Supply of goods by retail outlets in departure area at international airport’s to an outgoing international tourist — Exempted from IGST

G.S.R (E ).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 6 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), the Central Government, on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, and on the recommendations of the Council, hereby exempts any supply of goods by a retail outlet established in the departure area of an international airport, beyond the immigration counters, to an outgoing international tourist, from the whole of the integrated tax leviable thereon under Section 5 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, the expression “outgoing international tourist” shall mean a person not normally resident in India, who enters India for a stay of not more than six months for legitimate non-immigrant purposes.

2. The notification shall come into force with effect from the 1st day of July, 2019.

Ministry of Finance

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