CENTRAL EXCISE VALUATION (DETERMINATION OF PRICE
(As notified vide Notification No. 45/2000-C.E. (N.T.), dated
1. (1)These rules may be called the Central Excise Valuation (Determination of Price of Excisable Goods) Rules, 2000.
(2)They shall come into force on and from the 1st day of July, 2000.
2. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "Act" means the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944);
(b) "normal transaction" means the transaction value at which the greatest aggregate quantity of goods are sold;
(c) "value" means the value referred to in Section 4 of the Act;
(d) words and expressions used in these rules and not defined but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
4. The value of the excisable goods shall be based on the value of such goods sold by the assessee for delivery at any other time nearest to the time of the removal of goods under assessment, subject, if necessary, to such adjustment on account of the difference in the dates of delivery of such goods and of the excisable goods under assessment, as may appear reasonable to the proper officer.
5. Where any excisable goods are sold in the circumstances specified in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Act except the circumstances in which the excisable goods are sold for delivery at a place other than the place of removal, then the value of such excisable goods shall be deemed to be the transaction value, excluding the cost of transportation from the place of removal upto the place of delivery of such excisable goods.
Explanation 1.– “Cost of transportation” includes –
(i) the actual cost of transportation; and
Explanation 2. - For removal of doubts, it is clarified that the cost of transportation from the factory to the place of removal, where the factory is not the place of removal, shall not be excluded for the purposes of determining the value of the excisable goods.
6. Where the excisable goods are sold in the circumstances specified in clause (a) of sub section (1) of section 4 of the Act except the circumstance where the price is not the sole consideration for sale, the value of such goods shall be deemed to he the aggregate of such transactin value and the amount of money value of any additional consideration flowing directly or indirectly from the buyer to the assessee.
Explanation 1 - For removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that the value, apportioned as appropriate, of the following goods and services, whether supplied directly or indirectly by the buyer free of change or at reduced cost for use in connection with the production and sale of such goods, to the extent that such value has not been included in the price actually paid or payable, shall be treated to be the amount of money value of additional consideration flowing directly or indirectly from the buyer to the assessee in relation to sale of the goods being valued and aggregated accordingly, namely:-
(i) value of materials, components, parts and similar items relatable to such goods;
(ii) value of tools, dies, moulds, drawings, blue prints, technical maps and charts and similar items used in the production of such goods;
(iii) value of material consumed, including packaging materials, in the production of such goods.
(iv) value or engineering, development, art work, design work and plans and sketches undertaken elsewhere than in the factory of production and necessary for the production of such goods.
Explanation. 2– Where an assessee receives any advance payment from the buyer against delivery of any excisable goods, no notional interest on such advance shall be added to the value unless the Central Excise Officer has evidence to the effect that the advance received has influenced the fixation of the price of the goods by way of charging a lesser price from or by offering a special discount to the buyer who has made the advance deposit.
Illustration 1.- X, an assessee, sells his goods to Y against full advance payment at Rs. 100 per piece. However, X also sells such goods to Z without any advance payment at the same price of Rs. 100 per piece. No notional interest on the advance received by X is includible in the transaction value.
Illustration 2.- A, an assessee, manufactures and supplies certain goods as per design and specification furnished by B at a price of Rs. 10 lakhs. A takes 50% of the price as advance against these goods and there is no sale of such goods to any other buyer. There is no evidence available with the Central Excise Officer that the notional interest on such advance has resulted in lowering of the prices. Thus, no notional interest on the advance received shall be added to the transaction value.
7. Where the excisable goods are not sold by the assessee at the time and place of removal but are transferred to a depost, premises of a consignment agent or any other place or premises (hereinafter to as "such other place") from where the excisable goods are to be sold after their clearance from the place of removal and where the assessee and the buyer of the said goods are not related and the price is the sole consideration for the sale, the value shall be the normal transaction value of such goods sold from such other place at or about the same time and, where such goods are not sold at or about the same time, at the time nearest to the time of removal of goods under assessment.
8. Where the excisable goods are not sold by the assessee but are used for consumption by him or on his behalf in the production or manufacture of other articles, the value shall be one hundred and ten per cent of the cost of production or manufacture of such goods.
9. When the assessee so arranges that the excisable goods are not sold by an assessee except to or through a person who is related in the manner specified in either of sub-clauses (ii), (iii) or (iv) of clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Act, the value of the goods shall be removal, to buyers (not being related person); or where such goods are not sold to such buyers, to buyers (being related person), who sells such goods in retail;
Provided that in a case where the related person does not sell the goods but uses or consumes such goods in the production or manufacture or articles, the value shall be detemined in the manner specified in rule 8.
10. When the assessee so arranges that the excisable goods are not sold by him except to or through an inter-connected undertaking, the value of goods shall be detemined in the following manner, namely:-
(a) If the undertakings are so connected that they are also related in terms of sub-clause (ii) or (iii) or (iv) of clause
(b) of sub-section (3) of Section 4 of the Act or the buyer is a holding company or subsidiary company of the assessee, then the value shall be detemined in the manner prescribed in rule 9.
Explanation- In this clause "holding company" and "subsidiary company" shall have the sam meanings as in the Companies act, 1956 (1 of 1956).
(b) in any other case, the value shall be detemined as if they are not related persons for the purpose of sub-section (1) of section 4.
11. If the value of any excisable goods cannot be detemined under the foregoing rules, the value shall be detemined using reasonable means consistent with the principles and general provisions of these rules and sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Act.
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