Custom Duty

Understanding the sweep of ‘Import’ under Custom Act, 1962

Tax treatment of imported goods stored in a warehouse and sale made therefrom, has always been an apple of discord in Indirect Taxation which continues to trouble our courts very bitterly. It has been witnessed that stand of Department in this issue has remained fairly unchanged as they have always maintained the position that in such sit...

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Set back to Indian Exports to USA: Dispute on Export subsidies

When India is going through a period of economic slowdown, it faces another setback as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement panel has held that the country’s domestic export subsidy programmes under Foreign trade policy are illegal and violates, WTO rules. The three member dispute settlement panel rejected IndiaR...

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Analysis of Manufacture and Other Operations in Warehouse (no. 2) Regulations, 2019

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has recently issued Notification  Notification 69/2019-Customs (N.T.) dated 01 October 2019. Please find below brief of the update for your reference. This notification has been issued to issue new regulation namely “Manufacture and Other Operations in Warehouse (no. 2) Regu...

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Authorized Economic Operator Programme

AEO is a voluntary programme. It enables Indian Customs to enhance and streamline cargo security through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain viz. importers, exporters, logistics providers, custodians or terminal operators, custom brokers and warehouse operators. The Circular 33/2016 – Cust...

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Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

About AEO AEO is a program under the aegis of the World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate Global Trade. The programs aim is to enhance international supply chain security and facilitate movement of legitimate goods. AEO is a voluntary compliance program. It enables Indian Customs to enhance an...

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Steps taken by Government for growth of TV Industry in India

Government has removed 5% Basic Custom Duty (BCD) on open cell (15.6 and above) for use in the manufacture of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) TV Panels vide Notification No. 30/2019-Customs dated 17.09.2019, till September 2020....

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FM Launches two new IT Initiatives -ICEDASH & ATITHI

Finance Minister Launches two new IT Initiatives -ICEDASH & ATITHI for improved monitoring and pace of Customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers. ICEDASH : Ease of Doing Business monitoring dashboard of the Indian Customs helping public see the daily Customs clearance times of import cargo. ATI...

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CBIC and Customs launches scheme to attract investment and support Make in India programme

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has launched a revamped and streamlined programme to attract investments into India and strengthen Make in India through manufacture and other operations under bond scheme, under Customs Act, 1962. Section 65 of the Customs Act, 1962 enables conduct of manufacture and other operations in a cus...

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CBI arrests an Appraising Officer of Customs in a bribery case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Appraising officer, Duty Drawback Section, Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant....

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Govt compulsorily retires 15 Senior Officers of Custom & Excise

Government of India compulsorily retires 15 Senior Officers of the Indian Revenue Service (C &CE) with immediate effect  In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (j) of Rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules, the President of India has retired 15 officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS)(C&CE) in public interest with immediate effe...

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Interest on delayed refund – Wrong/excessive collection of duty is not ‘deposit’

Global United Shipping India (P) Ltd. Vs Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Refund) (Madras High Court) - It is to be noted that right to credit or forfeit such deposit would arise only after determination of the liability to pay the 'duty'. On the other hand, the right over the duty so paid is instant on the revenue and not a postponed entitlement....

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Mis-declaration by SEZ – Permission based on project report to be relied

Texool Wastesavers Vs C.C (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - Texool Wastesavers Vs C.C (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Relying on the permission which was granted in terms of project report made before the Development Commissioner, which stated that the SEZ unit was permitted to import garments that were almost new but could be out of fashion in terms of time as far as th...

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Transaction value cannot be rejected merely for higher value deceleration by exporter

Shri. Haji Sumar Vs The Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) - Shri. Haji Sumar Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) CESTAT Chennai has held that the transaction value adopted by the importer cannot be rejected merely based on export declarations received from Turkish Customs, public ledger and Commodity Trade Statistics Data (Comtrade).  Shri. Haji Sum...

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Compulsory Registration of MFD (Printer Cum Scanner etc) for Import- HC allowed release of goods

M/s Genuine Copier Systems Vs Union of India and Ors. (Punjab and Haryana High Court) - The issue in these writ petitions is whether multi-function devices (MFDs) are covered under the term 'printers'. This dispute has arisen in view of the document Annexure P-12 by a clarification which was issued by way of Circular No.1 of 2019 dated 2.5.2019 as per which it was 'clarified' that mult...

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Late fee for delay in filing Bill of Entry not imposable if importer takes all efforts to clear goods within reasonable time

M/s. ECOM Gill Coffee Trading Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Chennai) - CESTAT Chennai has held that late fee imposed on the appellant for delay in filing of Bill of Entry was not proper, since the delay had occurred only because the original importer had failed to clear the goods....

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Reporting of cases warranting action under PMLA

Instruction No. 05/2019-Customs - (11/12/2019) - In order to meet the international Anti-Money Laundering (AML) obligations and FATF recommendations the Union Government has brought several legislative changes to streamline the enforcement of PLMA and to make it more effective. In view of the above, ED has devised new reporting formats, namely, ML...

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Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/Extension/DRI) Dated 11.12.2019

Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/EXTENSION/DRI) - (11/12/2019) - Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/EXTENSION/DRI) – Dated: 11th December, 2019- Appointment of CAA by DGRI – reg Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Notification No. 65/201...

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Reporting of cases warranting action under PMLA-reg

Instruction No.-05/2019-Customs - (11/12/2019) - Attention is invited to this office letter of even no. dated 02.03.2017 vide which it was requested that cases involving action under Section 135 of Customs Act, 1962, where total value involved is Rs. 30 lakhs or more, may be reported to Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the prescribed ML-I and ML-II...

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Anti-dumping duty on imports of Clear float glass

Notification No. 45/2019-Customs (ADD) / G.S.R. 905(E) - (10/12/2019) - Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of Clear float glass originating in or exported from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE in pursuance of Final findings of Designated Authority in sunset review of notification No. 48/2014-Customs (ADD) dated 11.12.2014 vide Notification No. 45/2019-Customs (A...

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Changes in First Schedule to Customs Tariff applicable from 01.01.2020

Notification No. 89/2019 – Customs (N.T.)/G.S.R. 904(E) - (10/12/2019) - Appointing the date for enforcing section 88 (b) of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 to bring out the changes in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 vide Notification No. 89/2019 – Customs (N.T.) Dated 10th December, 2019. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (...

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Understanding the sweep of ‘Import’ under Custom Act, 1962

Tax treatment of imported goods stored in a warehouse and sale made therefrom, has always been an apple of discord in Indirect Taxation which continues to trouble our courts very bitterly. It has been witnessed that stand of Department in this issue has remained fairly unchanged as they have always maintained the position that in such sit...

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Reporting of cases warranting action under PMLA

Instruction No. 05/2019-Customs (11/12/2019)

In order to meet the international Anti-Money Laundering (AML) obligations and FATF recommendations the Union Government has brought several legislative changes to streamline the enforcement of PLMA and to make it more effective. In view of the above, ED has devised new reporting formats, namely, ML-I & ML-II...

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Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/Extension/DRI) Dated 11.12.2019

Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/EXTENSION/DRI) (11/12/2019)

Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/EXTENSION/DRI) – Dated: 11th December, 2019- Appointment of CAA by DGRI – reg Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Notification No. 65/2019-Customs (N.T./CAA/EXTENSION/DRI) New D...

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Reporting of cases warranting action under PMLA-reg

Instruction No.-05/2019-Customs (11/12/2019)

Attention is invited to this office letter of even no. dated 02.03.2017 vide which it was requested that cases involving action under Section 135 of Customs Act, 1962, where total value involved is Rs. 30 lakhs or more, may be reported to Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the prescribed ML-I and ML-II....

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Anti-dumping duty on imports of Clear float glass

Notification No. 45/2019-Customs (ADD) / G.S.R. 905(E) (10/12/2019)

Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of Clear float glass originating in or exported from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE in pursuance of Final findings of Designated Authority in sunset review of notification No. 48/2014-Customs (ADD) dated 11.12.2014 vide Notification No. 45/2019-Customs (ADD) dated 10th December, 2019. GOVERNMEN...

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Changes in First Schedule to Customs Tariff applicable from 01.01.2020

Notification No. 89/2019 – Customs (N.T.)/G.S.R. 904(E) (10/12/2019)

Appointing the date for enforcing section 88 (b) of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 to bring out the changes in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 vide Notification No. 89/2019 – Customs (N.T.) Dated 10th December, 2019. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (CENTRAL BORD OF INDIRECT TAXES […...

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of “Mono Ethylene Glycol”

Case No. (O.I.) 21/2019 (09/12/2019)

Case No. (O.I.) 21/2019 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Mono Ethylene Glycol originating in or exported from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Singapore....

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CBIC notifies Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currencies wef 6.12.2019

Notification No. 88/2019-Customs (N.T.) (05/12/2019)

Exchange Rate Notification No. 88/2019-Custom (NT) dated 5.12.2019-Notifying Customs Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency Conversion w.e.f. 6th December, 2019....

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Interest on delayed refund – Wrong/excessive collection of duty is not ‘deposit’

Global United Shipping India (P) Ltd. Vs Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Refund) (Madras High Court)

It is to be noted that right to credit or forfeit such deposit would arise only after determination of the liability to pay the 'duty'. On the other hand, the right over the duty so paid is instant on the revenue and not a postponed entitlement....

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Mis-declaration by SEZ – Permission based on project report to be relied

Texool Wastesavers Vs C.C (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

Texool Wastesavers Vs C.C (CESTAT Ahmedabad) Relying on the permission which was granted in terms of project report made before the Development Commissioner, which stated that the SEZ unit was permitted to import garments that were almost new but could be out of fashion in terms of time as far as the country of production […]...

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Read all the headlines and latest custom duty news, updates and announcements regarding Customs Act, changes in custom duty rates and custom duty challans only at Taxguru.com Custom duty is an indirect tax which is applicable on goods which are imported into India and a few goods which are exported out of India. Globally, countries levy custom duties over import and export of goods for raising revenue and also for shielding their domestic companies from competitors from several other countries. Custom duty in India is imposed on almost universally all the goods which are imported into India. Export duties are imposed on few goods as provided under Second Schedule. These duties are not imposed on few items such as lifesaving drugs or equipment, food grains, fertilizers etc. Import duties are divided into basic duty, true countervailing duty, additional customs duty, protective duty, anti-dumping duty and education cess. Customs duty in India is imposed according to the value of the goods or their weight, dimension and other various criteria as per the goods. Where the duties are based on goods value, then the custom duties are known as ad valorem duties, and where the duty is based on quantity or weight, the duties are known as specific duties. Customs Act, 1962 empowers the government of India for levying customs duty, prohibiting import and export of goods, framing policies for exporting and importing and penalties, offences etc. All the matters which are related to custom duty comes under the CBEC (Central Board of Excise & Customs). The Central Board of Excise & Customs also formulates policies with respect to custom duty rate, smuggling prevention and administrative decisions that are related to customs formations. Get all the latest custom duty news and updates here at Taxguru. We offer a cohesive and detailed analysis of the relevant updates and announcements related to custom duties. We keep our site updated with all the latest updates, announcements and news on custom duty. Get to know about all the changes and updates to the custom duty challan and other such specific details.

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