CBIC extends the relaxation for submission of bond till 15th June 2020 to facilitate trade during the lockdown period

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs vide its notification dated 11th May 2020 has extended the facility given to businesses to import and export goods without furnishing bonds to the Customs authorities till …

CBIC issues guidelines for Conducting Personal Hearing via Video Calling App

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs in its notification dated 27th April 2020 has issued guidelines and instructions for conducting personal hearing in virtual mode in respect of any proceedings under customs Act …

CBIC extends the relaxation to submit bond to accept undertaking

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs vide Circular dated 03.04.2020 has given relaxation till 30. 04. 2020 to the requirement to submit bond during customs clearance for accepting undertaking. The relaxation is now …

CBIC defers implementation of electronic sealing to 1st July 2020

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs in its Circular dated 21st April 2020 has further deferred the implementation of Electronic sealing in case of deposits in, and removal of, goods from Customs Bonded Warehouse …

Ministry of Shipping notifies the Deendayal Port Trust (Licensing of Stevedoring and Shore Handling) Regulations, 2019

The Ministry of Shipping on 19th march 2020 has published the Deendayal Port Trust (Licensing of Stevedoring and Shore Handling) Regulations, 2019 in supersession of the Deendayal Port Trust (Licensing of Stevedores) Regulations, 2010.

CBIC issues clarification on clearance of goods under India’s Trade Agreements without original Certificate of Origin

The import consignments for which preferential treatment of goods under a Free Trade Agreement has been claimed but the original hard copy of certificate of origin (CoO) has not been submitted or only digitally signed …

CBIC launches e-gate passes to expedite import clearance process.

CBIC has launched electronic delivery of gate passes and final bills of entry to customs brokers and importers to simplify import clearance process by reducing human interface and help tackle the scourge of COVID-19.

DPIIT suggests Home Ministry to permit limited activity in certain selected sectors

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade in its circular dated 11th April 2020 has suggested the Home Ministry to allow limited activity in certain sectors such as heavy electricals, food and beverages …

CBIC Orders special drive to expedite custom refunds and drawbacks

The Board issued a directive to all chief commissioners and principal chief commissioners to immediately dispose of all pending refund and drawback claims. This Special Drive shall be in place till 30.04.2020.

Ministry of Finance exempts custom duty & health cess on medical supplies to combat Covid 19

The Ministry of Finance vide its Notification dated 9th April 2020 has removed customs duty and health cess on ventilators, COVID-19 testing kits, Face masks and surgical masks and other medical supplies till 30th September …

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