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The services supplied by the applicant under the Marketing Services Agreement would fall under Group 99837 as Market Research Services.

Shanti Prime Publication Pvt. Ltd. Classification of Service — Applicant is seeking an advance ruling in respect of the following ISSUE. .

1. Whether the service supplied by the Applicant under the Service Agreement dated 1 March 2013 constitute a supply of “Support services” falling under HSN code 9985 “Intermediary service” classifiable under HSN code 9961/9962?

2. Whether the service supplied by the Applicant under the Marketing Services Agreement dated 1 December 2012 constitute a supply of “Support services” falling under HSN code 9985 or “Intermediary service” classifiable under HSN code 9961 / 9962?

3. Whether the services provided by the Applicant is an export of services as defined under Section 2(6) of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act 2017?

Held that—(i) The services provided by the applicant in the nature of Research on the matter related to functioning of the holding of company such as - corporate accounting, corporate, finance, corporate personnel and labour relations, corporate research and development, quality assurance and corporate intellectual property, and provide Party A with its report of the research thereon would fall under service code tariff 99859 as other support services nowhere elsewhere classified.

(ii) The services provided by the applicant in the nature of Information on Market in the territory which includes - Economic, industrial and technical information on the products falling under the category of the Products and their markets, trends and outlook together with similar information concerning such other industries in the Territory, To provide necessary assistance in business activities (including interpreting) to such representatives, To undertake market surveys of the Products in the Territory and report the results thereof to Party and Ancillary services to all above services, including, but not limited to, those services with regard to finance, accounting, and patent and legal matters would fall under service code tariff 99837 with service description market research services.
The services supplied by the applicant under the Marketing Services Agreement would fall under Group 99837 as Market Research Services.Asahi Kasei India Private Limited, In Re…. [2018] 4 TAXLOK.COM 123 (AAR-Maharashtra)