Custom Duty

RFID: A Disruptive Technology in Asset Identification & Tracking Revolutionizing Supply Chain Functions

Rapid identification technologies have led to a better handling of raw materials / inputs and finished products in the Supply Chain.  In the past few years Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has grown to be one of the most popular technologies in the area of identification systems and today it’s a disruptive technology in Asset Iden...

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Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) A Privileged Certification for Exporters & Importers

AEO is a Trade Facilitation Scheme for ease of doing business in light of international development. Holder of this Certificate is Entitled for Privilege, Benefits, Exemption and Relaxation on account of import and export.This certificate is issued for Particular Period after that to be renewed. ...

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Exemption Notifications must be interpreted strictly: The Supreme Court Constitution Bench Judgment

SC in Constitution Bench of Five Judges judgment in the case of Commissioner of Customs (Import) Mumbai Vs. M/s Dilip Kumar and Company and Ors has held that the benefit of ambiguity in exemption notification (which is subject to strict interpretation) cannot be claimed by the subject/assessee and it must be interpreted in favour of the r...

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Simplified processing of AEO-T1 application & Documentation

PROCESSING OF ACCREDITATION OF AEO-T1 SIMPLIFIED In terms of Customs circular 33/2016 dated 22.07.2016 as amended by the Circular No. 3/2018- Customs dated January 17, 2018 & Circular No. 26/2018- Customs dated 10th August 2018 processing of AEO-T1 application is simplified. ANNEXURE REQUIRED FOR AEO-T1 APPLICATION AS PER OLD CIRCULAR...

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Complete Provisions of Seizure and Confiscation under Customs Act, 1962

Confiscation means lawfully seize of illegal import of prohibited goods into India and seize of conveyance in Indian Customs water for concealing of exported goods or carrying smuggling of any goods. Confiscations of goods or conveyance are two ways by which a Customs officer can exercise his statutory power as provided under Customs Act....

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Unprecedented tax reforms by Indian Customs

INDIAN CUSTOMS- UNPRECEDENTED TAX REFORM- Enhanced Ease of Doing Business- Indian Customs has taken a series of measures to simplify Customs processes and procedures during the last few years....

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CBI Arrests an Assistant Commissioner of Customs in a Bribery Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Air Cargo Complex, Andheri, Mumbai for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.2000/- from the complainant. A case was registered against an Assistant Commissioner of Customs and an Appraiser, Air Cargo Complex, U/s 120-B of IPC and Section 7 of PC Act,...

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CBI arrests 19, including customs officials for bribery & smuggling

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested 19 accused (6 Customs official & 13 private persons) including an Assistant Commissioner, Superintendents, Inspectors, private persons(including Sri Lankan Nationals) in a case related to alleged bribery and smuggling of goods....

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Anti-dumping Duty on import of Specified Stainless Steel Products

Anti-dumping Duty on the import of Specified Stainless Steel Products for providing relief to the Domestic Steel Industry The Government has imposed Anti- Dumping Duties on imports of specified Stainless-Steel Products vide: i. Notification No 61/2015- Customs (ADD) dated 11.12.2015 on imports of Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Ste...

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Custom dept. proposes simplified procedures for exports through India Post

Customs and Postal Department hold First ever Joint Conference to deliberate on streamlining imports and exports by post; To cater to the SMEs and to boost the Make in India program, Customs Department proposes new simplified procedures for exports through India Post. Customs Department proposes new simplified procedures for exports throu...

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Cost Accountants can issue certificates for Mismatch in GSTR-1 & GSTR-3B

It may be recalled that vide Circular 12/2018-Customs dated 29-05-2018, Board had provided interim solution to the problem faced by the exporters whose records were not transmitted from GSTN to Customs due to mismatch in GSTR 1 and CSTR 3B. The interim solution was subject to undertakings/submissio...

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Employees can’t be Penalized if they are not benefitted by any act of Duty Evasion by Company

M/s Global Cambay Marine Service Pvt Ltd Vs C.C. (CESTAT Ahmedabad) - Employee do not have knowledge or reason to belief that goods are liable to confiscation under Section 111 of Customs Act, 1962, the penalty is not imposable on employee. ...

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Customs officers have no jurisdiction to seize goods in SEZ

Shri Imran Ahmed Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Allahabad) - We hold that the Customs officers have no jurisdiction on the appellant to seize the goods in S.E.Z. area therefore seizure of the goods in question is set aside. Consequently, no demand can be confirmed against the appellants. Therefore the confiscation of the impugned goods is also set aside....

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Additional Director of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence not entitled to invoke Section 124 of Customs Act, 1962

Navneet Kumar Vs.Union of India & Ors. (Calcutta High Court) - Navneet Kumar Vs.Union of India & Ors. (Calcutta High Court) Additional Director General of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has no jurisdiction to invoke the provisions of Section 124 of the Customs Act, 1962. A notice to show cause can be issued under Section 124 of the Act of 1962 by t...

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Tribunal cannot Question validity of Act, Rules, Regulations & Notifications

CC, Hyderabad- Customs Vs Surya Telecom Pvt Ltd (CESTAT Hyderabad) - CC, Hyderabad- Customs Vs Surya Telecom Pvt Ltd (CESTAT Hyderabad) As a creation of law, the Tribunal cannot go beyond the law itself. The validity of the Act, Rules, Regulations and Notifications cannot be questioned or modified by the Tribunal. Only the High Courts and Supreme Court which exami...

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Procedure in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses

Circular No. 38/2018-Customs - (18/10/2018) - Procedure to be followed in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses under section 65 of the Customs Act vide Circular No. 38/2018-Customs Dated the 18th October 2018...

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Customs Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency Conversion wef 19.10.2018

Notification No. 87/2018 - Customs (N.T.) - (18/10/2018) - Customs Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency Conversion wef 19.10.2018 notified vide Notification No. 87/2018 – Customs (N.T.) dated 18th October, 2018 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) ***** Notification No. 87/2018 ̵...

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Anti-dumping duty on Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel

Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD) [G.S.R. 1045(E)] - (18/10/2018) - Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel originating in or exported from China PR vide Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD) Dated 18th October, 2018....

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Anti dumping duty on Flax yarn below 70 lea count

Notification No. 53/2018-Customs (ADD) [G.S.R. 1044(E)] - (18/10/2018) - Seeks to levy definitive anti dumping duty on Flax yarn below 70 lea count imported from China PR vide Notification No. 53/2018-Customs (ADD) Dated: 18th October, 2018...

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Reg. Anti-dumping duty on the import of Phthalic Anhydride

Notification No. 52/2018-Customs (ADD), - (15/10/2018) - Seeks to not to continue levy of anti-dumping duty on the import of Phthalic Anhydride, originating in or exported from Korea RP, Taiwan and Israel which was levied by rescind Notification No. 58/2012-Customs (ADD) dated 24th December, 2012. NOTIFICATION No. 52/2018-Customs (ADD) Dated: 15th October...

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Procedure in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses

Circular No. 38/2018-Customs (18/10/2018)

Procedure to be followed in cases of manufacturing or other operations undertaken in bonded warehouses under section 65 of the Customs Act vide Circular No. 38/2018-Customs Dated the 18th October 2018...

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Customs Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency Conversion wef 19.10.2018

Notification No. 87/2018 - Customs (N.T.) (18/10/2018)

Customs Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency Conversion wef 19.10.2018 notified vide Notification No. 87/2018 – Customs (N.T.) dated 18th October, 2018 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS) ***** Notification No. 87/2018 – Customs (N.T.) New Delhi, dated the 1...

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Anti-dumping duty on Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel

Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD) [G.S.R. 1045(E)] (18/10/2018)

Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of Straight Length Bars and Rods of Alloy Steel originating in or exported from China PR vide Notification No. 54/2018-Customs (ADD) Dated 18th October, 2018....

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Anti dumping duty on Flax yarn below 70 lea count

Notification No. 53/2018-Customs (ADD) [G.S.R. 1044(E)] (18/10/2018)

Seeks to levy definitive anti dumping duty on Flax yarn below 70 lea count imported from China PR vide Notification No. 53/2018-Customs (ADD) Dated: 18th October, 2018...

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Unprecedented tax reforms by Indian Customs

INDIAN CUSTOMS- UNPRECEDENTED TAX REFORM- Enhanced Ease of Doing Business- Indian Customs has taken a series of measures to simplify Customs processes and procedures during the last few years....

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Reg. Anti-dumping duty on the import of Phthalic Anhydride

Notification No. 52/2018-Customs (ADD), (15/10/2018)

Seeks to not to continue levy of anti-dumping duty on the import of Phthalic Anhydride, originating in or exported from Korea RP, Taiwan and Israel which was levied by rescind Notification No. 58/2012-Customs (ADD) dated 24th December, 2012. NOTIFICATION No. 52/2018-Customs (ADD) Dated: 15th October, 2018...

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Notification No. 86/2018-Custom (N.T.), Dated: 15.10.2018

Notification No. 86/2018-Custom (N.T.) (15/10/2018)

Notification No. 86/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.) In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient so to do, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India...

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Guidelines to handle/store valuable goods seized/confiscated by Customs

Instruction No. 17/2018-Customs (15/10/2018)

The packages containing the valuables should be bar coded so as to ensure correct inventorisation and tallying of packages at the time of handing over/taking over etc. The 'e-malkhana' system of Delhi Customs could be adopted by other formations....

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Notification No. 74/2018–Customs Dated: 11/10/2018

Notification No. 74/2018–Customs (11/10/2018)

CBIC seeking to amend First Schedule of Customs Tariff Act, 1975 vide Notification No. 74/2018–Customs Dated; 11th October, 2018 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) Notification No. 74/2018–Customs New Delhi, the 11th October, 2018 G.S.R…..(E).- WHEREAS the Central Government on being satisfied that the i...

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Notification No. 76/2018 – Customs Dated:- 11/10/2018

Notification No. 76/2018 – Customs (11/10/2018)

CBIC amends Notification No. 24/2005 dated 1st March, 2005vide Notification No. 76/2018–Customs Dated; 11th October, 2018 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) Notification No. 76/2018 – Customs New Delhi, the 11th October, 2018 G.S.R. (E), In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25...

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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.

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