Circular No. ES/74/2021-22 25th June, 2021
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: CRCL Module - Forwarding of samples using electronic Test Memo to CRCL and other Revenue Laboratories
This is to inform you that CBIC has issued Instruction No. 14/2021-Customs dated 21st June, 2021 regarding Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL) Module - Forwarding of samples using electronic Test Memo to CRCL and other Revenue Laboratories.
Your kind attention is invited to Board’s to Circular No. 46/2020-Customs dated 15.10.2020, regarding the testing of samples by Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL) and other Revenue Laboratories.
In order to further ease the testing process, DG Systems has enabled a ‘CRCL module’ in ICES with the objective of automating all paperwork related to sampling, forwarding of test memos to CRCL and other Revenue Laboratories, and electronic receipt of test reports, instantly by the Customs Officers. The officials of CRCL and other Revenue Laboratories have been provided access for both import and export functionalities in the CRCL module. The CRCL module is also seamlessly integrated with current modules of ICES. For detailed information on the salient features of the CRCL module, members may kindly refer to Instruction No. 14/2021-Customs dated 21st June, 2021.
The use of the CRCL module is aimed at leveraging technology for bringing efficiency, transparency and reduction in the cost of compliance for the trade in regard to the sampling process, which impacts the clearance of import/export goods. The said module would also help in better monitoring of the sampling process for faster processing at all the levels.
Accordingly, all field formations are hereby advised by CBIC to mandatorily make use of the CRCL module to forward Test Memos for testing of samples to CRCL and other Revenue Laboratories from 01.07.2021 onwards. CRCL and other Revenue Laboratories shall not accept samples unless the Test Memo has been transmitted electronically on the CRCL module. In other words, the laboratories will not accept samples based on paper Test Memos from this date onwards. DG Systems will be separately issuing a detailed advisory on the use of CRCL module.
While the use of the CRCL module is being made mandatory w.e.f. 01.07.2021, in case of any unforeseen systems issue/glitch that prevents the use of the said module, the sample can be accepted based on paper Test Memo, provided this is sent with the due approval of the Additional/ Joint Commissioner of Customs of the concerned field formation. This relaxation is being made so as not to hold up any clearance of import/export goods, in the event of a rare circumstance.
Further, JNCH has also issued Public Notice No. 57/2021 dated 23rd June, 2021 in this regard. In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact Shri Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Commissioner of Customs (NS-V) at email@example.com.
Air Cargo Complex (Sahar) has also issued Public Notice No.39/2021 dated 23rd June, 2021 in this regard. In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional Commissioner (EDI) or Deputy Commissioner (EDI), ACC on firstname.lastname@example.org or on email@example.com & contact EDI section, ACC, Sahar for any further assistance.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.