The transport firms and textile traders in Surat are squabbling over final claim to provide Goods and service tax [GST] registration number of the sender as well as the receiver for hassle-free transportation of textile goods to other states.
The reports came up that consignments of dress materials and saris holding the value in crores have got stuck in the godowns. This situation occurred after it got mandatory for the traders to furnish Goods and service tax [GST] registration number of the sender as well.
The Vyapar Pragati Sangh (VPS) and Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) mutually condemned the action of the transporters and called it illegal. The president of Vyapar Pragati Sangh, Sanjay Jagnani stated that “in the market, there are numerous small traders who still not have registration numbers. The ones who have the registration are undergoing difficulties in linking the GST with both sender and receiver”.
The president then added that “This is wrong, Even the lately done GST Council meeting had given liberation on the e-way bill. Moreover, no fine is to be charged on goods transport without the Goods and service tax number. We will take this concern to higher authorities in state tax department and lodge an official complaint against the transporters.”
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He also stated that the textile goods to the refrain of over Rs 90 crores had been trapped in the stock rooms because of the obstinate approach of the transporters.
Yuvraj Deshle, Surat Textile Goods Transporters Association president, stated that “The transporters will be gathering to talk about this problem. We do not want to annoy the traders. In fact, the transporters are also losing business at the time festive time of Diwali.”