CBEC vide Notification No. 31/2016-Cus.,(N.T.), Dated: March 1, 2016 has amended the Custom Baggage Declaration Rules for “All passengers who come to India and have anything to declare or are carrying dutiable or prohibited goods” to provide the following:

  • Passengers need to declare if they are brining Drones to India
  • Customs Duty Free Allowance has been amended as follows:
Eligible passenger Origin country Duty free
allowance on & after 1st April 2016
Duty free allowance till 31st March 2016 
Passengers of Indian origin and foreigners residing in India, excluding infants

Tourists of foreign origin, excluding infants

Other than Nepal,

Bhutan, Myanmar

Rs 50, 000/- Rs 15,000/- Rs. 45,000/-
Passengers of Indian origin and foreigners residing in India, excluding infants

Tourists of foreign origin, excluding infants

Nepal,

Bhutan, Myanmar

By air Rs. 15,000/- By land – Nil Rs. 6,000/-
Indian passenger who has been residing abroad for over one year Anywhere Gold jewellery: Gentleman –20 gms with a value cap of Rs. 50,000/- Lady -40 gms with a value cap of Rs. 1,00,000/- Gold jewellery:

Gentleman – Rs. 50,000

Lady – Rs. 1,00,000

All passengers Anywhere Alcohol liquor or wine: 2 litres Alcohol liquor or wine: 2 litres
All passengers Anywhere   Cigarettes: 200 numbers or Cigars upto 50 or Tobacco 250 grams Cigarettes : 100 numbers or Cigars upto 25 or Tobacco 125 grams
Passenger of 18 years and above Anywhere One laptop computer (note book computer)”. One laptop computer (note book computer)

Further, CBEC vide Circular No. 8/2016-Cus., Dated: March 8, 2016 has provided that the domestic passengers who board international flights in the domestic leg are not required to file the Customs Baggage declaration form.

Circular No.08/2016-Customs

F.No. 520/43/2015-Cus VI

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise & Customs

 North Block, New Delhi

 Dated the 8th March 2016

To,

           All Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive)

           All Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise

           All Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive)

           All Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise

Sir/Madam,

Subject: Dispensing of Customs Baggage Declaration Form for domestic passengers- regarding

            Kind reference is invited to minutes of the meeting taken by Chairman, CBEC, on 19.12.2015 of Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of major airports and other officers issued under F. No. 520/43/2015-Cus VI dated 23.12.2015. It was decided in the said meeting that the Customs Declaration form which is prescribed for the domestic passengers travelling along with international passengers in the international flight flying in its domestic leg would be dispensed herewith.

2.  Pursuant to the aforesaid decision it is once again reiterated that the domestic passengers who board international flights in the domestic leg are not required to file the Customs Baggage declaration form.

3.      Chief Commissioners of Customs are requested to ensure that the decision is implemented strictly at all airports.

Yours faithfully,

(B.Konthoujam)

Under Secretary (Customs-VI)

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