CBIC notified vide  Circular No. 31/2018-Customs that the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance for specified imports viz. goods covered by ‘facilitated’ Bills of Entry and specified exports viz. reefer containers with perishable/ temperature sensitive export goods sealed in the presence of Customs officials  and goods exported under free Shipping Bills will be made available at M/s Adani Kattupalli Sea port in Chennai, Tamilnadu

Circular No. 31/2018-Customs

F.No.450/25/2009-Cus-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
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Room No. 227 B, North Block
New Delhi, dated the 5th September, 2018

To,
All Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Taxes
All Principal Commissioners / Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Commissioners / Commissioners of Customs and Central Taxes

Sir/Madam,

Subject: – 24×7 Clearance – regarding

Kind reference is invited to Board’s Circular No. 19/2014 dated 31.12.2014 and 01/2016-Customs dated 6th January, 2016 on the subject cited above vide which the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance was made available at the 19 sea ports besides 17 Air Cargo Complexes.

2. Board has now decided that the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance for specified imports viz. goods covered by ‘facilitated’ Bills of Entry and specified exports viz. reefer containers with perishable/ temperature sensitive export goods sealed in the presence of Customs officials as per Circular No.13/2018-Cus dated 30.5.2018 and goods exported under free Shipping Bills will be made available at M/s Adani Kattupalli Sea port in Chennai, Tamilnadu. This would be the 20th Sea port in the country where 24×7 facility would be in operation.

3. Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai Zone is requested to deploy sufficient number of officers on 24×7 basis at the above specified port and give wide publicity to this trade facilitation measure.

4. Suitable Public Notice/Standing Order may be issued.

5. Difficulty faced, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Board.

Yours faithfully
(Zubair Riaz)
Director (Customs)

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