Circular No. ES/294/2020-21 7th August, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: 2nd Phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment at Mumbai Customs
Mumbai Customs has issued Public Notice No. 46/2020 dated 1st August, 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, Air Cargo Complex (Sahar) had issued Public Notice No,103/2020 dated 31st july, 2020 and JNCH Customs had issued Public Notice No. 96/2020 dated 31st July, 2020.
Your kind attention is invited to Board’s Circular No. 28/2020-Customs and Instruction No. 9/2020, both dated 5th June, 2020 on the 1st phase of Faceless Assessment under the umbrella of the Turant Customs programme.
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. Thus, the second phase of Faceless assessment will also cover all three Customs Zone of Mumbai for imports made under chapter 29 of the Customs Tariff Act 1975.
For this purpose, Commissioner of Customs, ImportII, New Custom House, Mumbai has also been designated as the Nodal Commissioner who shall be administratively responsible for monitoring and ensuring speedy and uniform assessments in the Customs Zone-I, in regard to Bills of Entry assigned by the Customs Automated System to the officers of the Faceless Assessment Group.
For more information, members may kindly refer to Public Notice No. 46/2020. In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact Shri Raghuram, Joint Commissioner, Import Commissionerate-II, Mumbai Customs Zone I who is the nodal officer for this purpose or to Commissioner, Import-II.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.