Raja M Shanmugham, President, Tirupur Exporters Association  said he was happy and welcomed the relief package announced for the export sector by the GST Council after considering the requisitions made by the Association and he further said the Drawback committee met on 9th October 2017, would also consider the requisition of the Association for increasing the Duty Drawback rate after including embedded taxes like transportation of raw materials and input, usage of petro products, for generation of electricity etc., which were not taken into account earlier mainly to enhance the competitiveness and also to protect SME exporters.

Raja M Shanmugham said he has sent thanks letters to Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister for Finance, Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles, Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry PMO Office, Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary – Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Anant Kumar Singh IAS., Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Rita A Teaotia I.A.S., Secretary, Department of Commerce, CA. Upender Gupta, IRS, Additional Commissioner , GST Cell, CBEC and Yogendra Garg, Commissioner of Central Excise, Working Group – Textiles.