Measures to facilitate Trade during the lockdown period –Section 143AA of the Customs Act,1962–amendment of Public Notice No. 56/2020

Circular No. ES/147/2020-21                                                       23rd May, 2020         

 

To : Members of the Council

 

Sub: Measures to facilitate Trade during the lockdown period –Section 143AA of the Customs Act,1962–amendment of Public Notice No. 56/2020

 

Dear Member,

 

Air Cargo Complex (Sahar) has issued Public Notice No. 84/2020 dated 21st May, 2020 on the above subject. 

 

In this regard, your kind attention is invited to Air Cargo's Public Notice No. 56/2020 dated 4th April, 2020, which was later amended vide PN.68/2020 dated 23rd April 2020 on the above subject, wherein relaxation was given to accept an undertaking in lieu of a bond required during customs clearance upto 15th May, 2020, subject to conditions as underlined in the CBIC Circular No. 17/2020-Cus dated 3rd April, 2020 as amended vide Circular No.21/2020-Cus dated 21st April, 2020. The date for submission of proper bond in lieu of which the undertaking was being temporarily accepted was extended till 30th May, 2020.

 

CBIC vide its Circular No. 23/2020-Cus dated 11th May, 2020 further extended the period of accepting the undertaking in lieu of a bond required during customs clearance upto 30th May, 2020, the date for submission of proper bond in lieu of which the undertaking was being temporarily accepted has been further extended till 15th June, 2020. This relaxation shall be reviewed by the CBIC at the end of the lockdown period.

 

With regard to para 3.3 (ii) of CBIC’s Circular No.17/2020 dated 3rd April, 2020, the undertaking in lieu of bond is to be submitted by the registered email ID of the IEC holder or their authorised Customs Broker. In addition to this requirement, the Trade is informed to “upload the undertaking on e-Sanchit”. 

 

Please note that with the exception of the above, all other conditions underlined in Circular No.17/2020–Cus stand as they are. The earlier Public Notice No. 56/2020 issued by Sahar Air Cargo stands modified to the above extent.

 

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional/Joint Commissioner of Customs, Import, ACC, Mumbai (Email. proaccsahar@gmail.com).

 

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

S.BALARAJU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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