The Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) has requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami to announce removal of a one per cent Agricultural Market Committee Cess on cotton as well as cotton waste in the State Budget for the year 2017-18. The Committee On GST has asked all states to decide the issue of the cess at their own levels because GST is likely to come into effect from next July, SIMA Chairman M Senthilkumar said.