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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reduced the import tariff value on gold to $425 per 10 grams due to falling international prices.

On the other hand, the tariff value on silver was raised to $690 per kg. As on 30 June, the tariff value on imported gold stood at $428 per 10 grams and silver at $688 per kg.

The import tariff value—base price at which customs duty is determined to prevent under-invoicing—is revised on a fortnightly basis, taking into account the volatility in global prices.

The hike in tariff value on imported gold and silver has been notified by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, an official statement said. In the Singapore and New York markets, gold prices on Wednesday dipped to below $1,300 per ounce.

Continuing its losing streak for a third day, gold prices drifted by 155 to settle at 28,175 per 10 grams in the national capital on Wednesday on sustained selling by stockists amid a weakening global trend.

Meanwhile, after declining for seven months in a row, gold imports grew by 65.13% to $3.12 billion in June. Gold is the second largest import item for India after petroleum.

Due to several curbs, the country’s total gold and silver imports dropped 40% to $33.46 billion in 2013-14, against $55.79 billion in the previous year.

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