Circular No. ES/174/2020-21 3rd June, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub: 24x7 Customs Clearance at all the Customs Stations
Kindly refer to CBIC Instruction No. 2/2020- Customs dated 20th February, 2020 where it was directed to introduce 24×7 Customs clearance at all the Customs formations to address any congestion or delay or surge on account of the prevailing conditions due to outbreak of COVID- 19.
As the situation of COVID-19 pandemic is still prevailing and trade continues to face challenges therefore as a measure of facilitation, CBIC has decided to extend the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance at all the Customs formations till June 30, 2020 vide Instruction No.8/2020- Customs dated 1st June, 2020,
The Chief Commissioners are therefore requested to make proper arrangements for the same and deploy sufficient number of officers on a 24×7 basis at Seaports/Air Cargo Stations/ICDs/CFSs etc falling in their jurisdiction. It is further requested that a record may also be maintained of the BEs/SBs filed beyond the normal office hours, station wise.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.