Circular No. 01/2016-Customs
F.No. 450/25/2009-Cus.IV (Pt. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
New Delhi, dated the 6th January, 2016
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive) All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive) All Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise
Subject: 24×7 clearance – regarding
Kind reference is invited to Boardâ€™s Circular No. 19/2014- Customs dated 31st December, 2014 on the subject cited above vide which the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance was made available at the 18 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 â€˜facilitatedâ€™ Bills of Entry and specified exports viz. factory stuffed containers and goods exported under free Shipping Bills will be made available at Krishnapatnam Sea port in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. This would be the 19th Sea port in the country where 24×7 facility would be in operation.
3. Chief Commissioner of Customs 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.
(Zubair Riaz) Director (Customs)