Circular No. ES/287/2020-21 1st August, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: All Industry Rate Drawback Claims - Disposal of older cases
Air Cargo Complex (Sahar) has issued Public Notice No.101/2020 dated 29th July, 2020 informing that large number of drawback Shipping Bills are lying in queue and are pending for reply from the exporter for quite a long time. These cases pertain to queries raised due to some deficiency during processing of their drawback claims but the exporters have subsequently not come forward with their reply to their queries along with the requisite documents which would enable the processing of such claims.
The Commissionerate has tried to intimate the exporters by posting IEC-wise list of un-replied drawback Shipping Bills on the ACC website www.accmumbai.gov.in during the month of July, 2020.
Despite the efforts by the Commissionerate, a large number of exporters have not responded and Drawback is pending due to un-replied queries. In view of the above, the concerned exporters are hereby asked to submit their replies to the drawback shipping bills in the Drawback (EDI) Section/Service Centre of Air Cargo Complex, Sahar and get their queries resolved within thirty days from the date of issue of this Public Notice. Otherwise, all the pending un-replied queries shall be processed for payment at Zero rate.
Also, a list of Shipping Bills where test results are awaited is also uploaded on the ACC website www.accmumbai.gov.in in the month of July, 2020. Emails have also been sent to the exporters for providing the copy of test results, Concerned exporters who are yet to submit the test reports may submit the same to Assistant Commissioner Export shed within 30 days from the date of issue of this public notice. Otherwise, all the pending test reports shipping bills shall be processed for payment at Zero rate.
Where the AIR Shipping Bill is processed as above for payment at zero rate, the exporters may file supplementary claims as provided under Rule 16 of Customs, Central Excise Drawback Rules 2017 and within the time period specified therein along with particulars/ documents.
Members may kindly make a note of the above and do the needful.