less than that on complete machinery, in general, at least to 5%.
• Reduce import duty on dedicated parts, components and accessories of shuttleless looms & other hi-tech machines which are not made in India so far, from 5% to zero duty.

III) POLICY MATTERS :

• Uniform treatment to the domestic suppliers of machinery to EPCG licence holders and 100% EOU as both are Deemed Export.
• Imported second-hand textile machinery should not be given subsidy under the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme and its derivatives namely 20% CLCS and 15% CLCS Scheme, in the name of modernisation
• Ban on import of second-hand shuttleless looms with weft insertion rate less than 750 mtrs. per minute.
• Tax break for a period 5 years for any unit manufacturing hi-tech item of textile machinery with or without foreign collaboration.

IV) SCHEMES :

• Scheme for modernisation, technology upgradation and productivity advancement of the Textile Engineering Industry (TEI)
• Schemes to support with 100% Grant-in-aid for Research & Development in the Textile Engineering Industry.
• Schemes to support setting up of CFCs and one Cluster Park in Surat, Ahmedbad and Coimbatore and one CFC at Kolkata for Manufacture of Jute machinery with 75% financial aid for the TEI as there is need for development and manufacture hi-tech machinery in weaving, processing and technical textiles/jute sector.

The Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers' Association [Formerly: Association of Merchants & Manufacturers of Textile Stores & Machinery (India)] was established in the year 1943. It was then a body representing importers of textile machinery and mill stores as there was no manufacture of these items at that time.

Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers' Association (ITAMMA)

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