COVID-19 Facilitation measures- Relaxation in the procedure for in-Bonding of cargo imported under Warehouse Bill of Entry –Amendment to P.N.62/2020 dated 11.04.2020

Circular No. ES/189/2020-21                                                          10th June, 2020         

   

To: Members of the Council

 

Sub: COVID-19 Facilitation measures- Relaxation in the procedure for in-Bonding of cargo imported under  Warehouse Bill of Entry –Amendment to P.N.62/2020 dated 11.04.2020

 

Dear Member, 

 

Air Cargo Customs (Sahar) has issued Public Notice No. 90/2020 dated 7th June, 2020 on the above subject.

 

In this regard you may refer to Sahar Air Cargo’s Public Notice No.56/2020 dated 4th April, 2020 last amended vide Public Notice No. 87/2020 dated 30th May, 2020 on the subject matter “Measures to facilitate trade during the lockdown period– Section 143AA of the Customs Act,1962”, and Public Notice No. 62/2020 dated 11th April, 2020, as amended vide Public Notice No.72/2020 dated 27th April, 2020 on the captioned subject. 

 

Public Notice No.56/2020 dated 4th April, 2020  has been modified vide Public Notice No. 62/2020 dated 11th April, 2020 by incorporating detailed relaxation procedure for In-bonding of goods imported under Warehouse Bill of Entry due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Now, in view of Board Circular No.26/2020-Cus dated 29th May, 2020, Public Notice No.56/2020 dated 4th April, 2020 has been last amended vide Public Notice No. 87/2020 dated 30th May, 2020 by extending relaxation of acceptance of undertaking in lieu of Bond till 15th June, 2020


Accordingly,  para. 3(i) and para. 4 of  Public Notice No.62/2020 dated 11th April, 2020, are amended as under : 

 

 

 

 

Para

Existing para.  

Amended para.

Para 3 (i)

i)  The Importer/authorized Customs  Broker should submit the request letter/Undertaking signed by the IEC holder on the business letterhead, as prescribed under Public Notice No.56/2020 dated 04.04.2020 from their registered email-id to proaccsahar@gmail.com. PRO Section shall take a print and if it is as per the P.N.56/2020, shall put up the same to AC/DC on roster,   who shall dispose off the request. If further documents are required or any defects noticed, same shall be immediately intimated by PRO Section vide Reply mail to the Importer.  

i) The Importer/authorized Customs  Broker should submit the request letter/Undertaking signed by the IEC holder on the business letterhead, as prescribed under Public Notice No.56/2020 dated 04.04.2020, as last amended by Public Notice No.87/2020 dated 30.05.2020, from their registered email-id to proaccsahar@gmail.com. PRO Section shall take a print and if it is as per the P.N.56/2020, as last amended by Public Notice No.87/2020 dated 30.05.2020, shall put up the same to AC/DC on roster,   who shall dispose off the request. If further documents are required or any defects noticed, same shall be immediately intimated by PRO Section vide Reply mail to the Importer.  

Para. 4

“4) Importers availing this facility shall ensure that the undertaking furnished in lieu of bond is duly replaced with a proper bond before the date specified in Public Notice No. 56/2020 dated 04.04.2020 issued by this Commissionerate which is presently mentioned as 07.05.2020. Bond Section shall maintain a record of all such cases of relaxation from taking Bond”. 

“4)   Importers availing this facility shall ensure that the undertaking furnished in lieu of bond is duly replaced with a proper bond before the date specified in Public Notice No. 56/2020 dated 04.04.2020, as last amended by Public Notice No.87/2020 dated 30.05.2020,  issued by this Commissionerate which is presently mentioned as 30.06.2020. Bond Section shall maintain a record of all such cases of relaxation from taking Bond”. 

 

Please note that the other content of Public Notice No. 62/2020 dated 11th April, 2020 remains unchanged.  

 

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional/Joint Commissioner of Customs, Import, ACC, Mumbai.  

 

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

 

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

 

S.BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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