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 DescriptionImport PolicyPolicy ConditionsGST Rate in Percentage
2101EXTRACTS, 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 11Extracts, essences and concentrates:
2101 11 10Instant coffee, flavouredFree28
2101 11 20Instant coffee, not flavouredFree28
2101 11 30Coffee aromaFree28
2101 11 90OtherFree28
2101 12 00Preparations with basis of extracts, essences, concentrates or with a basis of coffeeFree28
2101 20Extracts, 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 10Instant teaFree28
2101 20 20Quick brewing black teaFree28
2101 20 30Tea aromaFree28
2101 20 90OtherFree28
2101 30Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof:
2101 30 10Roasted chicoryFree12
2101 30 20Roasted coffee substitutesFree12
2101 30 90OtherFree12
2102YEASTS (ACTIVE OR INACTIVE); OTHER SINGLE CELL MICRO-ORGANISMS, DEAD (BUT NOT INCLUDING VACCINES OF HEADING 3002); PREPARED BAKING POWDERS
2102 10Active yeasts:
2102 10 10Culture yeastFree12
2102 10 20Baker’s yeastFree12
2102 10 90OtherFree12
2102 20 00Inactive yeasts, other single-cell micro- organisms, deadFree12
2102 30 00Prepared baking powdersFree12
2103SAUCES AND PREPARATIONS THEREFOR; MIXED CONDIMENTS AND MIXED SEASONINGS; MUSTARD FLOUR AND MEAL AND PREPARED MUSTARD
2103 10 00Soya sauceFree28
2103 20 00Tomato ketchup and other tomato saucesFree28
2103 30 00Mustard flour and meal and prepared mustardFree28
2103 90Other:
2103 90 10Curry pasteFree28
2103 90 20Chilli sauceFree28
2103 90 30Majonnaise and salad dressingsFree28
2103 90 40Mixed, condiments and mixed seasoningFree28
2103 90 90OtherFree28
2104SOUPS AND BROTHS AND PREPARATIONS THEREFOR; HOMOGENIZED COMPOSITE FOOD PREPARATIONS
2104 10Soups and broths and preparations therefor:Free18
2104 10 10DriedFree18
2104 10 90OtherFree18
2104 20 00Homogenised composite food preparationsFree18
2105 00 00Ice-cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoaFree18
2106FOOD PREPARATIONS, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED OR INCLUDED
2106 10 00Protein concentrates and textured protein substancesFree12
2106 90Other:
Soft drink concentrates:
2106 90 11SharbatFree28
2106 90 19OtherFree28
2106 90 20Pan masalaFree28
2106 90 30Betel nut product known as “Supari”Free28
2106 90 40Sugar-syrups containing added flavouring or colouring matter, not elsewhere specified or included; lactose syrup; glucose syrup and malto dextrine syrupFree28
2106 90 50Compound preparations for making non- alcoholic beveragesFree28
2106 90 60Food flavouring materialFree28
2106 90 70Churna for panFree28
2106 90 80Custard powderFree28
Other:
2106 90 91Diabetic foodsFree28
2106 90 92Sterilized or pasteurized millstoneFree28
2106 90 99OtherFree28

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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