OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS NS-I

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, TAL – URAN, NHAVA SHEVA,
DIST – RAIGAD, NAVI MUMBAI – 400 707, MAHARASHTRA

F. No. S/26-Misc-460/2018-19 Gr.I &IA

Dated:- 23.05.2019

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 47/2019

Sub: Practise of assessment of Petroleum products of Chapter 27- review thereof reg.

Attention of importers, Customs Brokers, other members of Trade and Industry is invited to the present practice of assessment of petroleum products falling under CTH 27101960 and 27101990, wherein such Bills of Entry are being compulsorily assessed on first check basis as the samples have to be tested for parameters of HSD/SKO/Light oil and preparations for each consignment, in light of DRI Alerts of some misclassification noticed.

2. This practice has been reviewed considering the various representations of trade and other stake holders to streamline the process and it has been decided that the following practice shall be adopted for the assessment of the petroleum products falling under CTH 27101960 and 27101990 with immediate effect:

2.1 In case of manufacturer Importer having actual user credentials and overseas supplier also being Manufacturer : where the goods are covered under a manufacturer’s invoice and a valid PTR (not more than 6 months old PTR and should be dated on or after 01.01.2019 covering the identical goods, grade, specifications, COO and supplier) is available – then in such cases Bill of Entry shall be finally assessed on second check basis subject to following conditions:

1. Importer to upload the supporting documents to substantiate their claim of being manufacturer and actual user of the goods on e –sanchit.

2. Importer to upload the supporting documents to substantiate their claim of supplier being manufacturer of the goods on e –sanchit.

3. Importer to declare details of relied upon valid PTR in Description field of Bill of Entry and upload copy of the same on e-sanchit.

2.2 In case of manufacturer Importer having actual user credentials and foreign supplier being other than manufacturer: if a valid PTR ( Not more than 6 months old and dated after 1.1.2019 covering the identical goods, grade, specifications, COO and supplier) is available– then in such cases Bill of Entry shall be provisionally assessed on second check basis with sample to be tested at DYCC /designated Lab subject to following conditions:

1. Importer to upload the supporting documents to substantiate their claim of being manufacturer and actual user of the goods on e –sanchit

2. Importer to declare details of relied upon valid PTR in Description field of Bill of Entry and upload copy of the same on e-sanchit.

2.3 In all other cases including the imports by non-manufacturer importers (with or without a valid PTR) and cases of manufacturer without a valid PTR shall be mandatorily subject to first check assessment with sample tested at DYCC/designated Laboratory for requisite parameters.

3. In order to expedite the clearance of these goods and to eliminate the incidence of unnecessary queries, Importers and Custom Brokers seeking assessment on second check basis on a valid PTR in terms of para 2.1 or 2.2 above are advised to upload the requisite documents at the time of filing of document so as to enable the assessing officer in expediting the assessment with proper examination order as applicable.

4. Difficulty, if any may also be brought to the notice of Deputy/Assistant Commissioner in charge of Gr. IA, NS-I.

5. Action to be taken in terms of decisions taken in this Public Notice should be considered as standing order for the purpose of officers and staff.

-SD/-
(S.K.Mall)
Commissioner of Customs, NS-I JNCH- Nhava Sheva

Copy to:-

1. The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II.

2. All the Commissioners of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II.

3. All Addl/Jt. Commissioners of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II.

4. All Deputy/Asstt. Commissioners of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II.

5. The DC/EDI for Uploading on the JNCH website.

6. BCBA/FIEO for circulation among their members, trade and industry (by email).

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