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.
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.