Seeks to supersede Notification No. 27/2002- Customs dated 1st March, 2002 and to provide exemption to temporary import of goods from Customs duty leviable under First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and from the whole of the integrated tax leviable under sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 subject to specified conditions.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

NOTIFICATION No. 72/2017- Customs

New Delhi, the 16th August, 2017

G.S.R. 1019(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in super session of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 27/2002- Customs dated the 1st March, 2002 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 124(E), dated the 1st March, 2002 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such super session, the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts goods of the description specified in column (1) of the Table annexed hereto, from the payment of so much of the customs duty leviable thereon under First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) as specified in column (3) of the said Table and from the whole of the integrated tax leviable thereon under sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 subject to the limitations and conditions specified in column (2) thereof, namely: –

TABLE

Description of goods Limitations and conditions Extent of exemption

(1)

(2)

(3)

Machinery, equipment or tools, falling under Chapters 84, 85, 90 or any other Chapter of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975). (1) the goods have been taken on lease by the importer for use after import;

(2) the importer makes a declaration at the time of import that the goods are being imported temporarily for execution of a contract;

(3) the import of such machinery, equipment or tools is covered  under item (b) of clause 1 or item (f) of clause 5 of Schedule II of the Central Goods and Services Act, 2017;

(4) the said goods are re- exported within three months of the date of such import or within such extended period not exceeding 18 months from the date of said import, as the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or the Deputy Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, may allow;

(5) where the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or the Deputy Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, grants extension of the aforesaid period for re-export, the importer shall pay the difference between the duty payable under the relevant clause in column (3) and the duty already paid at the time of their import;

(6) the importer executes a bond, with a bank guarantee, undertaking–

(a) to pay integrated tax leviable under sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Integrated Goods and Services Act, 2017 on supply of service covered by items 1(b) or 5(f) of Schedule II of the Central Goods and Services Act, 2017;

(b) to re-export the said goods within three months of the date of import or within the aforesaid extended period;

(c) to produce the goods before the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or the Deputy Commissioner of Customs for identification before re-export;

(d) to pay the balance of customs duty, along with interest, at the rate fixed by notification issued under section 28AA of the Customs Act, 1962, for the period starting from the date of import of the said goods and ending with the date on which the duty is paid in full, if the re-export does not take place within the stipulated period; and (e) to pay on demand an amount equal to the integrated tax along with applicable interest payable on the said goods but for the exemption under this notification in the event of violation of any of the above conditions.

In the case of-

(i) goods which are re-exported within three months of the date of import, so much of the duty of customs as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate of five per cent.;

(ii) goods which are re-exported after three months, but within six months, of the date of import, so much of the duty of customs as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate of fifteen per cent.;

(iii) goods which are re- exported after six months, but within nine months, of the date of import, so much of the duty of customs as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate of twenty-five per cent.;

(iv) goods which are re-exported after nine months, but within twelve months, of the date of import, so much of the duty of customs as is in excess of the amount

calculated at the rate of thirty per cent.;

(v) goods which are re-exported after twelve months, but within fifteen months, of the date of import, so much of the duty of customs as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate of thirty-five per cent.;

(vi) goods which are re-exported after fifteen months, but within eighteen months, of the date of import, so much of the duty of customs as is in excess of the amount calculated at the rate of forty per cent., of the aggregate of the duties of customs, which would be leviable under the Customs Act, 1962 read with any notification for the time being in force in respect of the duty so chargeable.

Note: The goods imported under this concession shall not be eligible for drawback under sub-section (2) of section 74 of the Customs Act, 1962.

[F. No. 354/186/2017-TRU]
MOHIT TEWARI, Under Secy.

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