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Notice for all the Authorized Couriers Airlines Exporters Importers Custodians Trade & Industry and all other Stake Holders.

Customs - 08 /General/2015 - Dated:- 15-6-2015 - OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (GENERAL) NEW CUSTOMS HOUSE, NEAR IG AIRPORT NEW DELHI -110037 C. No. VIII (H) 13/PN/Policy/2015 Dated: 15 June 2015 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 08 /General/2015 In furtherance to the Public Notice no. 02/04 dated 08.01.2004 issued vide C.No. VIII/Air Cus/NCT/07/SO/03 and Standing Order No.27/2003 dated 17.10.2003 issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Import & General), New Delhi, attention of all the Authorized Co .....

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NT) dated 01.04.2011; c) Central Board of Excise and Customs Circular No.33/2010-Customs dated 07.09.2010 and 21/2011 Cus. dated 18.04.2011; and d) Handling of Cargo in Customs Areas Regulation, 2009 (HCCAR, 2009) 2. Import and export of goods through courier mode and customs clearance thereof at Delhi Customs station is subject to these Regulations. These Regulations, as amended from time to time, inter alia prescribe the procedure of assessment and clearance of specified goods imported or expo .....

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ails the applicability of CIER, 1998, and lays out the categories of import or exports to which the said regulations do not apply or where the goods are not allowed to be imported or exported through the Courier mode. (b) As per Regulation 3(a) of CIER, 1998, an Authorised Courier", in relation to import or export goods, means a person engaged in the international transportation of the goods on express door to door delivery basis and is registered in this behalf by a Commissioner of Customs .....

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guard against use of express supply chain by unscrupulous elements. Therefore, any unauthorized sub-letting or outsourcing of any of the components in the door-to-door supply chain may defeat the very purpose behind facility of expeditious clearance. Hence, the Commissioners of Customs should review the facilities available with the Authorized Couriers appointed under their charge to ensure compliance". (c) The procedure for clearance of import goods and the clearance of export goods have .....

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rought into customs area for export purpose and have not been exported within seven days of arrival of such goods into such area or within such extended period as permitted by the proper officer in case of delay due to such reasons which the proper officer considers to be beyond the control of the concerned courier may be detained by the proper officer and disposed of after issuing notice to the concerned courier and the charges payable, for storage and handling of such goods shall be payable by .....

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n support thereof he shall produce to the said Commissioner of Customs a certificate issued by a scheduled bank or such other proof acceptable to the Commissioner of Customs evidencing possession of assets of a value not less than twenty-five lakh rupees." (g) The requirement for security for acting as an Authorised Courier has been enhanced to ten lakh rupees in case of Delhi. To this effect, as per Regulation 11 of the CIER, 1998, as amended vide Notification No. 75/2010-Customs (NT) date .....

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62) and the rules and regulations made thereunder." (h) Furthermore, CBEC in its Circular No.33/2010-Customs dated 07.09.2010 in its para 2(iii), has clarified that "the requirement for security for acting as an Authorized Courier has been enhanced to Rs. Ten Lacs in case of major international Airports of Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta and Chennai and five lakh rupees in case of other airports. Similarly, the requirement of net worth or financial viability to act as an Authorized Courier has .....

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s per Regulation 5 (3) of the CIER, 1998, as amended vide Notification No. 75/2010-Customs (NT) dated 12.08.2010, "The Authorised Courier or his agent who has passed the examination referred to in regulation 8 or regulation 19 of the Customs House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004 shall make entry of goods imported by him by presenting to the proper officer a bill of entry in Form Courier Bill of Entry-III (CBE-III), Form Courier Bill of Entry-IV (CBE-IV), Form Courier Bill of Entry-V (CBE .....

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ry (Forms) Regulations, 1976 for clearance of any of the imported goods." Furthermore, as per Regulation 6(3) of the CIER, 1998 as amended vide Notification No. 75/2010-Customs (NT) dated 12.08.2010, "The Authorised Courier or his agent who has passed the examination referred to in regulation 8 or regulation 19 of the Customs House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004 shall make entry of goods for export in shipping bill in Form Courier Shipping Bill-I (CSB-I), Form Courier Shipping Bill .....

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r regulation 19 of the Custom House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004 Provided that a transition period of six months from the date of publication of these regulations shall be allowed for fulfillment of the condition mentioned in sub-regulation (2) by an Authorised Courier" (j) Furthermore, CBEC in its Circular No.33/2010-Customs dated 07.09.2010 in its para 2(i), has clarified that; "It has been provided in the Courier Regulations that declarations before Customs, for clearance of i .....

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on 13 of CIER, 1998 lays out the obligations casted on an Authorised Courier while transacting their business at any Customs station. (I) As per Regulation 13(a) of CIER, 1998, "An Authorised Courier shall obtain an authorisation, from each of the consignees of the import goods for whom such courier has imported such goods or consigners of such export goods which such courier propose to export, to the effect that the Authorised Courier may act as agent of such consignee or consigner, as the .....

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btained at the time of delivery of the consignments to consignee. Such authorizations shall be retained for record by an Authorised Courier for a period of one year or date of inspection by Customs whichever is later." (m) As per Regulation 13(g) of CIER, 1998, "An Authorised Courier shall maintain records and accounts in such form and manner as maybe directed from time to time by an Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs and submit them for inspection to t .....

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edent, correctness of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Number, identity of his client and the functioning of his client in the declared address by using reliable, independent, authentic documents, data or information;" Furthermore, CBEC in its Circular No.33/2010-Customs dated 07.09.2010 in its para 2(ii), has clarified that "In this regard, the detailed guideline on the list of documents to be verified and obtained from the client/customer laid down as per the annexure to the Board's .....

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m in terms of these regulations to any other person, without the written permission of the Commissioner of Customs." This provision read with Regulation 3(a) of CIER, 1998 implies that the Authorized Courier should be engaged in the international transportation of the goods on door-to-door delivery basis. Therefore, they should have the door-to-door supply chain clearly, including having their offices in the various countries/cities to which/from which they have been exporting/importing var .....

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& export of parcels under the CIER, 1998 and therefore cannot be cleared under the Courier mode at New Courier terminal, New Delhi. Custodians at New Courier Terminal: 5. The Commissioner of Customs (Import & General), New Delhi vide Public Notice No.46/2003 dated 13.10.2003 has appointed M/s DHL Worldwide Express and M/s Express Industries Council of India (EICI) as custodian of imported goods through courier mode at New Courier Terminal, New Delhi. In addition, to the obligations and .....

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oaded. (c) Maintain proper record of the unit load device (ULD) lying at the tarmac and present the same before the Customs authorities as and when asked to do so; (d) Ensure that the Authorised Courier brings the Form 1, complete in all respects within 24 hours of the landing of the goods; (e) Move the goods lying at the bay/tarmac to the shed, within 12 hours of receiving 'Form 1' from the airlines/Authorised Courier; (f) Put in place an automated systematic mechanism to check status o .....

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Maintain the Register in manner that the "Originating Country" as well as the "Country of Transit" for the goods are clearly reflected. (j) Henceforth, maintain an IGM wise Register, with complete information about the status of consignments with reference to whether bill of entry has been filed or otherwise, goods cleared or otherwise, present location of the goods etc. (k) Ensure proper stacking/tagging of the goods lying in their custody/in the shed. (I) maintain an electr .....

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nce of data base of employees of all the Authorised Couriers. They should also make arrangements for access of the Courier company employees through biometric cards issued by the Custodians and also have extensive CCTV coverage, with access to the Customs. (o) Not accept any form of amendment made in the Import manifest/Export manifest, in any manner without written approval of the Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of Customs, concerned. 6. All the Custodians shall follow the Handling of Cargo in Cu .....

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n sub-section (2) of section 141 of the said Act; (b) As per Regulation 5 of HCCAR, 2009 which deals with the conditions to be fulfilled by Customs Cargo Service Provider: "The Customs Cargo Service provider for custody of imported goods or export goods and for handling of such goods, in a customs area shall fulfil the following conditions, namely:- (1) Provide the following to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Customs, namely: (i) Infrastructure, equipment and adequate manpower for l .....

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