GST's impact on India's gold market

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On 1st July, India’s labyrinth of taxes will be replaced with a simple, nationwide Goods & Services Tax (GST). This is the biggest fiscal reform since India’s liberalisation in the early 1990s. While gold consumers will face a slightly higher tax rate, and the industry will go through a period of adjustment, we see the net impact on the gold industry as being positive.  The gold supply chain should become more transparent and efficient, and the tax reform can boost economic growth, which we see as supporting gold demand.