Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
New Delhi, dated the 26th February, 2016
All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive),All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise, All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive), All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise, Commissioner, Single Window, Director General of Systems & Data Management.
Subject: – Single Window Project-Problems in clearance of Ex-Bond Bills of Entry in online clearance facility-regarding.
Kind reference is invited to Single Window NOC Module launched at major Customs locations with effect from 5th February, 2016.
2. It has been brought to notice of Board that after implementation of Single Window NOC Module, ex-bond Bills of Entry are getting referred to Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) for No Objection Certificate even though the same goods had received NOC from PGA at the time of warehousing i.e at the into bond Bill of Entry stage.
3. The issue has been examined and it is decided that all regulatory checks shall be applied at the into bond stage for a Bill of Entry for Warehousing. However, in-case of imported goods, of a nature, in respect of which it may not be feasible for PGA to give NOC immediately then such goods may be allowed facility of section 49 of the Customs Act, 1962, till such time the issue of NOC is decided.
4. Difficulty faced in this regard, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Board.
OSD Cus. IV