[PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (I)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

10th September, 2004

Notification No. 94/2004-Customs

 In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts materials imported into India, against an Advance Licence for Annual Requirement (hereinafter referred to as the said license) with actual user condition in terms of Paragraph 4.1.10  of the Foreign Trade Policy  from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) and from the whole of the additional duty, leviable thereon under section 3 of the said Customs Tariff Act, subject to the following conditions namely,-

(1)

that the said licence shall be issued to a manufacturer exporter or merchant exporter holding Star Export  House Certificate issued by the Licensing Authority;

(2)

that the said licence is issued for an export product group, specifying the Cost Insurance Freight Value of import permitted against it and the Free on Board Value of export obligation to be achieved.  The said licence shall be valid for import of any input required for the manufacture of export product, which is covered under the said export product group specified in the Hand Book of Procedure (Volume II) of Foreign Trade Policy;

(3)

that an Actual User Duty Exemption Entitlement Certificate (hereinafter referred to as the said certificate) is issued to the holder of the said licence by the Licensing Authority in the form specified in the Schedule annexed to this notification.  At the time of import, the full details of value, quantity, technical characteristics and other particulars, of the inputs imported against the said licence shall be entered in part C of the Part-1 of the said certificate, as given in the Schedule to this notification, by the proper officer;

(4)

that the importer at the time of clearance of the imported materials executes a bond with such surety or security and in such form and for such sum as may be specified by the Deputy Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, binding himself to pay on demand an     amount equal to the duty leviable, but for the exemption, on the  imported materials in respect of which the conditions specified in this notification have not been complied with, together with interest at the  rate of  fifteen per cent per annum from the date of clearance of the   said materials :

Provided that the bond shall not be necessary in respect of imports made after the discharge of export obligation in full;

(5)

that the said licence and the said certificate are produced before the proper officer of customs at the time of clearance for debit the quantity and value of imports;

(6)

that the imports and exports undertaken through seaports at Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, Magdalla, Kakinada, Kandla Mangalore,     Marmagoa, Chennai, Nhava Sheva, Paradeep, Pipavav, Sikka, Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam, Dahej, Mundhra, Nagapattinam, Okha, Jamnagar and Muldwarka or through any of the airports at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Srinagar, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Nagpur and Cochin or through any of the Inland Container Depots at Agra, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Delhi, Faridabad, Gauhati, Guntur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jallandhar, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Moradabad, Nagpur, Pimpri (Pune), Pitampur (Indore), Surat, Tirupur, Varanasi, Nasik, Rudrapur (Nainital), Dighi (Pune), Vadodara, Daulatabad (Wanjarwadi and Maliwada), Waluj (Aurangabad), Anaparthy (Andhra Pradesh), Salem, Malanpur, Singanalur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhiwadi, Madurai, Bhilwara, Pondicherry, Garhi Harsaru, Bhatinda, Dappar (Dera Bassi), Chheharata (Amritsar), Karur, Miraj, Rewari, Bhusawal, Jamshedpur, Surajpur and Dadri or through the Land Customs Station at Ranaghat, Singhabad, Raxaul, Jogbani, Nautanva (Sonauli), Petrapole and Mahadipur:

Provided that the Commissioner of Customs may, by special order or a  public notice and subject to such conditions as may be specified by him,  permit import and export through any other sea port, airport, or Inland Container Depot or through a land customs station;

(7)

that sourcing of the imported materials from Private Bonded Warehouses set up under paragraph 2.28 of the Foreign Trade Policy would be allowed;

(8)

that the export obligation is discharged within the period as specified in the said licence or within such extended period as may be granted by the Licensing Authority by exporting resultant products manufactured in India and in respect of which facility under rule 18  or  sub-rule (2) of rule 19 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002 has not been availed.   At the time of export, the full details of value, quantity, technical characteristics and other particulars of the resultant export product (hereinafter referred to as resultant product) shall be entered in Part E of Part 2 of the Schedule to this notification, of the said certificate by the proper officer:

Provided that an Annual Advance Intermediate Licence holder shall discharge export obligation by supplying the resultant product to the ultimate exporter in terms of Para 4.1.3 of the Foreign Trade Policy;

(9)

that the importer produces evidence of discharge of export obligation to the satisfaction of the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, within a period of 30 days of the expiry of period allowed for fulfilment of export obligation, or within such extended period as the said Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, may allow;

(10)

that the exempt materials shall not be disposed of or utilised in any manner except for utilization in discharge of export obligation or for replenishment of such materials and the materials so replenished shall not be sold or transferred to any other person;

(11)

that in relation to the said license issued to a manufacturer exporter or merchant exporter,-

(a)

the name and address of the supporting manufacturer is specified in the said licence and the said certificate and the bond required to be executed by the importer in terms of condition (4) shall be executed jointly by the Merchant Exporter and the supporting manufacturer binding themselves jointly and severally to comply with the conditions specified in this notification; and

(b)

exempt materials are utilised in the factory of such supporting manufacturer in terms of condition (10).

Explanation.- For the purposes of this notification,-

(i)  “Foreign Trade Policy” means the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-2009, published vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, No. 1/2004, dated the 31st August, 2004 as amended from time to time;

(ii) “Licensing Authority” means the Director General of Foreign Trade appointed under section 6 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (22 of 1992) or an officer authorized by him to grant a licence under the said Act;

(iii)   “Materials” means –

(a)

raw materials, components, intermediates, consumables, catalysts, computer software and parts which are required for manufacture of resultant product;

(b)

mandatory spares within a value limit of 10 percent of the value of the licence which are required to be exported alongwith the resultant product;

(c) packaging materials required for packing of resultant product.

(iv)          “manufacture” has the same meaning as assigned to it in paragraph 9.37 of the Foreign Trade Policy.

THE SCHEDULE
PART – 1
(IMPORT)

FORM

ACTUAL USER DUTY EXEMPTION ENTITLEMENT CERTIFICATE  

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  (This consists of………Pages) Sl.No………(IMP) Date of issue…….. Port of Registration………..issued to………..(name and full address of the licencee).

Materials imported against licence No……..dated…….issued by….to the above licencee would be eligible for exemption from customs duties subject to the conditions specified in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs, Department of Revenue No…….Customs, dated the …………….

Bond with security/surety in terms of the said notification shall be executed before clearance of the goods from the Customs.

                                                                                                                                Signature
Seal of Licensing Authority
Date :

PART – A

Name and addresses of the factories where the resultant products for export are manufactured.

PART – B

Name and addresses of factories where the ancillaries to the Resultant products for export are manufactured.

PART – C

List of Materials of Import
(a) MATERIALS TO BE IMPORTED UNDER THIS CERTIFICATE

Sr.No. Item of Import Quality Technical-Characteristics
(1) (2)    (3) (4)
Quantity CIF Value in Indian Rs./ in Equivalent to US $ S.No. of the resultant products in part E      (to be filled at the time of export)
(5) (6) (7)

(b)          OTHER IMPORTED MATERIALS TO BE USED IN EXPORT PRODUCT

Sl.No. Description Quantity Value
(1) (2) (3) (4)

PART – D

Particulars of Import of Materials

Sl.No. No.of the materials in Part-C Bill of Entry No.date   and Customs House Of Import Description Quantity and net weight
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
CIF Value Duty leviable but for exemption Heading of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and Heading No. in the Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act 1985 for levy of Additional duty Rate of duty Amount                                of duty Signature of the Customs Officer with Name, Desig nation & Seal
(6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

(Parts E and F figure in the Export Part of this DEEC)

PART – G

Duties paid on materials in respect of which the conditions of said notification are not complied with.

Sr.No. Sr.No.in Part D under which the import of the materials has been entered Description,    Quantity and value of materials on which duty paid Rate of duty  leviable

(i) Basic

(ii)  Additional

(iii) Others

(1) (2) (3) (4)
Amount of (i) Duty (ii) Interest Particulars of duty paying documents Signature of the Customs Officer
(5) (6) (7)

PART-2 (EXPORT)

ACTUAL USER DUTY EXEMPTION ENTITLEMENT CERTIFICATE

(EXPORT) (This consists of……………………pages)
Sl.No…………..(EXP) date of issue…………………………
Issued to………………………………………………….
……………………………………….(name and full address of the licencee).

Materials imported against Licence No…….dated…..issued by….to the above licencee would be eligible for exemption from customs duties subject to the conditions specified in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No…..Customs, dated the…..

A Bond with surety/security in terms of the said notification, shall be executed before clearance of the goods from the Customs.

Signature

                                                                                                                                Seal of Licensing Authority                                                                                                                                 Date :

 PART – A

Name and addresses of the factories where the resultant products for export are manufactured.

PART – B

Name and addresses of factories where the ancillaries to the Resultant products for export are manufactured.

(Parts C and D figure in the Import Part of this DEEC)

PART – E

Resultant products

Sr.No. Item of Import                     Quality     Technical-Characteristics
(1) (2) (3) (4)
Quantity CIF Value in Indian Rs./ in equivalent to US $ S.No. of the resultant products in part E (to be filled at the time of export)
(5) (6) (7)

PART – F

Particulars of exports  

Sl.No. S.No. of the resultant product in Part-B Name of the Custom House of Shipment Shipping Bill No.and date                Name of the Vessel and outward entry of the vessel
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Quantity  Net weight of the product  Description as per the Shipping Bill   F OB value in Rs/ US$ Signature of Customs Officer with name,    designation and seal and remarks if any
(6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

  PART – H

Statement of Imports and Exports made

Details of imports made:

S.No. S.No.of Part-C Description Quantity imported CIF value in Rs./in equivalent to US $
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Details of Exports made :

S.No      S.No.in Part-C Description Quantity exported FOB value in Rs./in equivalent to US $
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

1. I/We hereby declare that information given in this statement is correct.

2. I/We hereby declare that no benefit under rule 18and Rule 19 (2) of Central Excise Rules, 2002 has been availed in respect of exports made under this DEEC.

                                                                                                                                Signature
Name of the Signatory
Designation
Full Address

Certificate of Chartered Accountant/Cost Accounts  

I have examined the applicant firm’s actual imports and exports as given above and find them as correct.

 Signature                                                                                                                                 Seal
Membership No.

H.K. Prasad
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

F. No. 605/40/2004-DBK

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