Advance License issued after 1-4-1997- materials imported under

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Dated: 1-4-1997

Notification No. 31/97-Customs

        In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of he 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 issued on or after 1st April, 1997 (hereinafter reerred to as the said licence), from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) subject to the following conditions, namely :-

        (i) that the materials imported are covered by a Duty Exemption Entitlement Certificate (hereinafter referred to as the said certificate), issued by Licensing Authority on or after 1st April, 1997 in the form specified in the Schedule annexed to this notification, in respect of the value, quantity, description, quality and technical characteristics;

        (ii) 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 Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs binding himself to any on demand, an amount equal to the duty leviable on the imported materials but for the exemption contained herein, in respect of which the conditions specified in this notification have not been complied with together with interest at the rate of 24% per annum from the date of clearance of the materials.

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

        (iii) that the said licence and the said certificate are produced before proper officer of Customs at the time of clearance of imported materials for debit;

        (iv) [that the imports and exports are undertaken through the sea ports at Mumbai, Calcutta, Cochin, Magdalla Kakinada, Kandia, Mangalore, Marmagoa, Madras, Nhava Sheva, Paradeep, Pipavav, Sikka, Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam, Dahej, Nagapattinam , Okha and Mundhra or through any of the airports at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Calcutta, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Madras, 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), Malanpur, Waluj (Aurangabad), Anaparthy (Andhra Pradesh), Salem, Malanur, Singanalur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhiwadi and Madurai or through the Land Customs Station at Ranaghat and Singhabad.

        Provided that the Commissioner of Customs may by Special Order and subject to such conditions as may be specified by him, permit import and export through any other Seaport, Airport, or Inland Container Depot or through the Land Customs Station.”

        (v) that the export obligation is discharged within the period specified in the said certificate or within such extended period as may be granted by the Licensing Authority or the Director General of Foreign Trade, by exporting Resultant products manufactured in India which are specified in Part E of the said certificate (hereinafter referred to as Resultant products) and the said certificate together with evidence of discharge of export obligation to the satisfaction of the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs is produced within 30 days of expiry of period allowed for fulfilment of export obligation or within such extended period as the said Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow.

        Provided that an Advance Intermediate Licence holder may discharge export obligation by supplying the Resultant products to ultimate exporter in terms of paragraph 7.5 of the Export and Import Policy;

        (vi) that exempt materials shall not be disposed of or utilised in any manner, except for utilisation in discharge of export obligation, before the export obligation under the said licence has been discharged in full.

        Provided that Acetic Anhydride, Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, Vitamins, Pen-G and their derivatives in respect of which the benefit of this notification is claimed shall be utilised by the importer in his own factory or in the factory of any other manufacturer indicated in the said certificate even after discharge of export obligation;

        (vii) that where benefit of this notification is sought by a person other than the licencee, such benefit shall be allowed against the said licence and the said certificate only if it bears endorsement of transferability by the Licensing Authority.

        Provided that benefit of this notification shall not allowed to a transferee of the licence for import of Acetic Anhydride, Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine.

“2. Where the goods are found defective or unfit for use, the said goods may be re-exported back to the foreign supplier within 3 years from the date of payment of duty on the importation thereof.

        Provided thet at the time of re-export the goods are identified to the satisfaction of the Assistsnt Commissioner of customs or the Deputy Commissioner of the customs as the goods which were imported”.

        Explanation. – In this notification, –

        (i) “Advance Licence” means an Advance Licence issued in terms of paragraph 7.3 and an Advance Intermediate Licence issued under paragraph 7.5 of the Export and Import Policy.

        (ii) “Export and Import Policy” means the Export and Import Policy 1 April, 1997 – 31 March, 2002 published vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce No. 1 /1997-2002, dated the 31st March, 1997.

        (iii) “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 authorised by him to grant a licence under the said Act;

        (iv) “Materials” means –

            (a) raw materials, components, intermediates, consumables, computer software and parts required for manufacture of Resultant product specified in Part E of the said certificate.

        Provided that the benefit of this notification shall apply to import of Acetic Anhydride, Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine only against licences issued with the approval of Advance Licensing Committee in the office of the Director General of Foreign Trade;

            (b) mandatory spares within a value limit of [10%] of the licence which are required to be exported along with the Resultant product; and

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

THE SCHEDULE
DUTY EXEMPTION ENTITLEMENT CERTIFICATE

I. IMPORT (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 and covered by the list of materials specified in list (a) of Part “C” of this certificate would be eligible for exemption from Duty of Customs specified in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), subject to the conditions specified in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. /97-Customs, dated the

        The importer shall discharge the export obligation in terms of the said notification within…………. months from the date of issue of licence.

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

Signature
Seal of licensing authority
Date

PART-A
Names and addresses of the factories where the resultant products are manufactured.

PART -B
Names and addresses of factories where the ancillaries to the resultant products are manufactured.

PART-C
List of materials of import

(a) Materials to be imported under this certificate

Sr. No.

Material of Import

Quality

Technical Characteristics

1.

2.

3.

4.

Quantity

CIF value in Indian Rs. and in equivalent US $

S. No. of the resultant products in Part E

5.

6.

7.

(b) Other imported materials to be used in export product

Sr. No.

Description

Quantity

Value

1.

2.

3.

4.

PART-D
Particulars of import of materials

Sr.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

Signature of the
Customs Officer with Name, Designation and seal 

Heading No. 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

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

Sl. No.

Sl. 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) Additonal

Additional duty paid on import

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Amount of
(i) Duty Difference
(ii) Interest

Particulars of duty paying documents

Signature of the Customs Officer

6.

7.

8.

DUTY EXEMPTION ENTITLEMENT CERTIFICATE
II – EXPORTS

(This consists of…………………….. Pages)
Sl. No………………………… (EXP) 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 and covered by the list of materials specified in list (a) of Part “C” of this certificate would be eligible for exemption from Basic Customs duty subject to the conditions specified in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue No. /97-Customs, dated the _______.

        The licencee shall discharge the export obligation in terms of the said notification within ……… months from the date of licence.

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

Signature
Seal of licensing authority
Date

PART – A
Names and addresses of the factories where the resultant products are manufactured

PART-B
Names and addresses of factories where the ancillaries to the resultant products are manufactured

(Parts C and D figures in the Imports Part of this DEEC)

PART-E
Resultant Products

Sr. No.

Description

Quality

Technical Characteristics

1.

2.

3.

4.

Quantity

FOB Value in Rs. /US $

Sl, No. of the materials in Part-C

5.

6.

7.

PART-F
Particulars of exports/supply

Sl.No.

S.No.of the resultant product in
Part E

Name of the Customs 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

FOB 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/supply made
Type of licence Licence No. Date

Details of imports made :

Sr. No.

S. No. of Part C

Description

Quantity imported

CIF value in Rs./in equivalent US $

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Details of Exports made :

Sr.
No.

S. No. in Part E

Description

Quantity exported

FOB value in Rs./in equivalent US $

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

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

Signature………………….
Name of the Signatory …
Designation……………….
Full address………….. …

Certificate of Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant

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

Signature… ………………
Seal………………………..
Membership No………….

PART -1
Endorsement of Transferability

   We have discharged the prescribed export obligation. We request that the licence and the DEEC may please be made transferable.

Signature……………………..
Name of the Signatory……..
Designation…………………..
Full address………………….

        DEEC is made transferable.

Signature
Seal of licensing authority
Date

Notification No. 31/97-Cus., dated 1-4-1997as amended by Notifications No. 95/97-Cus., dated 19-12-1997; No. 10/98-Cus.,dated 23-4-1998 and corrected by Corrigendum F. No. 605/55/98-DBK, dated 25-5-1998; No. 49/99-Cus., dated 29-4-1999 and No. 121/99-Cus., dated 4-11-1999. and corrected by M.F. (D.R.) corrigendum Draw-back/P.N. 3/99, dated 29-6-1999 and No. 52/2000-cus., dated 28-4-2000 and Notfn.No.30/2001 dated 12.03.2001.

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