Circular No.ES/254/2019-20 6th March, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Steps taken by CBIC to facilitate clearances in view of situation arising due to Corona Virus
O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 52/2019-20 dated 2nd March, 2020 informing about the steps taken by CBIC to facilitate clearances in view of situation arising due to Corona Virus.
CBIC and JNCH has issued the following Instructions and Public Notices to facilitate clearances in view of situation arising due to Coronavirus:
Instruction No.2/2020-Customs dated 20th February, 2020 requesting Chief Commissioners to immediately workout the arrangement and deployment of sufficient number of officers on 24X7 basis at sea ports/Air Cargo Stations/ICDs/CFSs etc. falling in their jurisdiction to tackle any incipient instance of congestion/surge.
(Kindly refer to Council’s Circular No.ES/242/2019-20 dated 21st February, 2020 in this regard)
JNCH Public Notice No. 24/2020 dated 20th February, 2020 stating that the Bills of entry filed late for clearance of import consignments from China will not attract any late fee charges based on a letter submitted by the importer/Custom Broker that the delay in filing the Bill on Entry was on account of non-receipt of documents from China.
(Kindly refer to Council’s Circular No.ES/241/2019-20 dated 21st February, 2020 in this regard)
Members may kindly make a note of the above.