Customs Authority for Advance Ruling

Customs Authority for Advance Ruling¬† We discussed and finalized the simplification of the customs procedure in the Kyoto Convention of WCO. They were adopted in June 1999 ¬†as a blueprint for modern and efficient customs procedures. Article 3 of the…

Shipping Bill and Revised Shipping Bill Format

Shipping Bill and Revised Shipping Bill Format Every exporter who is willing to export goods is required to file a shipping bill. To obtain customs clearance, the exporter is required to prepare the shipping bill. The shipping bill/bill of export…

Transhipment of Cargo

Transshipment of Cargo Several ports, airports, Container Freight Stations (CFS), and Inland Container Depots (ICD) having Customs clearance facilities have been established in the country to reduce overcrowding at the gateway airports/ ports and to allow importers and exporters to…

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Certificate

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Certificate Circular no. 33/2016-Customs dated 22nd July, 2016 has merged two facilitation scheme namely ACP (Accredited Client Programme) and AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) into a combined three-tier AEO programme. Under the new AEO programme, the importer…

Customs Duty

Customs Duty Goods are imported in or exported from India through sea, air or land. Goods may even come through post parcel or as baggage when passengers travel in and out of the country. The Customs Act was formulated in…

Amendment In Merchant Overtime Fee

Amendment In Merchant Overtime Fee Section 36 of the Customs Act, 1962 levies restrictions on the unloading and loading goods on holidays or any other day after working hours. Further, the said section provides that the limitation so levied can…

Authorized Economic Operator

Authorized Economic Operator The World Customs Organization in June, 2005, with a view to secure the international supply chain, has adopted the SAFE framework of Standards. Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is one of the three pillars on which the SAFE…