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  OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
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TRADE FACILITY NOTICE NO:71/2005
Dated. 31/05/2005
   
  Sub: Fast Track clearance procedure – norms of examination for  Imported goods by eligible EOUs – Reg.
   
 

              Attention of the trade is invited to para 2C of the Board’s Circular No.12/2005 Cus dated 04/03/2005 (which was circulated vide Public Notice No.32/2005 dated 07/03/2005) wherein fast track clearance procedure has been extended to EOUs having status holder certificate under the FTP.  The para 2 ( c ) ibid reads as under :-

   
  Examination of goods at the Gateway port  (Para 2 (C))
   
   
          The Board vide Circular No.1/94 – Cus dated 05/04/1994 has prescribed that import consignments meant for EOU need not be subjected to detailed examination at the port of import / Airport / ICD etc., since these are required to be examined in full at the bonded premises of the EOU. Goods may be superficially examined as to the marks, nos. seal no. gross weight etc., by the customs staff at the port of import for the purpose of completion of assessment. It has been brought to the notice of the Board during the Tariff Conference of the Chief Commissioners held at Shelling in May 2004 that the term “superficial examination” has created some confusion in the field formations, as it did not indicate the degree or type of examination to be conducted. It was also informed that different examination norms are being followed at different ports.
 
(ii)             Therefore, it is clarified that consignments meant for EOU need not undergo detailed examination at the port of import / Airport / ICD etc., since these are required to be examined in full at the bonded premises of the 100% EOU. However, examination of seal, condition of container, marks, numbers, gross weight etc., may be done by the Customs (at the gateway port) for the purpose of completion of assessment

 

(iii) It is further clarified that consignments meant for EOU can be examined at the port of import in exceptional circumstances on the basis of prior intelligence or information.

(iv)  Further, consignments meant for eligible EOUs (having status holders certificate under the FTP) may  not be examined in full at the bonded premises of the 100% EOU.

Instead, the jurisdictional Commissioner of Customs / Central Excise may prescribe the norms of examination based on Risk Assessment. Accordingly, the Circular No.1/94 – Cus dated 5.4.94 stands modified to this extent.

(v) It is further clarified that examination at the premises of EOU shall be governed by instruction / Circulars prescribing procedures or methods of examination of such goods / consignments at ports.

 3.            Similarly, attention of the Trade is also invited to para 6.39.2 of the Foreign Trade Policy  as revised / substituted vide Director General of Foreign Trade’s Public Notice No.50/2004 –2009 dated 24.1.2005,which reads as under :-

 

Examination of Import Cargo (6.39.2)

The status holder units shall be exempted from examination of import cargo at the port of import.  The jurisdictional Commissioner of Customs/Central Excise may, however, examine consignments at the unit’s place on random basis.

 4.            Accordingly, the following norms for examination of imported goods at the bonded premises of eligible EOUs, ( having status holder certificate under FTP) are hereby prescribed. 

 4.1              100% examination will be done in respect of Gold, Silver, Mulberry Raw Silk, Silk Yarn and silk fabrics of all types imported by all the EOUs including the status holders.

4.2.      In respect of the following goods imported by eligible EOUs  having unblemished track record ;-

i)                    Chemicals  (Ch. 28, 29, & 30 )

ii)                   Resins, LDPE, HDPE, PP granules ( Ch. 39)

iii)                 Granites/marbles (Ch.68)

50% of the packages/containers etc., in the imported consignments will be selected for examination by the customs officers at the time of bonding.  For example,  if the imported consignment is consisting of 10 packages or 4 containers, then 5 packages or 2 containers will be selected for examination by the Customs officer at the time of bonding and the packages or containers  so selected for examination will be examined 100%.

 4.2       In respect of all other goods, 10% of the packages/containers etc., in the imported consignment    will be selected for examination by the Customs officer at the time of bonding.  For example, if the imported consignments is consisting of 100 packages or 10 containers, then 10 packages  or one container will be selected for examination  by the Customs officers at the time of bonding   and the packages or containers  so selected for examination will be examined 100%. 

5.            However, in exceptional circumstances and on prior intelligence/information, the imported consignments will be subjected to  100% examination by the jurisdictional Customs Officer.

 6.            Similarly, in respect of eligible EOUs against whom a case of fraud/mis-statements/mis-declaration, has been booked and demand has been confirmed, the imported consignment will be subjected to 100% examination by the Customs officer at the time of bonding.

 7.            However, in all other cases, the existing practice of examination will continue.

 8.         This trade facility will come into force with immediate effect.

 

                                                                                                    Sd/-
                                                                                                        ( P.R.CHANDRASEKHARAN)
  
                                                                                                        COMMISSIONER
 
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(Issued from File C.No. VIII/48/183/2004 Cus.Tech)

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