Circular No.ES/231/2019-20 6th February, 2020
To: Members of the Council
As you may be aware, members of Trade had earlier sent representations to CBIC requesting for permitting transit of export cargo from Petrapole to Kolkata Port and Nhava Sheva Ports / Kolkata Airport for better cargo evacuation and to improve logistics efficiency of the region.
Subsequently, CBIC had examined the matter and issued Circular No. 42/2018- Customs dated 2nd November, 2018 prescribing procedures for a pilot facility on transhipment of export cargo from Bangladesh to third countries through Land Customs Stations (LCSs) to Kolkata Port / Airport, in containers or closed bodied trucks.
Vide Circular No. 8/2020–Customs dated 5th February, 2020 CBIC has now extended the pilot facility till 30th June, 2020.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.