In partial modification of Public Notice No.18/2020 dated 25.03.2020 “Facilitation Of Clearance Of Import Cargo Due To Delay Arising Due to Outbreak Of Coronavirus”

Circular No. ES/180/2020-21                                                         3rd June, 2020         

 

To: Members of the Council

 

Sub:  In partial modification of Public Notice No.18/2020 dated 25.03.2020 “Facilitation Of Clearance Of Import Cargo Due To Delay Arising Due to Outbreak Of Coronavirus”

 

Dear Member,

 

Mumbai Customs has issued Public Notice No. 37/2020 dated 2nd June, 2020 on the above subject.

 

Your kind attention is invited to Mumbai Customs Public Notice No. 18/2020 dated 25th March, 2020 about  ‘Facilitation of clearance of import and export consignment due to outbreak of Coronavirus. As per this Public Notice, late fee waiver for Late filing of Bills of Entry was granted for those Bill of Entry which pertains to Import General Manifest (IGM) filed on and after 20th March, 2020, if filed late for clearance of consignment due to lockdown.

 

Now, services related to clearance of consignment have been restored and Lockdown has been relaxed substantially. Thus, it has been decided by Mumbai Customs that -

 

  • In terms of ‘Bill of Entry (Forms) Amendment Regulations, 2017’ vide Notification No. 27/2017- Cus.(N.T.) dated 31st March, 2017 read with the second proviso to Section 46(3) of the Customs Act, 1962, entry Inward granted for vessels upto 31st May, 2020 and Bills of Entries filed in respect of same till 8th June, 2020 for clearance of consignments will continue to enjoy waiver of late fee charges. 
  • In respect of other Bills of entry, normal late fees charges shall apply unless specifically exempted on a case to case basis by the competent authority. 

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact ADC/JC, Import-I, NCH, Mumbai or ADC/JC, ICD, Mulund.

 

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

S.BALARAJU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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