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Modification in the procedure of the Container Movement Permission

Circular No.ES/51/2018-19                                                                                 May 18, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub. : Modification in the procedure of the Container Movement Permission

Dear Member,

This is to inform you that JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No. 82/2018 dated May 16, 2018 regarding modification in the procedure of the Container Movement Permission.

In this connection, JNCH has received representations from the members of trade regarding partial modification of procedure prescribed vide Facility Notice No. 102/2016,

JNCH has decided that there shall be no requirement of permission from the Container Cell for movement of containers from the Port. Henceforth, all Steamer Agents / Importers, who have furnished bonds for duty free import of containers with the Container Cell, JNCH, will intimate the following details through e-mail addressed to Asstt. Commissioner of Customs, Container Cell, JNCH on the e-mail address before movement of containers from the Port.

(i) Container no., type & Size as available on the door/CSC plate of the container

(ii) Import vessel Name & date of arrival

(iii) Rotation No./ IGM No.

(iv) Self declaration regarding Continuity Bond No., its validity & balance amount of the bond (giving break-up of different types of containers covered).

(v) Name and address of CFS /warehouse/ICD.

  • The same e-mail containing all the above mentioned details should also be forwarded to the concerned Port terminal for information. The Port terminal should allow movement of said containers based on said intimation to Customs (Container Cell).
  • The steamer agent / importer will also submit the copy of the request letter to the Container Cell, JNCH having all the details as mentioned above by the end of the next working day and the Container Cell will reconcile the same with the records.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the Steamer Agent/ Importer to ensure that there is sufficient balance available in the bond furnished by them to the Container Cell before forwarding the e-mail intimation as mentioned in para 2 above, failing which such containers shall be treated as un-authorised removal from the Customs premises inviting penal action as per the law.
  • All concerned members are hereby directed to strictly comply with the above instructions failing which, bond will be enforced to recover the Customs Duty along with applicable interest under Section 142 read with Section 143 of the Customs Act, 1962. In addition to the above action, penal action may also be initiated in accordance with the Customs Act, 1962.

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner in charge of Container Cell through e-mail:

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,




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