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Chapter 3 : GST Rates and HSN codes for Fish Meats and Fillets.

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Maharshi Shah

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HSN Codes
HSN Codes & GST Rates
Last updated on April 27th, 2021

HSN means the Harmonized System of Nomenclature code used for classifying goods under GST. This classification is used in Customs, Central Excise and Foreign Trade Policy. The use of HSN codes is to make GST systematic and globally accepted. GST Rates and HSN codes for Fish Meats and Fillets are mentioned in chapter 3.

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The table given below comprises of the GST rates and HSN codes for Fish Meats and Fillets.

HSN Code

Description

Rate (%)

Effective From

CESS (%)

Related Export / Import HSN Code

0301

Live fish.

NIL

28/06/2017

 

03011100, 03011900, 03019100, 03019200, 03019300, 03019400, 03019500, 03019900

0302

Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 0304

NIL

28/06/2017

 

03021100, 03021300, 03021400, 03021900, 03022100, 03022200, 03022300, 03022400, 03022900, 03023100, 03023200, 03023300, 03023400, 03023500, 03023600, 03023900, 03024100, 03024200, 03024300, 03024400, 03024500, 03024600, 03024700, 03024900, 03025100, 03025200, 03025300, 03025400, 03025500, 03025600, 03025700, 03025900, 03027100, 03027200, 03027300, 03027400, 03027900, 03028100, 03028200, 03028300, 03028400, 03028500, 030289, 03028910, 03028920, 03028930, 03028990, 03029000, 030291, 03029110, 030292, 03029210, 030299, 03029910, 03029990

0303

Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 0304 ( inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017) and put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily, subject to the conditions as in the Annexure]

NIL

10/11/2017

 

03031100, 03031200, 03031300, 03031400, 03031900, 03032300, 03032400, 03032500, 03032600, 03032900, 03033100, 03033200, 03033300, 03033400, 03033900, 03034100, 03034200, 03034300, 03034400, 03034500, 03034600, 03034900, 03035100, 03035300, 03035400, 03035500, 03035600, 03035700, 03035900, 03036300, 03036400, 03036500, 03036600, 03036700, 03036800, 03036900, 030381, 03038110, 03038190, 03038200, 03038300, 03038400, 030389, 03038910, 03038920, 03038930, 03038940, 03038950, 03038960, 03038970, 03038980, 03038990, 03038991, 03039010, 03039090, 030391, 03039110, 03039190, 030392, 03039210, 030399, 03039910, 03039990

0304

Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), frozen ( inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017: and put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily], subject to the conditions as in the Annexure]

5

28/06/2017

 

03043100, 03043200, 03043300, 03043900, 03044100, 03044200, 03044300, 03044400, 03044500, 03044600, 03044700, 03044800, 030449, 03044910, 03044920, 03044930, 03044940, 03044990, 03045100, 03045200, 03045300, 03045400, 03045500, 03045600, 03045700, 030459, 03045910, 03045920, 03045930, 03045940, 03045990, 03046100, 03046200, 03046300, 03046900, 03047100, 03047200, 03047300, 03047400, 03047500, 03047900, 03048100, 03048200, 03048300, 03048400, 03048500, 03048600, 03048700, 030488, 03048810, 03048820, 03048830, 030489, 03048910, 03048920, 03048930, 03048940, 03048990, 03049100, 03049200, 03049300, 03049400, 03049500, 03049600, 03049700, 03049900

0304

Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh or chilled.

NIL

28/06/2017

 

03043100, 03043200, 03043300, 03043900, 03044100, 03044200, 03044300, 03044400, 03044500, 03044600, 03044700, 03044800, 030449, 03044910, 03044920, 03044930, 03044940, 03044990, 03045100, 03045200, 03045300, 03045400, 03045500, 03045600, 03045700, 030459, 03045910, 03045920, 03045930, 03045940, 03045990, 03046100, 03046200, 03046300, 03046900, 03047100, 03047200, 03047300, 03047400, 03047500, 03047900, 03048100, 03048200, 03048300, 03048400, 03048500, 03048600, 03048700, 030488, 03048810, 03048820, 03048830, 030489, 03048910, 03048920, 03048930, 03048940, 03048990, 03049100, 03049200, 03049300, 03049400, 03049500, 03049600, 03049700, 03049900

0305

Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption (inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017 : and put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily], subject to the conditions as in the Annexure]

5

28/06/2017

 

03051000, 03052000, 03053100, 03053200, 03053900, 03054100, 03054200, 03054300, 03054400, 03054900, 03055100, 03055910, 03055920, 03055930, 03055990, 03056100, 03056200, 03056300, 03056400, 03056910, 03056920, 03056930, 03056990, 03057100, 03057200, 03057900

0305

Fish dried (not put up in unit container bearing a brand name)

NIL

14/11/2017

 

03051000, 03052000, 03053100, 03053200, 03053900, 03054100, 03054200, 03054300, 03054400, 03054900, 03055100, 03055910, 03055920, 03055930, 03055990, 03056100, 03056200, 03056300, 03056400, 03056910, 03056920, 03056930, 03056990, 03057100, 03057200, 03057900

0306

Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption (inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017 : and put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily], subject to the conditions as in the Annexure]

5

28/06/2017

 

03061100, 03061210, 03061290, 03061400, 03061500, 03061610, 03061690, 03061711, 03061719, 03061790, 03061900, 03062100, 03062200, 03062400, 03062500, 03062600, 03062710, 03062720, 03062900, 03063100, 03063200, 03063300, 03063400, 03063500, 03063600, 03063900, 03069100, 03069200, 03069300, 03069400, 03069500, 03069900

0306

Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water live, fresh or chilled.

NIL

28/06/2017

 

03061100, 03061210, 03061290, 03061400, 03061500, 03061610, 03061690, 03061711, 03061719, 03061790, 03061900, 03062100, 03062200, 03062400, 03062500, 03062600, 03062710, 03062720, 03062900, 03063100, 03063200, 03063300, 03063400, 03063500, 03063600, 03063900, 03069100, 03069200, 03069300, 03069400, 03069500, 03069900

0307

Molluscs, whether in shell or not, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans, fit for human consumption (inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017 : and put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily], subject to the conditions as in the Annexure]

5

28/06/2017

 

03071100, 03071900, 03072100, 03072900, 03073100, 03073910, 03073990, 03074110, 03074120, 030742, 03074210, 03074220, 030743, 03074310, 03074320, 03074330, 030749, 03074910, 03074920, 03074930, 03074940, 03074990, 03075100, 03075900, 03076000, 03077100, 03077900, 03078100, 03078200, 03078300, 03078400, 03078700, 03078800, 03078900, 03079100, 03079900, 03079910, 03079920, 03079990

0307

Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled; aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh or chilled.

NIL

28/06/2017

 

03071100, 03071900, 03072100, 03072900, 03073100, 03073910, 03073990, 03074110, 03074120, 030742, 03074210, 03074220, 030743, 03074310, 03074320, 03074330, 030749, 03074910, 03074920, 03074930, 03074940, 03074990, 03075100, 03075900, 03076000, 03077100, 03077900, 03078100, 03078200, 03078300, 03078400, 03078700, 03078800, 03078900, 03079100, 03079900, 03079910, 03079920, 03079990

0308

Aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process: flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, fit for human consumption (inserted w.e.f 14/11/2017 : and put up in unit container and,-

(a) bearing a registered brand name; or

(b) bearing a brand name on which an actionable claim or enforceable right in a court of law is available [other than those where any actionable claim or enforceable right in respect of such brand name has been foregone voluntarily], subject to the conditions as in the Annexure]

5

28/06/2017

 

03081100, 03081900, 03082100, 03082900, 03083010, 03083020, 03089000

0308

Aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh or chilled.

NIL

28/06/2017

 

03081100, 03081900, 03082100, 03082900, 03083010, 03083020, 03089000

Disclaimer

The GST rates given for Fish Meats and Fillets in the above table are as per the 31st GST council meeting which was held on 22nd December 2018. Dissimilarities may be present due to the latest updates made by the government. Make sure to check the “Effective From” column.

FAQs

Is GST applicable on raw meat?

There is no GST on fresh or pasteurized milk, butter milk, curd, chena or paneer, and non-vegetarian items like eggs, chicken, fresh meat, and fresh or chilled fish. Fruits, vegetables, as well as unit container-packed frozen branded vegetables (uncooked or steamed) are also exempt.

Who needs an HSN code?

Taxpayers having turnover exceeds Rs. 1.5 crore but up to 5.00 crore will be required to mention only two digits of HSN code. Taxpayers having turnover exceeds Rs 5.00 crore will be required to mention four digits of HSN code.

Is there GST on fresh fish?

As per GST Law, there is no GST payable on Fresh fish. So the rate of GST payable on Fresh fish is nil rate. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be levied at multiple rates ranging from 0 percent to 28 percent

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarishMehta

    From 1st April 2021, Taxpayers with an aggregate Annual Turnover of more than INR 5 Crore during the financial Year 2020-2021 have to mandatorily mention 6 digits of the HSN Code in all tax invoices.

    Businesses with a turnover of up to INR 5 crore in the preceding financial year will be required to mandatorily furnish 4 digit HSN code on B2B invoices.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Hey @Dia_malhotra

    Let’s take an example of Cocoa powder to calculate the GST using the HSN code.

    Cocoa Powder per Kg = INR1,000.
    HSN Code = 18 05 00 00
    GST Rate = 18% (For Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or sweetening matter)
    Therefore, GST = INR180

    Hope this helps!

  3. Hey,

    What are the consequences of not mentioning or incorrectly mentioning the HSN Code?

  4. Hey @SonalYadav

    It is very crucial to mention the correct HSN/ SAC Code on the tax invoices and Form GSTR-1, barring to do so may attract a penalty of INR 50,000 (INR 25,000 each for CGST and SGST) for non-mentioning or incorrect mention of wrong HSN/ SAC Code under Section 125 of the CGST Act.

    Hope this helps!

  5. Hey @Prasana_Srinivasan, this tool can help

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