Govt raises tariff value of gold, silver

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 18 2014, 00:55am hrs
GoldThe government raised import tariff value of gold and silver to $407 per 10 grams and $663 per kg, respectively. Reuters
The government today raised import tariff value of gold and silver to USD 407 per 10 grams and USD 663 per kg, respectively.

Import tariff value is the base price at which customs duty is determined to prevent under-invoicing.

The tariff value on imported gold earlier stood at USD 392 per 10 grams on silver at USD 638 per kg.

The notification in this regard has been issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), an official release said today.

Tariff value on imported brass scrap has also been increased to USD 3,995 per tonne from USD 3,940 per tonne, while the tariff value on imported poppy seeds remain to USD 3,195 per tonne.

Gold prices today recovered by Rs 15 to Rs 30,050 per 10 grams in the national capital, while silver rebounded by Rs 100 to Rs 44,800 per kg.

India, the world's largest consumer of gold, imported 393.68 tonnes of the precious metal during the April-September period of this fiscal, as per official data.

The government has taken several steps to reduce gold imports, including hike in custom duties.