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Posts Tagged ‘Gold Import Duty’

Indian Gold Industry Hit on Both Fronts: Domestic Sales & Exports

After demonetisation, Indian gold buyers suddenly seem to have all gone into hibernation. The Indian gold industry, recovering with great difficulty from the shock of demonetisation, has been further attacked by a sudden hike in UAE’s gold import duty. UAE, which accounts for a third of India’s gold exports has increased duty on gold imports from 0.36% to 5%.

Gold Trade in India Thrives on Uncontrollable Demand

Despite the Indian government having raised the import duty on gold thrice in 2013 to finally at 10%, India’s gold demand is still remarkably high. As a result, gold smuggling is thriving in India – the World Gold Council notes in a recent report that illegal imports came to around 200 tonnes in 2013.

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