Circular No. 15/2004-Cus.
February 16 , 2004
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
Subject: Filing of Import Manifest before arrival of the vessel or aircraft -reg
I am directed to invite your attention to Board’s Circular No. 110/2003-Cus, dated 22.12.2003 wherein a detailed procedure was prescribed for filing advance Import General Manifest (IGM) under section 30 of the Customs Act, 1962. In this connection attention is also invited to Notification No.17/2004-Customs (N.T.), dated 16.2.2004 vide which date of commencement of notification No. 111/2003-Customs(N.T), dated 19.12.2003 has been deferred to 1.5.2004 from 18.2.2004.Accordingly, the other provisions of said Circular shall come into effect from the 1st May, 2004 instead of 18th February,2004.
2. Kindly bring the above instructions to the knowledge of all concerned for strict compliance.
3. Director General ( System & Data Management) to kindly effect necessary software changes to operationalize the filing of advance IGM’s and prepare a detailed procedure for the benefit of stake holders. The Systems Managers/ Administrators at all ICES locations shall ensure that adequate knowledge is imparted to all stake holders prior to 16.4.2004.
4. Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Phone No. 23094182