Bengaluru sources have made a statement that the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry is setting up GST Simulation and Facilitation Centres in all districts of Karnataka in association with District Chambers of Commerce, said K Ravi, president, FKCCI. According to sources any member of the chamber can visit the centre and seek clarification on specific issues related to their line of business.
Meanwhile according to Food Safety and Standards Act, even if it is loose food, the bags are required to bear the name, expiry date and net weight. Ravi said According to the 9th GST Council meeting decision, whether the products bear registered trademark or not, every bag that has a name on it will attract 5% GST. We are planning to give a representation to the Council on the same".
FKCCI will also
establish a Centre for Business Excellence which will conduct certification
courses on export documentation, labor laws, tourism and GST in association
with government agencies and professional bodies.