Guidelines on reply to query regarding producing / debiting of original document

Circular No.ES/24/2019-20                                                              26th April, 2019                 

To: Members of the Council                

Sub.: Guidelines on reply to query regarding producing / debiting of original document

Dear Member,

We would like to inform you that JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No.36/2019 dated 23rd April, 2019 informing about the guidelines on reply to queries regarding producing / debiting of original document.

JNCH Customs has noticed that in Bills of Entry where query has been raised by the ‘Out of Charge’ officer for production / debiting on original certificate / documents like duty exemption certificate, procurement certificate, Narcotics Control Bureau certificate, Central Insecticide Board certificate, etc., the reply to the query is submitted without ensuring submission of original copy of such documents to the proper officer for verification / debiting. This causes the B/E to come on screen of the OoC officer without the officer having the original documents, thereby necessitating raising of another query.

Now, JNCH Customs has directed the following guidelines to importers / Customs brokers

  • For Bills of Entry which involve production / debiting of original documents and where query has been raised by ‘Out of Charge’ officer for production of such documents, the original copy of such documents should be first submitted by importers/ Customs brokers to the concerned officer and thereafter they should submit reply to the query raised.
  • This will enable the OoC officer to attend to the B/E as soon as it comes on his screen and thereby process its OoC without any delay.

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner, RMS Facilitation Centre, JNCH.

Thanking you,            

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR