Circular No.ES/78/2020-21 27th April, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Customs - Waiver of demurrage charges during the lockdown period- Extension
As you may be aware, as per the Order issued by the Directorate General of Shipping vide No. 7/2020 dated 29th March, 2020, container detention charges on import and export shipments, for the period from 22nd March, 2020 to 14th April, 2020 (both days inclusive) was not charged, as a facilitation measure to support the industry against the impact of COVID-19.
In lieu of the extension of the lockdown period, the Directorate General of Shipping has now issued Order No. 11/2020 dated 22nd April, 2020 regarding extension of the waiver of container detention charges till 3rd May, 2020.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.