Requirement of Veterinary Certificate for Import of Milk and Milk Products into India

Instruction No. 06/2020-Customs (20/05/2020)

Compulsory veterinary certificate issued by Competent Authority of exporting country is not being insisted upon by field formations in consignments of dairy products (including edible lactose)....

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SC Relaxes Dress Code For Lawyers Amid Pandemic

F. No. 06/Judl./2020 (13/05/2020)

Considering the medical advice, as a precautionary measure to contain spread of Coronavirus (COULD-L9) infection under the prevailing conditions, the Competent Authority has been pleased to direct that the advocates may wear plain white-shirt/white-salwar-kameez/ white saree, with a plain-white neck band during the hearings before the Sup...

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Incidence of NCCD for calculation of Brand Rate of duty drawback

Instruction No. 5/2020-Customs (12/05/2020)

Please refer to Board’s Instruction No. 4/2019- Customs dated 11.10.2019 clarifying the position regarding Education Cess, Secondary and Higher Education Cess, Social Welfare Surcharge, Clean Environment Cess (erstwhile Clean Energy Cess) and Stowage Excise Duty levied on inputs used in the manufacture of export goods with regard to the...

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CBIC to work on idea of people-less customs

D.O.No.14/CH(IC)/2020 (11/05/2020)

From paper-less customs to people-less customs is an idea whose time has come and which we should commit to deliver by the year end. Member (Customs) has, vide his D.O. letter dated 8.5.2020, sought inputs of the department's physical touch points with the trade. Zonal Chief Commissioners may take time out to give it a thought so that a c...

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Clarification on Regularization of Absence during COVID-19 Lockdown Period

Notification No. A.11014/1/2020-I (09/05/2020)

No.A.11014/1/2020-I Government of India Department of Space Bengaluru- 560094. May 09, 2020 Sr. Head P&GA, ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru Sir, Subject: Clarification on regularization of absence during COVID-19 lockdown period- reg. Please refer ISRO HQ Note/letter No. HQ:ADMN:COVID:20 dated 20.04.2020 seeking clarification with regard ...

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Provisional Clearance of Goods under India’s Trade Agreements

Instruction No. 04/2020-Customs (04/05/2020)

Kind reference is drawn to Circular 18/2020-Customs, dated 11.04.2020, which provides an option to clear goods under preferential tariff claim, in terms of section 18 of the Customs Act, 1962, where a Certificate of Origin (CoO) is not available at the time of filing customs documents....

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Important issues of SEZs / EOUs during COVID-19 lockdown

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ (3145523) (29/04/2020)

Important operational issues pertaining to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) / Export Oriented Units (EOUs) during the prevailing lockdown for COVID-19 -reg....

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Customs Guidelines for conduct of personal hearings in virtual mode

F.No. 390/Misc/3/2019-JC (27/04/2020)

Broad guidelines to conduct such virtual hearing are being provided so that ongoing Customs work of appeals and adjudications are completed expeditiously for quick delivery of justice - through quasi-judicial proceedings and in compliance of overall directions given by Hon'ble Supreme Court under Article 142 of the Constitution of India (...

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DGGI founds case of Non-payment of IGST on free-of-cost import of software

D.O.No.12/CH(IC)/2020 (27/04/2020)

The DGGI Delhi Zonal unit has booked an important case involving non-payment of IGST on free-of-cost import of software by a major software company whose sister company is based abroad and recovered the entire duty amount of Rs 22.68 crore for the period July, 2017 to March, 2020....

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MHA clarification on misplaced apprehensions of Industry

Notification No. 40-10/2020-DM-I (A) (23/04/2020)

Some apprehensions, based on wrong interpretation of the guidelines, have been raised in the media and by some companies having manufacturing facilities. Some of these are as under: I. States may take legal action, including imprisonment of CEO, in case a COVID-19 positive employee is found in the factory. II. In such a situation, t...

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