We are manufacturer of garments and Jewellery and are exporting the same, do we need to get registered under Central Excise? Do we require registeration if we are having the status of merchant exporter?
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If you are engaged yourself only into exporting activities without removing anything into a Domestic Area (Local sale) you are not required to take central excise registration. Manufacture of garments is otherwise exempt from duties of excise. But for jewellery, you can export without payment of duty. Indeed, in case of export also, if the volume of export is major enough, you may be required to submit the proof of export alongwith form H with the excise department. You may also CBEC guidelines under Central Excise - CBEC manual also in this regards.