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Seeks to notify Baggage Rules 2016.

Customs - 30/2016 - Dated:- 1-3-2016 - GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) Notification No.30/2016 - Customs (N. T.) New Delhi, the 1st March, 2016 G.S.R. 218 (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 79 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the Baggage Rules, 1998, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:- 1. Short title and commen .....

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er the Passports Act, 1967 (15 of 1967) and normally residing in India; (v) tourist means a person not normally resident in India, who enters India for a stay of not more than six months in the course of any twelve months period for legitimate non-immigrant purposes; (vi) personal effects means things required for satisfying daily necessities but does not include jewellery. (2) Words and expression used and not defined in these rules but defined in the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) shall have t .....

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value of fifty thousand rupees if these are carried on the person or in the accompanied baggage of the passenger: Provided that a tourist of foreign origin, not being an infant, shall be allowed clearance free of duty articles in his bona fide baggage, that is to say, used personal effects, travel souvenirs and articles other than those mentioned in Annexure I, upto the value of fifteen thousand rupees if these are carried on the person or in the accompanied baggage of the passenger: Provided f .....

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gage, that is to say, used personal effects, travel souvenirs and articles other than those mentioned in Annexure I upto the value of fifteen thousand rupees if these are carried on the person or in the accompanied baggage of the passenger: Provided that where the passenger is an infant, only used personal effects shall be allowed duty free: Provided further that where the passenger, is arriving by land, only used personal effects shall be allowed duty free. Explanation. - The free allowance of .....

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person, who is engaged in a profession abroad, or is transferring his residence to India, shall, on return, be allowed clearance free of duty in addition to what he is allowed under rule 3 or, as the case may be, under rule 4, articles in his bonafide baggage to the extent mentioned in column (2) of the Appendix below, subject to the conditions, if any, mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Appendix. (2) The conditions mentioned in column (3) of the said Appendix may be .....

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mentioned in Annexure I or Annexure II but including articles mentioned in Annexure III, upto an aggregate value of one lakh rupees. Indian passenger - Minimum stay of one year during the preceding two years. Used personal and household articles, other than those mentioned in Annexure I but including articles mentioned in Annexure II or Annexure III, upto an aggregate value of two lakh rupees. The Indian passenger should not have availed this concession in the preceding three years. - Minimum s .....

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e years. (a) For condition (i), shortfall of upto two months in stay abroad can be condoned by Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs if the early return is on account of - (i) terminal leave or vacation being availed of by the passenger; or (ii) any other special circumstances for reasons to be recorded in writing. (b) For condition (ii), the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner of Customs may condone short visits in excess of six months in special circumstances f .....

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been in the possession, abroad, of the passenger and is dispatched within one month of his arrival in India or within such further period as the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow: Provided further that the said unaccompanied baggage may land in India upto two months before the arrival of the passenger or within such period, not exceeding one year, as the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow, for reasons to be r .....

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crew. - (1)These rules shall also apply to the members of the crew engaged in a foreign going conveyance for importation of their baggage at the time of final pay off on termination of their engagement. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), a member of crew of a vessel or an aircraft other than those referred to in sub-rule(1), shall be allowed to bring articles like chocolates, cheese, cosmetics and other petty gift items for their personal or family use which shall not excee .....

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