Circular No. ES/61/2021-22 29th May, 2021
To: Members of the Council
CBIC has issued Circular No. 11/2021- Customs dated 24th May, 2021 regarding extension of validity of AEO Certification for ease of renewal process.
Representations have been received by CBIC regarding the difficulties being faced by the AEO entities in renewing their existing certification owing to various degrees of restrictions/ lockdown in different parts of our country due to COVIID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, the Board has now decided to extend the validity of all the AEO Certificates expired/ expiring between 1st April, 2021 and 31st May, 2021 to 30th June, 2021, except for the cases where the entity has been found ineligible for continuation under the AEO Programme.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.