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DRI busts iPhone smuggling Racket

iPhone 13 models went for sale in India from September 2021 onwards, with a base price of Rs. 70,000/-, and some of the higher-end models costing up to Rs. 1,80,000/-. Import of mobile phones into India attracts effective Customs Duty of around 44%....

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CBIC launches online digital application for scheduling of examination of cargo for traders

CBIC launches online digital application for scheduling of examination of cargo for traders at ICD Tughlakabad, Delhi ICD Tuglakabad’s initiative will improve logistics efficiency of industry by launching Customs clearance work on Sundays and all public holidays Customs at ICD Tuglakabad also inaugurates Baggage Scanner for non-intr...

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Disposal of hazardous cargo by Indian Customs

The disposal of all types of uncleared or unclaimed or seized hazardous cargo consignments, including chemicals, electronic wastes, etc, is a continuing exercise undertaken across Customs locations. The Customs field formations are to confirm safe storage by custodians, and they coordinate with regulatory authorities for faster disposal....

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DRI seizes 3004 kg of Heroin at Mundra – arrest of eight persons

In its continued crackdown on smuggling of Heroin into India,Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) detained two containers on 13.09.2021for examination that had arrived at Mundra Port from Kandhar, Afghanistan via Bandar Abbas, Iran....

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Customs & Central Excise inspector Imprisoned for Possession of DA

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) has sentenced Sh. Devender P. Sangwan, then Inspector of Customs & Central Excise, Surat (Gujarat) to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 25,000/-. The Court has also ordered confiscation of Rs. 17,64,950/-+interest lying in FD with SBI and to be paid to the Governme...

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Notice for Customs Brokers Examination, 2022

Applications are invited from Indian citizens to appear in the online written examination for issuance of license to act as a Customs Broker under Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations (CBLR), 2018, as amended. A copy of the regulations is available at www.cbic.gov.in and www.nacin.gov.in....

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Karnataka HC orders for appearance through Video Conferencing for summon issued

The Karnataka High Court in M/s Pellagic Food Ingredients Private Ltd. v. Union of India [Writ Petition No. 14737/2021[T-CUS] issued an Interim Order dated August 12, 2021] wherein it ordered the Pellagic Food Ingredients Private Ltd. (Petitioner) for the appearance through video conference in response to summons issued under Section 108 ...

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Ease of Doing Business with New CIP launched by CBIC

The Central Board for Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) here today launched the Indian Customs Compliance Information Portal (CIP) at www.cip.icegate.gov.in/CIP for providing free access to information on all Customs procedures and regulatory compliance for nearly 12,000 Customs Tariff Items....

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CBIC CRP for speedy clearances of COVID-19 vaccines at airports

Recognizing that efficient and expeditious release of temperature-sensitive vaccines would be a critical requirement in the collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, CBIC has proactively put in place a COVID Response Plan (CRP) ( Annexed herewith) for speedy clearances of COVID-19 vaccines at all major airports....

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No clogging of consignments of edible oil at the ports

The Indian Customs is continuously monitoring the import clearances of edible oils in co-ordination with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). It is seen that the import clearance time for edible oil has come down significantly to approx. 3-4 days at present which is the usual time taken for sampling, duty payment and log...

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