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Exemption of Levy of Amendment fee and charges for late filing of Bill of Entry

Circular No.ES/110/2017-18                                                    July 06, 2017

To: Members of the Council

Sub:  Exemption of Levy of Amendment fee and charges for late filing of Bill of Entry

Dear Member,

Air cargo Customs (Sahar) has issued Facility Notice No. 10/20017 dated 05.07.2017 on the above subject.

Kind attention is invited to members of Trade to Public Notice No. 11/2017 dated 04.04.2017 concerning changes in the provisions of Section 46 and 47 of the Customs Act, 1962 and Public Notice No. 19 dated 28.06.2017 regarding implementation of GST w.e.f. 01st July, 2017.

Since the implementation of GST, the Indians Customs EDI System (ICES) has been functioning erratically and as a result, members of Trade are not able to file Bill of Entry within the time period specified under Section 46 of the Customs Act, 1962 and Regulation 4 (1) of the Bill of Entry (Forms) Regulations, 1976.

In view of the above, as a measure of trade facilitation, it has been decided that

  • There will be no charge on late presentation of Bill of Entry for the consignments having entry inward date 01.07.2017 to 05.07.2017.
  • The Customs brokers/ importers has to submit evidence to show that efforts were made for submitting a job in ICEGATE for filing Bill of Entry but no positive acknowledgement was received from ICES for such consignments.
  • All such cases of waiver of late filing charges pertaining to the above said period would be dealt with by the respective DC/ AC on merits.

Pursuant to the implementation of GST, many of the advanced Bill of Entry which were filed on or before 30.06.2017 and having entry inward date 01.07.2017 or afterwards are not reflecting IGST details even after reassessment and amendment.

In view of the above, as a measure of trade facilitation, it has been decided that

  • The Bill of Entry needs to be cancelled/ closed.
  • The respective Group DC/ AC would waive the late filing charges only on verification that the document has been rectified due to the above said issue but the fee for cancellation of BE has to be paid.

Members may kindly make note of the same.

Thanking you,

V. ANIL KUMAR
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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