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2023 (9) TMI 567 - CESTAT AHMEDABAD
Classification of goods manufactured - Sensur Rubefacient and Herbyl Skin Ointment - ayurvedic medicament classifiable under 3003.30 or P&P medicament (other than medicament) classifiable under 3003.39 to the first schedule to the Central Excise Tariff 1985? - appellant have used some ingredients such as Boric acid, Lanoline Anhydrous, White Soft Paraffin, Essence of Jasmine, Salicyclic Acid, and Bees wax which are not the Ayurvedic ingredients - HELD THAT:- In the present case some of the ingredients such as Boric acid, Lanoline Anhydrous, White Soft Paraffin, Essence of Jasmine, Salicyclic Acid, and Bees wax have been used were claimed by the department as other than ayurvedic ingredients. The claim of the appellant is that firstly these are not active ingredients, whereas the same are in the nature of preservatives, excipients, binding agent, career or vehicle or filler etc., therefore, even though these product are other than ayurvedic ingredients, if the active ingredient are ayurvedic still the medicament is classifiable as ayurvedic medicament.
All the said ingredients whether are active ingredient or otherwise has not been examined properly. Moreover, the appellant’s claim that even these ingredients are also find place in Ayurvedic, this fact is also not examined properly by the adjudicating authority. Since the entire case of the department is based on the contention that some of the ingredients which as per the appellant are non-active ingredient are other than Ayurvedic, the details of ingredients whether they are active or non-active and whether they are also covered under Ayurvedic authoritative books is very important to examine.
Matter remanded to the adjudicating authority for passing a fresh order.