Circular No. ES/131/2020-21 13th May, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub: JNCH- Extension of facility vide Circular No. 17/2020 dated 03.04.2020 namely, ‘Measure to facilitate trade during the lockdown period-Section 143 AA of the Customs Act, 1962’
JNCH Customs has issued Public Notice No. 66/2020 dated May, 2020 on the above subject.
Your kind attention is invited to Board’s Circular No. 23/2020 dated 11th May, 2020 on the above mentioned subject. Also, reference is made to Board’s Circular No. 17/2020 dated 03.04.2020 and JNCH Public Notice No.41/2020 dated 03.04.2020 on ‘Measure to facilitate trade during the lockdown period-section 143AA of the Customs Act, 1962’ wherein relaxation was given, in the context of lockdown announced by the Government due to COVID-19 pandemic, to accept an undertaking in lieu of a bond required during customs clearance, subject to conditions as underlined in the circular. The facility was extended till 15th May, 2020 vide Circular No. 21/2020 dated 21.04.2020 and JNCH Public Notice No. 58/2020 dated 22.04.2020 .
Now in reference to MHA order 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 01.05.2020, wherein the lockdown was further extended for two weeks w.e.f. 4th May, 2020, and taking into consideration that it might take sometime after the end of the lockdown for the situation to normalise, the Board has decided to further extend the facility of accepting undertaking in lieu of bond for the period till 30th May, 2020. Consequently, the date for submission of proper bond in lieu of which the undertaking is being temporarily accepted is extended till 15th June, 2020. This relaxation will be reviewed by the Board at the end of the lockdown period.
Please note that the conditions underlined in Board’s Circular No. 17/2020 dated 03.04.2020, JNCH Public Notice No.41/2020 dated. 03.04.2020 and Public Notice No.58/2020 dated 22.04.2020, stand as they are.
In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the DC/AC in charge of Appraising Main (Import), NS-I at email id appraisingmain.jnchimp@gmail.
Members may kindly make a not eof the above.