Circular No.626/17/2002 – Central Excise

6th March 2002.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs

Subject:- Export warehousing -Extension of facility in Raigad District in Maharashtra and East Midnapore District in west Bengal-regarding.

I am directed to refer to Board’s Circular No. 581/18/2001-CX, dated 29th June 2001, specifying conditions, procedures, class of exporters and places under sub-rule 2 of rule 20 of Central Excise (No.2) Rules, 2001 read with Notification No 40/2001 – Central Excise dated 26th June 2001 dealing with the matter fo warehousing of excisable goods for the purpose of export. In paragraph 2 (2) of the said Circular, the Board has specified certain places wherein the warehouses may be established. Now, representations have been received from the trade as well as from the field formations to include Raigad District of Maharashtra and East Midnapur District of West Bengal in the list of places mentioned in the said Circular.

2. The matter has been examined. Raigad district and East Midnapur district are serving as hinterlands for major ports, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Nhava Sheva and Haldia respectively. Hence, the Board is of the view that extension of the facility of export warehousing to these places would facilitate the trade and industry. Accordingly, it is decided to amended the paragraph 2 (2) of the said Circular dated 29thJune 2001 to include Raigad District of Maharashtra and East Midnapore District of West Bengal. The said paragraph shall now read follows:

“(2) Places: the ware houses may be established and registered in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, the Districts of Pune and Raigad in the State of Maharashtra and the District of East Midnapore in the State of West Bengal. “.

3. The field formations may suitably be informed.

4. Receipt of this Circular may please be acknowledged.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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