Circular No. 19/2007 – Cus, Dated: May 03, 2007 provides that, for selfbonding/warehousing of imported/indigenous goods, the unit shall, within one working day of arrival of goods, send original copy of ARE-3 to the Superintendentin-charge of his unit, duplicate copy of ARE-3 to the consignor and retain triplicate copy of ARE-3 for his record. The Superintendent-in-charge shall countersign the original copy of ARE-3 received by him within one working day and send it to Superintendent-in-charge of the consignor.

It has been noted that the units under the said procedure are facing difficulty in obtaining deemed export benefits as the ARE-3 is not certified by the Central Excise authorities. In this regard, CBEC vide Circular No. 16/2014-Cus., Dated: December 18, 2014 has clarified that the Superintendent – in- charge of the unit shall make two legible photocopies of the original copy of ARE-3 (that bears his counter signature) and attest each of them as true copies with his dated signature. One attested copy shall be kept in the Range office for records and the other one shall be handed over (against dated acknowledgement) to the unit for use while applying deemed export benefits.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE & CUSTOMS
DRAWBACK DIVISION
NEW DELHI

CIRCULAR NO. 16/2014-Customs

Dated: December 18, 2014

Subject: Re-warehousing of goods imported and/or procured indigenously by EOU/EHTP/STP/BTP units-reg.

Attention is drawn to the self-bonding/warehousing procedure on the above subject specified in Circular No. 19/2007-Cus dated 03.05.2007. It has been brought to the notice of the Board that the units which are under the said procedure are facing difficulty in obtaining deemed export benefits as the ARE-3 is not certified by the Central Excise authorities.

2. The matter was examined in consultation with the DGFT and DG (EP). To resolve the issue and facilitate trade, it has been decided by the Board to provide that the Superintendent – in- charge of the unit shall make two legible photocopies of the original copy of ARE-3 (that bears his counter signature) and attest each of them as true copies with his dated signature. One attested copy shall be kept in the Range office for records and the other one shall be handed over (against dated acknowledgement) to the unit for use while applying deemed export benefits.

3. Accordingly, the last sentence in para 2(b) of Circular No. 19/2007-Cus shall be taken as modified to the above extent.

4. This instruction may be brought to the notice of the trade/exporters by issuing suitable public notice. The officers may be suitably guided through a Standing Order. Difficulties faced, if any, in implementation may be brought to the notice of the Board.

F.No. 605/75/2014-DBK

(Sanjay Kumar)
Under Secretary (Drawback)

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