To: Members of the Council
Sub: Facilitation measures to maintain social distancing - Procedure for giving Out of Charge (OOC) at RMS Facilitation Centre
JNCH Customs has issued Public Notice No.56/2020 dated 20th April, 2020 requesting members of trade to to maintain social distancing and reduce need for physical visits to RMS-FC and to facilitate trade by the following the procedures given below:-
a) Scan EIR (Equipment Inter-Change Report) copy is to be presented for OOC:-
In the cases where container is selected for scanning, Bill of Entry (BE) does not automatically come in the RMS-FC officer’s queue, hence, the Custom broker (CB) is presenting the Scan EIR copy.
b) BE requiring PGA NOC:-
BE is removed (by System) from the RMS-FC officer’s queue where PGA NOC is not received. As the status of PGA NOC is available at www.icegate.gov.in, in such case, the importer shall inform the RMSFC when PGA NOC is issued. This information will be passed by email at id email@example.com with request for OOC of BE. The email be endorsed to AC, RMS-FC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The RMS-FC Officer shall verify the PGA NOC, activate the BE and give OOC on BE.
In case of manual (provisional) NOC from PGA, the CB brings the copy of such communication issued by PGA to RMS-FC for OOC. The alternative is that CB shall send the copy of relevant NOC by email to RMS-FC at id email@example.com. The email be endorsed to AC, RMS-FC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The RMS-FC shall inform the AC, RMS-FC who will check and then issue manual Single Window clearance. Thereafter, the RMS-FC officer shall give OOC of the BE.
These are temporary measures.
c) Alert NOC requirement from other sections:-
In case of BE where any alert/instructions for NOC from other Sections/Cells is observed in System by RMSFC Officer, he shall raise query through ICES in the BE.
The Importer/CB shall upload the requisite NOC in ESanchit and submit suitable reply to query in System.
The RMS-FC officer will verify the NOC as necessary and process for OOC.
d) Submission of documents in compliance of Assessment Group instructions:
Where Assessment Group has specified submission of certain documents before OOC, the RMS-FC officer shall raise this as query on ICES for the BE.
The CB/Importer is not to approach RMS-FC but is to upload the relevant documents in E-Sanchit and submit suitable reply to the query in System. RMS-FC officer will verify and then process for OOC.
e) Compliance of CCR Instructions:
Where there is documentary requirement as per CCR instructions in System, the RMS-FC officer shall raise this as query on ICES for the BE.
The CB/Importer is not to approach RMS-FC but is to upload the relevant documents in E-Sanchit and submit suitable reply to the query in System.
RMS-FC officer will verify and then process for OOC.
Please note the following -
In case of difficulty, Importer/CBs are requested to coordinate with Joint Commissioner, RMS-FC at email@example.com
The officer at RMSFC shall ensure daily complete disposal.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.