Circular No. ES/109/2021-22 22nd July, 2021
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Enhancing Direct Port Delivery (DPD) by general in principle granting of the facility of DPD to the FCL consignments under Advance filed Bills of Entry which are fully facilitated (do not require assessment and/or examination)
JNCH has issued Public Notice No. 71/2021 dated 15th July, 2021 enhancing Direct Port Delivery (DPD) by general in principle granting of the facility of DPD to the FCL consignments under Advance filed Bills of Entry which are fully facilitated (do not require assessment and/or examination).
As you may be aware that the Direct Port Delivery (DPD) scheme was launched in 2008, has been assisting importers with reduced logistics costs and dwell time for delivery. After introduction of Risk Management System (RMS), facilitation centre at Nhava Sheva in December 2016 and steps taken, its usage increased. The scheme aims to deliver customs cleared import cargo to importer directly at Port-Terminal gate by quick completion of border control procedures/grant of Customs out of charge. The goods can go directly to the factory/warehouse, however if importer prefers, they can be stored at the CFS.
In para 3.5 (Enhancing Direct Port Delivery (DPD)) of Circular No. 14/2021-Cus dated 07.07.2021, CBIC has conveyed that, w.e.f. 15th July, 2021, as a general principle, all the advance bills of entry which are fully-facilitated (do not require assessment and/or examination) would be granted the facility of DPD and that such facility would be over and above the present system of entity based DPD extended to AEO clients. To take this forward, the following aspects are communicated in JNCH Public Notice No. 71/2021.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.