Custom Duty

Self Sealing of Containers by Exporters- Latest Advisory

The Board in its earlier Circular prescribed certain conditions for Self-sealing procedure. 1. Obligation to intimate Jurisdictional Customs Officer The exporter shall be under an obligation to inform the details of the factory or warehouse where container sealing is to be carried out....

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e-SANCHIT- Frequently Asked Questions

Login into ICEGATE website using login credentials. II. Access the e-SANCHIT application by clicking on e-SANCHIT link provided in menu III. Upload document by clicking on Upload Documents button....

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SWIFT / e-SANCHIT Under Customs – Latest Developments

The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) has launched e- SANCHIT on a pilot basis from 20th October 2017 for paperless processing, uploading of supporting documents, to facilitate the trading across Borders. The ‘India Customs Single Window’ allows importers & exporters, to lodge their clearance documents onli...

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GST: CBEC announces new Duty drawback rates

After 30th September 2017, drawback will be admissible only at lower rate determined on the basis of the custom duties paid on the goods imported for supplying goods for export....

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New Export Procedure with effect from 01.10.2017

CBEC Board has laid down simplified procedure for stuffing and self- sealing of export goods in containers. By prescribing this procedure, the CBEC Board has done away with the sealing of containers of export goods by the departmental officers....

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Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee Established

Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee (CCFC) set up under the chairmanship of Chief Commissioner of Customs/Commissioner of Customs. CCFC expedites clearance of imported and export goods, and helps resolve grievances of trade and industry members.CCFC operating in Seaports, Airports, Inland Container Depots and Land Customs Stations...

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CBI Registers Case Against Deputy Commissioner of Customs

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Deputy Commissioner, Customs; an Appraiser; an Examining Officer, all of Air Cargo Complex, NSCBI Airport, Kolkata; a private person and unknown others on a complaint from Customs Department alleging that the Deputy Commissioner...

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CBI arrests DC of Customs in alleged bribery case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested an absconding Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Mundra in an on-going investigation of a case relating to alleged bribery of Rs. 20 lakh....

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Initiatives Under Ease of Doing Business at Chennai Port as on 07.09.2017

At Chennai Port Trust manual form-13 has been dispensed. Both Terminals (CCTPL & CITPL) are issuing e-form 13 only. The CFS gate module in ICES system is not yet completed. Hence the processing & transfer of export related details from CFS to Terminal gates cannot be done electronically....

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Draft Customs Brokers Licensing and Revocation Regulations, 2017

CBEC released on 19th August 2017- Draft Customs Brokers Licensing and Revocation Regulations, 2017 which will be apply on approval to shall apply to a Customs Broker who has been licensed under these regulations or regulations preceding thereto and also such other persons who have been employed or engaged by the said Customs Broker unde...

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Mandatory Pre-Deposit U/s. 129E of Customs Act is Constitutionally Valid: Bombay HC

Haresh Nagindas Vora Vs Union Of India (Bombay High Court) - The Bombay High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Section 129 E of the Indian Customs Act, 1962, that makes pre- deposit mandatory for filing an appeal before the tribunal or the Commissioner (Appeals) concerned....

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Order Continuing Anti-Dumping duty made After Expiry of Duty Period is Invalid: SC

Union of India and Another Vs M/s. Kumho Petrochemicals Company Limited and Another (Supreme Court of India) - Before the High court, the petitioners, M/S. Kumho Petrochemicals Company Limited And Another, made two submissions. Firstly, the order of continuation of anti-dumping duty, made after expiry of the duty period, is bad in law. Secondly, the initiation of the anti-dumping duty investigation was also ...

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Redemption fine of 10% & penalty of 5% of value of goods is sufficient punishment to importer

Sai International Vs Shri S.S Garg (CESTAT Bangalore) - Issue of imposition of redemption fine and penalty has been settled and now various Benches of the Tribunal have consistently held that the redemption fine of 10% of the value of the goods and penalty of 5% of the value of the goods is sufficient punishment to the importer. Therefore, following the ...

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Assessee not allowed to appear with Counsel to Record Statement U/s. 108 of Customs Act

Pawan Kumar Pawan Arora Vs Union of India (Allahabad High Court) - In view of law laid down by Apex Court in case of Poolpandi & Others v. Superintendent, Central Excise & Others, presence of counsel refusal during interrogation/recording the statement of a person under Customs Act would not be violative of Article 20 (3) and 21 of Constitution of India....

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Custodian of Goods cannot deny his liability for export of Illicit Goods

M/s. Sanco Trans Ltd Vs The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (Madras High Court) - This Civil Miscellaneous Appeal is filed by the assessee challenging an order of the Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal dated 15.6.2015 confirming imposition of penalty under section 114 of the Customs Act (in short Act) though reducing the quantum from Rs.5 lakhs to Rs.2.5 lakhs....

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Clarification- Anti-dumping duty on imports of color coated aluminum foil from China

Circular No. 45/2017-Customs(ADD) - (22/11/2017) - CESTAT has in an order dated 09.10.2017, involved various parties, held that, Color coated aluminum foil are excluded from the ambit of this notification. In this context, reference has been received from the concerned field formations seeking a clarification for further course of action....

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Eligibility of dumpers imported for Coal Mines for benefits under Project Import Regulations

Instruction No. 17/2017-Customs - (20/11/2017) - The Board has received references regarding eligibility of dumpers which are used in coal mines, for benefits under Project Import Regulations. The issue was examined in the past and it was clarified to the field formations that dumpers imported for Coal Mines are not eligible for Project Import ben...

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Implementing Electronic Sealing for Containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure

Circular No. 44/2017-Customs - (18/11/2017) - AEOs and Units having permission to self–seal without supervision of a Central Excise officer were to mandatorily use RFID e seals with effect from 8th November 2017 when exporting from the ports / ICDs listed in the aforesaid circular....

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Forwarding of samples for testing to Outside Laboratories- reg

Circular No. 43/2017-Customs - (16/11/2017) - It has come to the notice of the Board that due to lack of testing facilities of certain goods in Revenue Laboratories, there is delay in clearance of the consignments of these goods due to avoidable movement of samples between Customs field formations and Revenue Laboratories....

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Anti-dumping duty on rubber chemical PX 13 & chemical MOR

Notification No. 54/2017-Customs (ADD) - (17/11/2017) - Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 15/5/2016-DGAD, dated the 8th July, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 8th July, 2016, had initiated review in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 ...

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Clarification- Anti-dumping duty on imports of color coated aluminum foil from China

Circular No. 45/2017-Customs(ADD) (22/11/2017)

CESTAT has in an order dated 09.10.2017, involved various parties, held that, Color coated aluminum foil are excluded from the ambit of this notification. In this context, reference has been received from the concerned field formations seeking a clarification for further course of action....

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Eligibility of dumpers imported for Coal Mines for benefits under Project Import Regulations

Instruction No. 17/2017-Customs (20/11/2017)

The Board has received references regarding eligibility of dumpers which are used in coal mines, for benefits under Project Import Regulations. The issue was examined in the past and it was clarified to the field formations that dumpers imported for Coal Mines are not eligible for Project Import benefits.zx...

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Implementing Electronic Sealing for Containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure

Circular No. 44/2017-Customs (18/11/2017)

AEOs and Units having permission to self–seal without supervision of a Central Excise officer were to mandatorily use RFID e seals with effect from 8th November 2017 when exporting from the ports / ICDs listed in the aforesaid circular....

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Forwarding of samples for testing to Outside Laboratories- reg

Circular No. 43/2017-Customs (16/11/2017)

It has come to the notice of the Board that due to lack of testing facilities of certain goods in Revenue Laboratories, there is delay in clearance of the consignments of these goods due to avoidable movement of samples between Customs field formations and Revenue Laboratories....

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Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee Established

Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee (CCFC) set up under the chairmanship of Chief Commissioner of Customs/Commissioner of Customs. CCFC expedites clearance of imported and export goods, and helps resolve grievances of trade and industry members.CCFC operating in Seaports, Airports, Inland Container Depots and Land Customs Stations...

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Anti-dumping duty on rubber chemical PX 13 & chemical MOR

Notification No. 54/2017-Customs (ADD) (17/11/2017)

Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 15/5/2016-DGAD, dated the 8th July, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 8th July, 2016, had initiated review in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 ...

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Govt increases import tariff rate of soya beans from 30% to 45%

Notification No. 88/2017-Customs (17/11/2017)

WHEREAS the Central Government on being satisfied that the import duty leviable on goods falling under heading 1201 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), should be increased and that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action....

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Govt increases Custom Duty on crude palm/sunflower/Soya bean/ canola/mustard/colza oil

Notification No. 87/2017-Customs (17/11/2017)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do...

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Rate of exchange of conversion of foreign currency wef 17.11.2017

Notification No. 110/2017-Customs (N.T.) (16/11/2017)

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in super session of the notification of the Central Board of Excise and Customs No. 103/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 2nd November, 2017 ...

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CBEC exempts import of specified goods when imported by eminent sportsperson

Notification No. 86/2017–Customs (14/11/2017)

Central Government hereby exempts the goods of the description specified in column (2) of the Table hereto annexed and falling with in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), when imported into India, from whole of the integrated tax leviable thereon under sub-section (7) of section 3 of said Customs Tariff Act su...

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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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