GST Rates the World Over: Some Facts

Australia  ----10%
Bahrain----- -----5%
Canada ---- -----5% (GST) HST 9.975%- 15%
China --------------17%
Japan --- -------8%
Korea --- ------10%
Kuwait------ -----5%
Malaysia --- ----6%
Mauritius --- -----15%
Mexico--- ----16%
Myanmar  ----------5%
New Zeland --- ----15%
Phillipenes -- ---12%
Russian Federation-18%
Singapore-------- 7%
South Africa-14%
Thailand ------ ---7%
UAE -------------5%
USA....0- 7.5%
Vietnam  ------10%
Zimbabwe ---- ----15%
 
India ------ ----- >18%- 28 % 
 
Note: Interestingly,  petrol has been kept out  of the purview of GST since tax on petrol  is already at a staggering 33 per cent
 
Also,  when the Congress-led UPA government had tried  to bring in GST at 18 per  cent this was opposed by the then opposition  BJP for five years