Custom Duty

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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Benefits of Authorized economic operator certificate

AEO is facilitation scheme i.e. holder of this certificate is entitled for certain privilege, benefits and exemption on account of import and export, In India, AEO certification is Three-Tier AEO (T1, T2, T3). This three tier certification is launched by Indian Customs Circular No. 33/2016 dated 22th July, 2016...

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Customs – Self-Sealing Latest Developments

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), last Monday issued a circular (In continuation of Circular No. 26/2017 dated 01.07.2017) regarding Implementation of Electronic Sealing of Containers by Exporters w.e.f. 1st October 2017....

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Customs – Provisional Release of Seized Imported Goods Latest Guidelines

The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), vide Circular No. 35/2017 – Customs, dated 16th August 2017 issued guidelines for provisional release of seized imported goods pending adjudication under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962 Section 110A  Any goods, documents or things seized under Section 110, may, pending the order of...

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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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ROSL Scroll generation has been activated

Temporary ROSL Scroll of smaller amounts (10-15 Cr.) to be generated, so that rejections, if any, does not affect major number of SBs / Exporters. One Scroll may be generated for every week starting after last ROSL scroll generation date, latest till May 2017. Drawback Officers to be directed to complete the entire process for a week's fi...

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Govt imposes 10% BCD on mobile phone and specified parts

With effect from 01.07.2017 Government imposes levy of 10% basic customs duty (BCD) on cellular mobile phone, specified parts thereof and certain electronic goods....

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Draft Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Regulations, 2017

Stakeholder consultation/comments are invited on Draft Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Regulations, 2017 for electronic clearances along with proposed electronic forms, namely,new Form Courier Bill of Entry-XII (CBE-XII), new Form Courier Bill of Entry-XIII (CBE-XIII), new Form Courier Bill of Entry-XIV...

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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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All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback Schedule WEF 01.10.2017

Notification No. 89/2017-Customs (N.T.) - (21/09/2017) - (1) The tariff items and descriptions of goods in the said Schedule are aligned with the tariff items and descriptions of goods in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) at the four-digit level only. The descriptions of goods given at the six digit or eight digit or modified...

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Important changes in Duty Drawback Rules and AIR Schedule notification

Circular No. 38/2017-Customs - (22/09/2017) - Definition of Drawback has been amended to provide for drawback of Customs and Central Excise duties excluding integrated tax leviable under sub-section (7) and compensation cess leviable under sub-section (9) respectively of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 chargeable on any imported mater...

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Mandatory self-sealing and use of RFID container seals deferred to 01.11.2017

Circular No. 37/2017-Customs - (20/09/2017) - Considering the difficulties expressed by trade associations in locating vendors of RFID seals, the Board has decided that the date for mandatory self-sealing and use of RFID container seals is deferred to 1st November, 2017. The existing practice may continue till such time. It is also provided tha...

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Rate of exchange of conversion of foreign currency WEF 22.09.2017

Notification No. 90/2017 - Customs (N.T.) - (21/09/2017) - Rate of exchange of conversion of the foreign currency with effect from 22th September, 2017- Notification No. 90/2017 - Customs (N.T.) dated: 21th September, 2017...

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Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules, 2017

Notification No. 88/2017-Customs (N.T.) - (21/09/2017) - Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules, 2017. (2) They extend to the whole of India. (3) They shall come into force on the 1st day of October, 2017. ...

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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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All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback Schedule WEF 01.10.2017

Notification No. 89/2017-Customs (N.T.) (21/09/2017)

(1) The tariff items and descriptions of goods in the said Schedule are aligned with the tariff items and descriptions of goods in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) at the four-digit level only. The descriptions of goods given at the six digit or eight digit or modified six or eight digits in the said Schedul...

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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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Posted Under: Custom Duty |

Important changes in Duty Drawback Rules and AIR Schedule notification

Circular No. 38/2017-Customs (22/09/2017)

Definition of Drawback has been amended to provide for drawback of Customs and Central Excise duties excluding integrated tax leviable under sub-section (7) and compensation cess leviable under sub-section (9) respectively of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 chargeable on any imported materials or excisable materials used in the ...

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Mandatory self-sealing and use of RFID container seals deferred to 01.11.2017

Circular No. 37/2017-Customs (20/09/2017)

Considering the difficulties expressed by trade associations in locating vendors of RFID seals, the Board has decided that the date for mandatory self-sealing and use of RFID container seals is deferred to 1st November, 2017. The existing practice may continue till such time. It is also provided that exporters are free to voluntarily adop...

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Rate of exchange of conversion of foreign currency WEF 22.09.2017

Notification No. 90/2017 - Customs (N.T.) (21/09/2017)

Rate of exchange of conversion of the foreign currency with effect from 22th September, 2017- Notification No. 90/2017 - Customs (N.T.) dated: 21th September, 2017...

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Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules, 2017

Notification No. 88/2017-Customs (N.T.) (21/09/2017)

Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules, 2017. (2) They extend to the whole of India. (3) They shall come into force on the 1st day of October, 2017. ...

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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....

Read More
Posted Under: Custom Duty |

Benefits of Authorized economic operator certificate

AEO is facilitation scheme i.e. holder of this certificate is entitled for certain privilege, benefits and exemption on account of import and export, In India, AEO certification is Three-Tier AEO (T1, T2, T3). This three tier certification is launched by Indian Customs Circular No. 33/2016 dated 22th July, 2016...

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Anti dumping duty on New/unused pneumatic radial tyres- Reg.

Notification No. 45/2017- Customs (ADD) (18/09/2017)

Notification No. 45/2017- Customs (ADD)- Levy of anti dumping duty on New/unused pneumatic radial tyres with or without tubes and/or flap of rubber (including tubeless tyres) having normal rim dia code above 16 originating in, or exported from China PR ...

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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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