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Exemption from levy of charges for late filing of Bill of Entry

Circular No. ES/54 /2017-18                                                              May 26, 2017

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Exemption from levy of charges for late filing of Bill of Entry

Dear Member,

This is to inform you that Air Cargo Customs (Sahar) has issued Facility Notice No. 04/2017 dated 24.05.2017 on the above subject.

Attention is invited of the members of Trade to the Circular No. 12/2017- Customs dated 31.03.2017 and Public Notice No. 11/2017 dated 04.04.2017 concerning changes in the provisions of Section 46 and 47 of the  Customs Ac, 1962.

The ICES was functioning erratically on 22.05.2017 due to which the members of Trade were not able to file Bills of Entry as per the period stipulated under Section 46 of the Customs Act, 1962 and Regulation 4(1) of the Bill of Entry (Forms) Regulations, 1976.

Hence, for the consignments having entry inward date 20.05.2017 or 21.05.2017 for which 22.05.2017 was the last date for filing BE without payment of late filing charges, there will be no charge on late presentation of Bill of Entry till 23.05.2017.

However, there will not be any exemption if the BE was filed after 23.05.2017 or if no evidence is produced to show that job for filing BE was submitted but no positive acknowledgement was received from ICES for such consignments.

Members may kindly make note of the same.

Thanking you,


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