HSN for Instant Tea-Sharbat

HSN Code and GST Rate for Instant Coffee or Tea-Sharbat and Pan

HSN Code and GST Rate for Instant Coffee or Tea, Sharbat and Pan

Chapter 21 of the HSN code contains items GST rate for instant coffee, tea, sharbat, pan and soft drink concentrates. Chapter 21 of the HSN code also includes miscellaneous edible preparations. However, chapter 21 of the HSN code does not cover the following:

  • Mixed vegetables of heading 0712;
  • Roasted coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion (heading 0901);
  • Flavoured tea (heading 0902);
  • Spices or other products of headings 0904 to 0910;
  • Food preparations, other than the products described in heading 2103 or 2104 containing more than 20% by weight of sausage, meat, meat offal, blood, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, or any combination thereof (Chapter 16);
  • Yeast put up as a medicament or other products of heading 3003 or 3004; or
  • Prepared enzymes of heading 3507.

This article covers the GST on tea, instant coffee, sharbat, pan and soft drink concentrates

Extracts of the substitutes referred to in Note 1(b) above are to be classified in heading 2101.

For the purposes of heading 2104, the expression “homogenized composite food preparations” means preparations consisting of a finely homogenized mixture of two or more basic ingredients such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruit or nuts, put up for retail sale as food suitable for infants or young children or dietetic purposes, in containers of a net weight content not exceeding 250 g. For the application of this definition, no account is to be taken of small quantities of any ingredients which may be added to the mixture for seasoning, preservation or other purposes. Such preparations may contain a small quantity of visible pieces of ingredients.

In this Chapter, “Pan masala” means any preparation containing betel nuts and any one or more of the following ingredients, namely lime, katha (catechu) and tobacco, whether or not containing any other ingredients, such as cardamom, copra and menthol.

In this Chapter “Betel nut product known as supari” means any preparation containing betel nuts but not containing any one or more of the following ingredients, namely lime, katha (catechu) and tobacco, whether or not containing any other ingredients, such as cardamom, copra and menthol.

For the purpose of sub-heading 2106 90 11, the expression “Sharbat” means any non-alcoholic sweetened beverage or syrup containing not less than 10% fruit juice or flavoured with non-fruit flavours, such as Rose, Khus, Kevara, but not including aerated preparations.

Sub-heading 2106 90 50, inter alia, includes preparations for lemonades or other beverages, consisting, for example, of flavoured or coloured syrup, syrup flavoured with an added concentrated extract, syrup flavoured with fruit juice and intended for use in the manufacture of aerated water, such as in automatic vending machines.

Heading 2106 (except 2106 90 20 & 2106 90 30), inter alia, includes:

  • Protein concentrates and textured protein substances;
  • Preparations for use, either directly or after processing (such as cooking; dissolving or boiling in water, milk or other liquids), for human consumption;
  • Preparations consisting wholly or partly of foodstuffs, used in the making of beverages of food preparations for human consumption;
  • Powders for table creams, jellies, ice-creams and similar preparations, whether or not sweetened;
  • Flavouring powders for making beverages, whether or not sweetened;
  • Preparations consisting of tea or coffee and milk powder, sugar and any other added ingredients;
  • Preparations (for example, tablets) consisting of saccharin and foodstuff, such as lactose, used for sweetening purposes;
  • Pre-cooked rice, cooked either fully or partially and it’s dehydrates; and
  • Preparations for lemonades or other beverages, consisting, for example, of flavoured or coloured syrups, syrup flavoured with an added concentrated extract, syrup flavoured with fruit juices and concentrated fruit juice with added ingredients.

Sub-heading 2106 90 99 includes sweetmeats commonly known as “Misthans” or “Mithai” or by any other name. They also include products commonly known as “Namkeens”, “mixtures”, “Bhujia”, “Chabena” or by any other name. Such products remain classified in these sub-headings irrespective of the nature of their ingredients.

HSN Code

HSN Code Description Import Policy Policy Conditions GST Rate in Percentage
2101 EXTRACTS, ESSENCES AND CONCENTRATES OF COFFEE, TEA OR MATE AND PREPARATIONS WITH A BASIS OF THESE PRODUCTS OR WITH A BASIS OF COFFEE, TEA OR MATE; ROASTED CHICORY & OTHER ROASTED COFFEE SUBSTITUTES, AND
EXTRACTS, ESSENCES AND CONCENTRATES THEREOF
Extracts, essences and concentrates of coffee, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee:
2101 11 Extracts, essences and concentrates:
2101 11 10 Instant coffee, flavoured Free 28
2101 11 20 Instant coffee, not flavoured Free 28
2101 11 30 Coffee aroma Free 28
2101 11 90 Other Free 28
2101 12 00 Preparations with basis of extracts, essences, concentrates or with a basis of coffee Free 28
2101 20 Extracts, essences and concentrates, of tea or mate, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of tea or mate:
2101 20 10 Instant tea Free 28
2101 20 20 Quick brewing black tea Free 28
2101 20 30 Tea aroma Free 28
2101 20 90 Other Free 28
2101 30 Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof:
2101 30 10 Roasted chicory Free 12
2101 30 20 Roasted coffee substitutes Free 12
2101 30 90 Other Free 12
2102 YEASTS (ACTIVE OR INACTIVE); OTHER SINGLE CELL MICRO-ORGANISMS, DEAD (BUT NOT INCLUDING VACCINES OF HEADING 3002); PREPARED BAKING POWDERS
2102 10 Active yeasts:
2102 10 10 Culture yeast Free 12
2102 10 20 Baker’s yeast Free 12
2102 10 90 Other Free 12
2102 20 00 Inactive yeasts, other single-cell micro- organisms, dead Free 12
2102 30 00 Prepared baking powders Free 12
2103 SAUCES AND PREPARATIONS THEREFOR; MIXED CONDIMENTS AND MIXED SEASONINGS; MUSTARD FLOUR AND MEAL AND PREPARED MUSTARD
2103 10 00 Soya sauce Free 28
2103 20 00 Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces Free 28
2103 30 00 Mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard Free 28
2103 90 Other:
2103 90 10 Curry paste Free 28
2103 90 20 Chilli sauce Free 28
2103 90 30 Majonnaise and salad dressings Free 28
2103 90 40 Mixed, condiments and mixed seasoning Free 28
2103 90 90 Other Free 28
2104 SOUPS AND BROTHS AND PREPARATIONS THEREFOR; HOMOGENIZED COMPOSITE FOOD PREPARATIONS
2104 10 Soups and broths and preparations therefor: Free 18
2104 10 10 Dried Free 18
2104 10 90 Other Free 18
2104 20 00 Homogenised composite food preparations Free 18
2105 00 00 Ice-cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa Free 18
2106 FOOD PREPARATIONS, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED OR INCLUDED
2106 10 00 Protein concentrates and textured protein substances Free 12
2106 90 Other:
Soft drink concentrates:
2106 90 11 Sharbat Free 28
2106 90 19 Other Free 28
2106 90 20 Pan masala Free 28
2106 90 30 Betel nut product known as “Supari” Free 28
2106 90 40 Sugar-syrups containing added flavouring or colouring matter, not elsewhere specified or included; lactose syrup; glucose syrup and malto dextrine syrup Free 28
2106 90 50 Compound preparations for making non- alcoholic beverages Free 28
2106 90 60 Food flavouring material Free 28
2106 90 70 Churna for pan Free 28
2106 90 80 Custard powder Free 28
Other:
2106 90 91 Diabetic foods Free 28
2106 90 92 Sterilized or pasteurized millstone Free 28
2106 90 99 Other Free 28

Import Conditions for Instant Coffee or Tea

The Prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is extended till 23.6.2017 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Import of all live-stock products shall be subject to a sanitary import permit to be issued by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India, as per Section 3A of Live-stock Importation Act, 1898, as incorporated by Live Stock Importation (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001, 29th August 2001), or as amended from time to time.

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