Circular No.ES/140/2017-18 August 19, 2017
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Public Notices related to Air Cargo Complex (ACC) Sahar
Members may kindly refer to the following Public notices issued by ACC (Sahar)
Attention is invited of members of Trade to the practice of taking signature & stamp of Let Export Order (LEO) officer on the final print- out of Shipping Bill.
The final print out of the Shipping Bill which is generated through Customs EDI System after Let Export Order (LEO) given, is a system generated document. It bears the name and SSO- ID of the officer who has given LEO. Hence, it does not require any signature or stamp of the officer giving Let Export Order (LEO).
In view of the above, it has been decided that henceforth, the signature and stamp of the Let Export Order (LEO) Officer will not be required on the final print- out of the Shipping Bill, as it bears the name and SSO- ID of the officer who has given LEO.
Attention is invited of members of trade to the CBEC Circular No. 30/2017- Customs dated 18.07.2017 regarding the detailed guidelines for re-testing of samples.
As you may be aware, the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiated Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) which aims at simplifying the trade processed and bringing down barriers to trade has come into force w.e.f. 22nd February, 2017. India is a signatory of this agreement.
India has placed a number of trade related measures negotiated under the TFA in Category A.
Article 5.3.1 envisages granting an opportunity for a second test in case the first test result of a sample taken upon arrival of goods declared for importation shows an adverse finding. Further
Article 5.3.3 makes it obligatory to consider the result of the second test, if any, for the release and clearance of goods, and, if appropriate, may accept the results of such test.
The aforementioned Articles have been placed in category A.
In view of the above, procedures are prescribed to have uniformity with regard to re- testing of samples which is given in the above Public Notice No. 32/2017 dated 16.08.2017.
Members may kindly make note of the above.