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No duty on CWG balloons

delhi Updated: Aug 29, 2010 23:26 IST
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The much talked about Helium balloons for the opening and closing in ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be exempted from customs duty. The Finance Ministry has withdrawn customs duty on the balloons — technically known as Aerostats — and the equipment used for their deployment, sources said. The exemption is part of the government's move to remove customs duty on sports goods and equipment imported for the Games. However, to avail the exemptions, these balloons will have to be imported by Organising Committee's suppliers, contractors or vendors, they said.