The Union Territory (U.T). of Daman & Diu is a centrally administered territory without legislature. The territory was under Portugal Rule up to its liberation i.e. up to 19/12/1961. The GOI had exempted this U.T. from Sales tax regime. However, with the increase in Industries, Trade and commercial activities in the U.T., there was persistence from the neighbouring States to discontinue the exemption of tax to avoid unhealthy competition of prices among the neighboring States; it was decided to impose sales tax in the U.T.