Circular No. ES/44/2021-22 15th May, 2021
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Special Refund and Drawback Disposal Drive from 15.05.2021 to 31.05.2021 - Implementation of- reg.
We would like to inform you that CBIC has issued Instruction No. 10/2021-Customs dated 13th May, 2021 regarding the Special Refund and Drawback Disposal Drive from 15th May, 2021 to 31st May, 2021.
As you are aware, CBIC has throughout been in the forefront of our fight against Covid-19 pandemic. The measures put in place for this include:
Last year, difficulties of liquidity during COVID-19 were sought to be ameliorated by having a Special Drive from 8th April, 2020 to 30th April, 2020 for priority disposal of pending Customs refund, IGST refund and Customs Duty Drawback claims. This Special Drive was governed by Instructions No.03/2020-Customs and No.2/1/2020-GST, both dated 9th April, 2020.
Continuing with the aforementioned trade facilitation measures, Board has decided that there is a need to focus on timely disposal of all pending refund/duty drawback claims in order to provide immediate relief to the business entities, especially MSMEs, in these difficult times. Accordingly, CBIC has instructed that there shall be a “Special Refund and Drawback Disposal Drive” with the objective of priority processing and disposal of all pending refund and drawback claims from 15th May, 2021 to 31st May, 2021. It is expected that during this period all refund and drawback claims that are pending as on 14th May, 2021 shall be disposed.
For more information, kindly refer to Instruction No. 10/2021-Customs dated 13th May, 2021
Members may kindly make a note of the above and avail the facility provided by CBIC.