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24 x 7 clearance

Circular No.ES/193/2018-19                                                                      September 06, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub.: 24 x 7 clearance 

Dear Member,

We are pleased to inform you that  the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued Circular No. 31/2018- Customs dated 5th September, 2018 introducing the facility of  24 x 7 clearance at M/s Adani Kattupalli Sea port in Chennai, Tamilnadu. 

As you are aware, the facility of 24 x 7 Customs clearance was earlier made available at the 19 sea ports besides 17 Air Cargo Complexes vide Board's Circular No. 19/2014 dated 31st December, 2014 and 01/2016- Customs dated 6th January, 2016.

Now, Board has decided that the facility of 24x7 Customs clearance at M/s Adani Kattupalli Sea port shall be available for the following:

  1. Specified imports (goods covered by ‘facilitated’ Bills of Entry),
  2. Specified exports (containers with perishable/ temperature sensitive export goods sealed in the presence of Customs officials as per Circular No.13/2018-Cus dated 30.5.2018)
  3. Goods exported under free Shipping Bills.

Members may please make a note of the above.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,




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