OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, NS-IV
MUMBAI CUSTOMS ZONE-II
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, NHAVA SHEVA,
TAL:- URAN, DIST : RAIGAD. PIN – 400 707.

F. No. S/22-Gen-38/2015-16/AM(X)/(Part-I)

Dated 31.03.2017

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 43/2017

Sub: – Certain clarifications about DPD facility -Reg.

Attention of the Importers, Exporters, General Trade, Port Terminal Operator, Shipping Lines / Shipping Agents, CFSs coming under the jurisdiction of JNCH, Nhava Sheva and all other stakeholders is invited to various other decisions communicated through Public Notices [Public Notice No 161/2016, dated 28.11.2016 (DPD facility to 467 importers), Public Notice No 180/2016, dated 19.12.2016 (DPD facility to another 214 bid importers), Public Notice No 160/2016, dated 29.11.2016 (creation of dedicated “DPD/RMS Facilitation Centre at JNCH), Public Notice No 08/2017, dated 16.01.2017 (Certain clarifications about DPD facility ), Public Notice No 09/2017, dated 16.01.2017, Public Notice No 16/2017, dated 09.02.2017 and other Public Notices issued from time to time for smooth clearing of consignments and to reduce dwell time of import.

2. Public Notice No 08/2017, dated 16.01.2017 at Sr No 5 prescribed procedure where Bill of entry filed by DPD Importer in respect of any consignment is not “RMS Facilitated” and requires examination or Containers are “RMS Facilitated” but requires examination due to CSD hold in terms of Public Notice No 06/2017, dated 01.2017.

5. In case, Bill of entry filed by Importer in respect of any such containers not RMS Facilitated and requires examination or Containers are RMS Facilitated but requires examination at CFS due to CSD hold in terms of Public Notice No 06/2017, dated 12.01.2017

In case, Bill of entry filed by Importer in respect of any such containers is not RMS Facilitated and requires examination or Containers are RMS Facilitated but requires examination at CFS due to CSD hold in terms of Public Notice No 06/2017, dated 12.01.2017, then such containers need to be moved to “preferred CFS” as indicated by importer in the advance intimation submitted to shipping line, Port Terminal and CFS. For that purpose, importer and concerned CFS are required to take immediate action for moving such container from Port to CFS. Further clearance of such consignment should take place from CFS as per normal procedure.

3. It has been represented by Trade / DPD Importer that cases where DPD importer has not indicated any preferred “CFS Code” [i.e. Containers are stacked in “DPD Stacking” as per choice indicated by DPD Client], Port Terminal Operator are not allowing goods to move to CFS untill 48 hours are over, even if consignment is not RMS facilitated. In this regard, it is again being clarified that in such cases, following procedure should be followed”

i. After filing of Bill of Entry, DPD Importer is aware that whether the consignment is facilitated or not. As soon as they come to know that Bill of entry filed by Importer in respect of any containers is not RMS Facilitated and requires examination or Containers are RMS Facilitated but requires examination at CFS due to CSD hold in terms of Public Notice No 06/2017, dated 12.01.2017, he has to engage & intimate to one of the CFS (preferred / selected by him) for evacuation of containers covered by said Bill of Entry from Terminal at the earliest. He needs to co-ordinate and intimate to CFS, shipping line and Terminal operator so that CFS should be able to get the container moved from Terminal to CFS without any delay.

ii. It is clarified that limitation of 48 hours is not applicable to such clearances. Port Terminal should ensure that such containers are allowed to be moved from Terminal to CFS at the earliest.

iii. Further clearance of such consignment should take place from CFS as per normal procedure.

4. In case of any difficulty, the specific issue may be brought to the notice of Deputy / Assistant Commissioner in charge of DPD Cell, NS-III (email address: jnch@gov.in)

5. This, issues with approval of the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, JNCH. Action to be taken in terms of decisions taken in this Public Notice should be considered as standing order for the purpose of officers and staff.

Sd/-

(SUBHASH AGRAWAL)
Commissioner of Customs (NS-IV).

To:

1. The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, JNCH for information.

2. The Chairman, JNPT / CEO GTI / CEO NSICT & NSIGT / CSLA.

3. The Pr. Commissioner of Customs, NS-1, JNCH

4. The Commissioner of Customs, NS-G/ NS-II / NS-III/ NS-IV / NS-V, JNCH

5. All Additional / Joint Commissioner of Customs, JNCH

6. All Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs, JNCH

7. All Sections / Groups of NS-G, NS-I, NS-II / NS-III/ NS-IV / NS-V, JNCH

8. AC/DC, EDI for uploading on JNCH website immediately

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