Circular No.ES/ 86/ 2018-19 07th June, 2018
To: Members of the Council
This is to inform you that Mumbai Customs has issued Trade Notice No. 82/2018 dated 05th June, 2018 informing about the action Plan for reduction in use of Plastic containers for forwarding samples.
As you are aware, plastic containers are of non- biodegradable nature, any material having bio-degradable property and strength to hold the required quantity of sample can replace plastic containers.
In this connection, Customs House is receiving large number of Petroleum samples (approx. 49%) viz. Base oil, Lube oil, Hydraulic oil, Steaming coal etc. besides Metals (10%), textiles, plastics, denatured alcohols and hence, members of Trade and officers are advised to make use of following items for the above purpose.
Members may please make a note of the above.