The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council

2nd Phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment (ACC)

Circular No. ES/292/2020-21                                                                  7th August, 2020   


To: Members of the Council


Sub.:  2nd Phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment (ACC)


Dear Member,


We would like to inform you that Air Cargo Complex (Sahar) has issued Public Notice No,103/2020 dated 31st July, 2020 regarding the roll out of the 2nd phase of Faceless Assessment. In this regard, CBIC had issued Circular No. 34/2020 dated 30th July, 2020, 


As you are aware, the 1st phase of Faceless Assessment was implemented vide Board’s Circular No. 28/2020-Customs and Instruction No. 9/2020, both dated 5th June, 2020. Subsequently, the 1st phase began from 8th June, 2020 at Bengaluru and Chennai Customs Zones for items of import primarily covered by Chapters 84 and 85 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. 


Now, CBIC has decided to begin the 2nd phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment w.e.f. 3rd August, 2020 by including Delhi and Mumbai Customs Zones and extending the scope of Faceless Assessment at Chennai and Bangalore Customs Zones. The Customs Zones and the imports already covered under the 1st Phase would continue and be treated as subsumed under the 2nd phase. 


For the roll out of Faceless Assessment, the following arrangements  are being put in place at Customs:


  • Faceless Assessment Groups (FAG)

  • Port Assessment Groups (PAG)

  • Scope and Workflow

  • Amendments to the Bills of Entry assigned for Faceless Assessment

  • Query reply

  • Dispute with Re-assessment

  • Examination of goods

  • Registration of Bonds and Bank Guarantees

  • Provisional Assessment

  • Procedure in case of exceptional circumstances

  • Turant Suvidha Kendra (TSK)

For more information, members may kindly refer to Public Notice No,103/2020. In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional Commissioner of Customs (Import), Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai.


Members may kindly make a note of the above.


Thanking you,


Yours faithfully,