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Budget 2015-16: Expect commodity transaction tax to be removed, says MCX

MCX Deputy MD Singhal says commodity trading volumes have come down significantly since the imposition of CTT, and this is also leading to grey market transactions in which the government gets no revenue at all

MCX is hoping that the commodity transaction tax will be removed in the upcoming Union Budget, according to PK Singhal, Deputy Managing Director.

In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Singhal says Taiwan is the only other country which levies a CTT.

He says commodity trading volumes have come down significantly since the imposition of CTT, and this is also leading to grey market transactions in which the government gets no revenue at all.

Average daily turnover on MCX has fallen from Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore since CTT was introduced, Singhal says.

MCX has regained the market share it lost in the aftermath of the scam at NSEL, Singhal says.

He feels the shifting of the Forwards Market Commission to the Finance Ministry from the Consumer Affairs Ministry is a positive step.

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