Reconsider GST hike on textile and apparel, industry body to government

The industry body said the pandemic has already dealt a body blow to the apparel industry as prolonged lockdowns and weak consumer demand led to a decline in sales of clothing

Reconsider GST hike on textile and apparel, industry body to government

The industry body said the pandemic has already dealt a body blow to the apparel industry as prolonged lockdowns and weak consumer demand led to a decline in sales of clothing.

New Delhi: Industry body Retailers’ Association of India (RAI) has urged the finance minister to reconsider the GST Council’s recent decision to increase taxes on several textile and apparel items from 5% to 12% effective January 2022.