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Circular No. 176/08/2022-GST

F.No. CBIC-20001/2/2022-GST

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

GST Policy Wing

New Delhi, Dated the 6th July, 2022


The Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners / Principal Commissioners / Commissioners of Central Tax (All)

The Principal Directors General/ Directors General (All)


Subject: Withdrawal of Circular No. 106/25/2019-GST dated 29.06.2019 – Reg.

Kind attention is invited to Circular No. 106/25/2019-GST dated 29.06.2019 wherein certain clarifications were given in relation to rule 95A, inserted in the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 w.e.f. 01.07.2019, for refund of taxes paid on inward supply of indigenous goods by retail outlets established at departure area of the international airport beyond immigration counters when supplied to outgoing international tourist against foreign exchange.

2. The said rule 95A has been omitted, retrospectively w.e.f. 01.07.2019, vide notification No. 14/2022-Central Tax, dated 05.07.2022. Accordingly, the Board, in exercise of its powers conferred by section 168(1) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, hereby withdraws, ab-initio, Circular No 106/25/2019-GST dated 29th June, 2019.

3. It is requested that suitable trade notices may be issued to publicize the contents of this circular. Hindi version would follow.

(Sanjay Mangal)

Principal Commissioner (GST)


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