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Concessional rate of 5% GST is not applicable on bulk drugs i.e. Danuorubicin, Epirubicin, Idarubicin and Zoledronin Acid

Classification of goods— In the instant case, the applicant is engaged in the manufacture of bulk drugs namely Danuorubicin, Epirubicin, Idarubicin and Zoledronin Acid. The main issue is to decide whether the bulk drugs are eligible of GST rate @5% in terms of Sr. No. 180 of Schedule I of Notification No.01/2017 (Rate) dated 28.06.2017, as amended. Held that— The concessional rate of GST is applicable only to the medicine or drugs, which are ready for administering in the human being or person. In the instant case, the applicant supplies bulk drug to their customers and hence the said bulk drug becomes raw material to the said customers. The applicant contention is that their bulk drug i.e. Danuorubicin, Epirubicin, Idarubicin and Zoledronin Acid is covered under the entry No. 180 of Not. No. 01/2017-CT (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 and eligible for concessional rate of GST. In the said entry No. 180 of said Notification word “Bulk Drugs” would have been included, had the intention of the Government been to extend the benefit of concessional rate to the bulk drugs/raw material. Therefore 5% GST is not applicable to the bulk drug Danuorubicin, Epirubicin, Idarubicin and Zoledronin Acid, in terms of List I to Entry No. 180 of Schedule I to the Notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax (Rate), dated 28-6-2017.
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