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  • GST Rates on Textiles in India
    Fri 14, 2017
  • GST Rates for Textile Products:

    Tax Free Textile Goods

    a) Raw silk and silk waste

    b) Wool, not carded or combed

    c) Gandhi Topi, National Flag

    d) Khadi Yarn

    e) Coconut or Coir fibre

    f) Jute fibres raw or processed but not spun


    5% GST (Fibers and Yarns)

    a) Silk yarn

    b) Yarn of wool or of animal hair

    c) Cotton yarn, other than khadi yarn

    d) Cotton sewing thread

    e) Vegetable fibres and yarns such as Flax, Hemp, Paper yarn

    f) Embroidery or Zari articles


    5% GST with no refund of ITC accumulation

    a) Woven fabrics of Silk or Silk waste

    b) Fabrics Wool or of animal hair

    c) Cotton fabrics

    d) Fabrics of other vegetable textile fibres

    e) Fabrics of manmade textile filaments

    f) Fabrics of manmade staple fibres

    g) Knitted or Crocheted fabrics


    Mix Bag (5% GST if Sale value below Rs. 1000, 12% GST sale value above Rs. 1000)

    a) Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

    b) Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

    c) Blankets and travelling rugs

    d) Curtains (including drapes) and interior blinds; curtain or bed valances

    e) Other furnishing articles, such as Bedspreads Counterpanes, Napkins, Pillow case, Table cloth

    f) Worn clothing and other worn articles

    g) Used or new rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables, of textile materials.


    12% GST

    a. Wadding and felt of Textile materials whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated

    b. Nonwovens

    c. Rubber threads and covered yarns

    d. Metalised yarns, imitation Zari yarns

    e. All Carpets and Floor Coverings including mats

    f. Woven Pile fabrics and Terry Towels

    g. Narrow Woven fabrics

    h. Woven fabric of metal thread and metallized yarn is taxable

    i. Quilted textile products

    j. Tyre Cord fabric of high tenacity yarn

    k. Textile products and articles for technical uses (technical textiles)


    18% GST (Fibres and Yarns)

    a) Synthetic filament yarn such as Nylon, Polyester, Acrylic etc

    b) Artificial filament yarn like Viscose rayon, Cuprammonium Rayon etc

    c) Sewing thread of manmade filaments

    d) Synthetic or artificial staple fibres

    e) Synthetic or artificial filament tow

    f) Yarn of manmade staple fibres

    g) Sewing thread of manmade staple fibres

    h) All Textile Machinery


    GST on Blended Yarn


    Description                                             HS code               GST Rate

    100% VSF/Modal                                        551001                  18%

    Cotton /Modal (48/52 blend)                       551003                  18%

    Cotton /Viscose (52/48 blend)                    520601                  5%

    Cotton /Polyester (65/35 blend)                  520601                  5%


    Viscose/Linen (80/20 blend)                       551098                 18%