Seeks to allow duty free sale of goods manufactured in India to the International passengers or members of crew at the DFSs located at the arrival / departure hall of International Airports and specify the procedures relating thereto.

CBEC vide Notification No. 07/2013- CE(NT) dated 23.05.2013 has extended the warehousing facility of removal of any excisable goods without payment of duty to godown or retail outlet of a duty free shop in the departure hall or the arrival hall, as the case may be, of International airport, appointed or licensed as “warehouse” under section 57 or 58 of Custom Act, 1962 for sale therefrom, against foreign exchange to passengers going out of India or to the passengers or members  of crew arriving from abroad.
Further, CBEC vide Notification No. 09/2013- CE(NT) dated 23.05.2013 has declared that such godown or retail outlet of a duty free shop shall be deemed to be registered as warehouse under Rule 9 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002.
CBCE Vide Circular No.970/04/2013-CX dated 23.05.2013 has specified the Procedure in respect of excisable goods  removed from a factory to godown or retail outlet of a duty free shop such as dispatch, movement, receipt, accountal and  disposal of goods etc.

Notification No. 09/2013 Central Excise (N.T.),

May 23, 2013

In exercise of powers conferred by sub-rule (2) of rule 9 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002, the Central Board of Excise and Customs makes the following further amendment in the notification No.36/2001-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 26th June, 2001 (GSR 465 E dated 26th June, 2001) , namely:

In the said notification, after para (2), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“(2A) hereby declares that where a godown or retail outlet of a Duty Free Shop is appointed or licensed under the provisions of sections 57 or 58 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), as the case may be, such godown or retail outlet shall be deemed to be registered as warehouse under rule 9 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002.”

[F.No.209/08/2011-CX.6]

(Pankaj Jain)
Under Secretary to the Government of India (CX.1)

Note: The principal notification No.36/2001 – Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 26th June, 2001 published in the Gazette of India vide GSR 465 E dated 26th June, 2001 and was last amended vide Notification No.40/2008-Central Excise (N.T.) dated 29th September, 2008 published in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 696 E dated the 29th September, 2008.

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