Classification of Goods — The applicant is engaged in manufacture of PVC backed coir mats / mattings / floor coverings by a special moulding process. There is confusion among the industry and trade as to whether the mats manufactured by them are to be classified as tufted under Heading 5703 or under 5705.
Held that— Manufacture of PVC Tufted Coir Mats / Mattings / Floor coverings by the process of embedding coir yarn into PVC cannot be considered as textile floor coverings of coir covered under HSN 5702, 5703 or 5705. The process undertaken is a tufting process and if any, PVC or rubber or any other materials are tufted on the textile of coir, which is used as floor mats or mattings, it will come under the Customs Tariff Head 5703 90 90 and is liable to GST at the rate of 12% as per Entry at Sl No. 144 of Schedule II of Notification No. 01/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.
PVC Tufted Coir Mats and Matting cannot be considered as coir mats, mattings and floor coverings covered under HSN 5702 or 5705 and is appropriately classifiable under HSN 5703 90 90 as tufted mats / matting / floor coverings of coir.
The PVC Tufted Coir mats/ mattings / floor coverings are classifiable under Customs Tariff Heading 5703 90 90 and attracts GST at the rate of 12% as per SI No. 144 of Schedule II of Notification No. 01/2017 Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017.—Eco Wood Private Limited, In Re…  24 TAXLOK.COM 071 (AAR-Kerala)