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Costlier V/S Cheaper - Budget Updates
By: CS Swati Dodhi
February 2, 2021
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Budget - 20-21

Things that got costlier are cigarettes, tobacco products, medical equipments and others due to hike in taxes while the items that will become cheaper include raw sugar, agro-animal based products, tuna bait, skimmed milk, select alcoholic beverages, among others.


  1. Proposal to increase Excise duty on Cigarettes across various lengths and tobacco products.
  2. Customs duty on footwear hiked to 35% from 25 %.
  3. Customs duty on furniture goods hiked to 25%.
  4. Customs duty on Specified goods used in refrigerators and AC hiked to 12.5 percent vs 10 percent.
  5. Customs duty on auto, auto parts raised by up to 10 percent.
  6. Customs duty on import of food processing items raised to 100 percent.
  7. Health cess of 5 percent announced on import of medical equipment.
  8. Increase in customs duty on wall fans from 7.5 percent to 20 percent.
  9. Customs duty on tableware and kitchenware doubled to 20 percent.
  10. Import tax on crude palm oil raised to 44 percent.
  11. Customs duty on paper trays, binders, clips, staples, etc raised to 20 percent from 10 percent.
  12. Customs duty on certain toys raised to 60 percent from 20 percent.


  1. Customs duty on import of newsprint, lightweight coated paper halved to 5 percent.
  2. Anti-dumping duty on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) eradicated.
  3. Exemption on customs duty for tuna bait, skimmed milk.
  4. Customs duty reduced on sports goods.
  5. Customs duty reduced on microphones, electric vehicles. 


By: CS Swati Dodhi - February 2, 2021



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