Circular No. ES/210/2020-21 25th June, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub.: Procedures for Transhipment of Export Cargo from Bangladesh to third countries through Land Customs Stations (LCSs ) to Port/Airport, in containers or closed bodied trucks
CBIC has issued Circular No. 29/2020- Customs dated 22nd June, 2020 prescribing procedures for Transhipment of Export Cargo from Bangladesh to third countries through Land Customs Stations (LCSs ) to Port/Airport, in containers or closed bodied trucks.
Kindly refer to Circular 42/2018-Customs dated 2nd November, 2018, issued by CBIC to facilitate exports of Bangladesh to third countries, via transhipment through India. It provides detailed procedures of transhipment in terms of section 54 of the Customs Act, 1962 (hereinafter referred as the “Act”), from LCS to Port/Air Cargo as listed below:
The aforesaid Circular has been extended from time to time, and the last extension was granted till 30th June, 2020 vide letter No. 550/02/20 18-LC dated 5th February, 2020.
After reviewing the utilization and other relevant aspects, and with a view to facilitating trade, Board has now decided to continue the facility under Circular No. 42/2018-Customs as below:
1) Transhipment of goods from LCS Petrapole to Aircargo complex, Kolkata, shall be continued following the procedure prescribed in the aforesaid Circular, until further direction from the Board.
2) Other transhipment movements listed in the above table, shall be continued following the procedure prescribed in the aforesaid Circular, until the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations, 2018 (hereinafter referred to as “SCMTR 2018”) is fully implemented, upon which the procedure of SCMTR 2018 shall apply.
The movement of Bangladesh third country export cargo, from land customs stations to sea ports, as specified in the Table at Para I, shall be guided by SCMTR 2018 from date of its implementation.
Presently, the electronic cargo tracking system (ECTS) and ECTS seals are being provided by M/s Transecur Telematics Private Limited (https://www.transecur.com/) under ADB’s Pilot Program for monitoring of traffic in transit of Nepal. The authorized carriers have an option to use the same for transhipment of goods from Bangladesh, in absence of any other facility.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.