Posted On:  2 weeks ago


Passing of order under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962

It has been brought to the notice of the Board that in several cases, goods arc being held-up/seized by the field formations only under panchnama and separate orders for seizure of goods are not being passed. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court, in a recent order, has held that a panchnama is a statement by panchas (witnesses) and cannot be taken to be an order passed by the proper officer under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962.

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Posted On:  4 weeks ago


Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India-Japan

circumstances in which there is clear evidence that increased imports of an originating good have caused or are threatening to cause serious injury to the domestic industry and where delay in imposition of provisional bilateral safeguard measure would cause damage to the domestic industry which would be difficult to repair; (b) “Director General” means the Director General (Safeguard) appointed by the Central Government under sub-rule (1) of rule 3 of the Customs Tariff (Identification and Assessment of Safeguard Duty) Rules, 1997;

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Posted On:  4 weeks ago


Classification of articles of paper and printing industry

Representations have been received from trade associations that consequent upon insertion of Chapter note 14 (w.e.f 28.05.2012) to the Chapter 48 of Central  Excise Tariff Act, 1985 disputes have cropped up in respect of classification of  certain articles of paper and printing industry. Also, reports received from field formations suggest that there is divergent practice of assessment of these goods.

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Posted On:  4 weeks ago


Reduction of Government litigation – providing monetary limits for filing appeals by the Department before CESTAT

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 35R of the Central Excise Act,1944 made applicable to Service Tax vide Section 83 of the Finance Act,1994 and Section 131BA of the Customs Act,1962 and in partial modification of earlier instruction issued from F.No. 390/Misc./163/2010- JC dated 17.12.2015, Central Board of Excise & Customs fixes the monetary limit below which appeal shall not be filed in the High Court as Rs.20,00,000

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Levy of anti-dumping duty, imposed on Saccharine originating in or exported from China

Whereas, the designated authority vide notification 15/23/2016- DGAD, dated the 10th January, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 10th January, 2017, has initiated review, in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), and in pursuance of

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Anti-dumping duty on Nylon Filament extended up to 12.01.2018

Seeks to extend the levy of anti-dumping duty, imposed on Nylon Filament yarn originating in or exported from China PR, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Korea R.P under notification No. 03/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 13.01.2012, for a further period of one year from the end date of Anti-Dumping Duty imposed vide Notification No. 03/2012-Customs (ADD), dated 13.01.2012, i.e. upto and inclusive of the 12.01.2018

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Rate of exchange of conversion of foreign currency WEF 20.01.2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Excise and Customs No. 1/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 05th January, 2017, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies specified in column (2) of each of Schedule I and Schedule II annexed hereto,

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Import of point of sale (PoS) terminal devices, its cells & batteries and labelling requirements thereof

The government has vide notification No. 35/2016-Central Excise, dated 28.11.16 exempted excise duty on Point of Sale (PoS) devices and also goods required for their manufacture. These devices are already exempted from customs duty. PoS devices are indispensable in a cashless digital payment ecosystem.

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Amendments effective from 15.01.2017 to the All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback

The Government considered representations, feedback and data related to the All Industry Rates (AIR) of Duty Drawback that took effect on 15.11.2016 and has notified certain changes vide Notification No. 03/2017-Customs (N.T.) dated 12.01.2017. These changes take effect from 15.01.2017. The notification should be downloaded from www.cbec.gov.in and perused. The changes made, inter-alia, include

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Evidence of Import under Import Data Processing and Monitoring System (IDPMS)

Attention of Authorized Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 05 dated October 06, 2016 read with Section 5 and Section 10 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (42 of 1999), Government of India Notification No. G.S.R. 381(E) dated May 3, 2000 viz., Foreign Exchange Management (Current Account Transaction) Rules, 2000 on import of goods, FED Master Direction No. 17 dated January 1, 2016 on Import of Goods and Services and A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 9 dated August 24, 2000 which outlines the procedure, mode/manner of payment for imports and submission of related returns.

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Regarding amendment in Notification no. 131/2016-Customs (N.T.) dated 31.10.2016 relating to AIR of duty drawback

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 75 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), sub-section (2) of section 37 of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), and section 93A and sub-section (2) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), read with rules 3 and 4 of the Customs, Central Excise Duties and Service Tax Drawback Rules, 1995, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 131/2016 – Customs (N.T.), dated the 31st October, 2016, published vide number

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Posted On:  1 month ago


ST exemption on transportation of goods by a vessel & business facilitator service to bank

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Person liable to pay service tax on transportation of goods by a vessel

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 68 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 30/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 472 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely

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Posted On:  1 month ago


Working Group to implement Article 1 of Trade Facilitation Agreement

The undersigned has been directed to inform that Board has constituted a Working Group for effective implementation of Article 1 of ‘Trade Facilitation Agreement, The nominated members and Terms of reference for the Working Group are as hereunder

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Posted On:  2 months ago


Customs Rate of exchange of foreign currency WEF 06.01.2017

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Excise and Customs No.  147/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 15th December, 2016, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies specified in column (2) of each of Schedule I and Schedule II annexed hereto, into Indian currency or vice versa,

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Posted On:  2 months ago


Clarification in respect of “part delivery” where OOC is obtained at DPD/RMS Facilitation Centre at JNCH

Attention of the Importers, Exporters, General Trade, Port Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines / Shipping Agents, CFSs coming under the jurisdiction of JNCH, Nhava Sheva and all other stakeholders is invited to the Public Notice No. 160/2016 dated 29.11.2016 on the above-cited subject matter. Vide this Public Notice as a measure of trade Facilitation and ‘Ease of doing Business’ a dedicated “RMS Facilitation Centre”

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Posted On:  2 months ago


Guidelines for the sale of seized/ confiscated gold

I am directed to refer to the procedure for disposal of seized/ confiscated gold prescribed vide Ministry’s letter F. No. 711/164/93-CUS (AS) dated 08.08.2005 and to state that in addition to the State Bank of India, the sale of seized/ confiscated gold found ripe for disposal can be routed through all Public Sector Banks (approved by RBI to import and sell gold), MMTC Ltd. and STC Ltd.

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Posted On:  2 months ago


How much Gold you can Hold? Limit on domestic possession of gold in India

In current scenario the government is not giving any chance to the black money holders to escape from the black money radar, which can be generated through cash or gold. On 1st December 2016 CBDT clarified the common man regarding the limit of gold every person must own under his custody. The clarification was also earlier provided by the circular No dated 11-05-1994

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Posted On:  2 months ago


Declaration form to be filled up by NRIs for depositing Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) on arrival

In terms of Gazette Notification No 2652 dated November 08, 2016 issued by the Government of India, 500 and 1000 denominations of Bank Notes of the existing series issued by Reserve Bank of India (hereinafter referred to as Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) ceased to be legal tender with effect from November 09, 2016 to the extent specified in the said notification.

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Posted On:  2 months ago


Exchange of old notes for those who were out of India B/W 10.11.2016 to 30.12.2016

In terms of Section 4 (1) of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016 of the Government of India dated December 30, 2016 and their Notification S.O. 4251(E) dated December 30, 2016 thereunder, the captioned facility has been formulated by the Reserve Bank to afford an opportunity to those Indian citizens who could not avail facilities of exchange of SBNs under the earlier facility, as they were not present in the country during No

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