Seeks to allow duty free sale of goods manufactured in India to the International passengers or members of crew at the DFSs located at the arrival / departure hall of International Airports and specify the procedures relating thereto.

CBEC vide Notification No. 07/2013- CE(NT) dated 23.05.2013 has extended the warehousing facility of removal of any excisable goods without payment of duty to godown or retail outlet of a duty free shop in the departure hall or the arrival hall, as the case may be, of International airport, appointed or licensed as “warehouse” under section 57 or 58 of Custom Act, 1962 for sale therefrom, against foreign exchange to passengers going out of India or to the passengers or members  of crew arriving from abroad.
Further, CBEC vide Notification No. 09/2013- CE(NT) dated 23.05.2013 has declared that such godown or retail outlet of a duty free shop shall be deemed to be registered as warehouse under Rule 9 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002.
CBCE Vide Circular No.970/04/2013-CX dated 23.05.2013 has specified the Procedure in respect of excisable goods  removed from a factory to godown or retail outlet of a duty free shop such as dispatch, movement, receipt, accountal and  disposal of goods etc.

Notification No 07/2013-Central Excise (N.T.),

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Dated: May 23, 2013

In exercise of powers conferred by sub-rule (1) of rule 20 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002, the Central Government hereby extends the facility of removal of all excisable goods falling under the First Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986) from the factory of production, intended for storage in a godown or retail outlet of a Duty Free Shop in the Departure Hall or the Arrival Hall, as the case may be, of International Airport, appointed or licensed as “warehouse” under Section 57 or 58 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), as the case may be, and for sale therefrom, against foreign exchange to passengers going out of India or to the passengers or members of crew arriving from abroad, subject to limitations, conditions and safeguards as may be specified by the Central Board of Excise and Customs in terms of sub-rule (2) of rule 20 of Central Excise Rules, 2002.

[F.No.209/08/2011-CX.6]

(Pankaj Jain)
Under Secretary to the Government of India (CX.1)

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