F. No. 401/69/ 2016- Cus III

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise and Customs

North Block, New Delhi

22nd April, 2016


All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Preventive),

All Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise,

All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Preventive),

All Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise.

Sir /Madam,

Subject : Insistence on documents of registration where not required- regarding.

Representations have been received in the Board regarding problems faced by importers on the clearance of products not specified under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009.

2.  It has been brought to notice that Customs officers are insisting on registration documents from importers on products which do not fall under the purview of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and rules made thereunder. Insistence on such documents has been reported to cause undue delay in the clearance of such consignments.

3.  It is requested that all officers are sufficiently sensitized not to insist on registration documents under Legal Metrology Act, 2009 wherever it is not required.

4.  Difficulty faced, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Board.

Yours faithfully,

(B. Konthoujam)

Under Secretary(Cus.III)

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  • K M Sundaram


  • K M Sundaram

    The customs at Nhava Sheva insisting to provide the End Use Bond even the import is under Advance Authorisation and the Bond for Advance Licence submitted. Over and above the End use Bond also required to clear the goods. The business unit has to shut down their business because of the customs harassment