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Measures taken for improving ease of doing business under Make in India-Reg.

Customs - 15/2016 - Dated:- 6-4-2016 - GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS CUSTOM HOUSE, NEW HARBOUR ESTATE THOOTHUKUDI-628004 C.No. VIII/48/06/2016-Cus.Pol. Date : 06.04.2016 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 15/2016 Subject: Attention to all Importers/Exporters/Clearing Agents/Trade & Industry and Public is invited to above subject. 2. It is observed that there is a gap between the measures taken by the Ministry of Finance in improving ease o .....

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elow for information and appreciation: Tariff Measures A. In order to achieve the objective of job creation through revival of growth and investment and promotion of domestic manufacturing and "Make in India", the following measures were taken: • Customs Duty on certain inputs was reduced to address the problem of duty inversion. • Customs Duty was also reduced in certain cases so as to reduce the cost of raw materials required for further manufacture and thereby induce domes .....

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sed on metallurgical coke from 2.5% to 5% and on commercial vehicles from 10% to 20%. • Basic Customs Duty on specified steel goods was increased to 10%/12.5%. • Anti-dumping Duty and Safeguard Duty was imposed on specified goods. • Basic Customs Duty and Excise Duty was exempted on specified bunker fuels for use in Indian Flag vessels for carrying export-import (EXIM) containers, empty containers and domestic containerized cargo. B. In order to protect the interests of domestic f .....

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sed on wheat which was later increased to 25% for a period upto 31.03.2016. C. The objective of improving the quality of life and public health through Swachh Bharat initiatives was achieved by the following measures: • Clean Energy Cess levied on coal, lignite and peat was increased from ₹ 100 per tonne to ₹ 200 per tonne. • Concessional Customs and Excise Duty rates on specified parts of Electrically Operated Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles, available upto 31.03.2015, were e .....

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online filing of documents for Customs clearance os available through EDI System in 130 Indian Customs sites which includes 25 Seaports, 83 ICDs, 18 Airports and 4 Land Customs Stations. Of these 130 sites, 24X7 Customs clearance for specified imports, namely, goods covered under 'facilitated' Bills of Entry is made available at 19 Seaports including Tuticorin and for specified exports of factory stuffed containers and goods exported under free Shipping Bills is made available at 17 Airp .....

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ions in which trade has seamless access to regulatory services delivered through electronic means. Benefits of Single Window Scheme include ease of doing business, reduced costs, enhanced transparency, reduced duplicity and cost of compliance and optimal utilisation of resources. In this direction, with effect from 01.04.2015 an electronic online message exchange facility has been established between Customs and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Department of Plant .....

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ble Prime Minister's announcement to make India into a hub for trading of rough diamonds, a 'Special Notified Zone' has been operationalised at Bharat Diamond Bourse at Mumbai. The procedure envisages major diamond mining companies bringing in rough diamonds for display and/or auctions to be conducted within the customs area and re-exporting the unsold consignments. • Adoption of Digital Signature: Use of Digital Signature for ACP clients had been made mandatory w.e.f. 1 st May, .....

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l signing of documents wherever documents are filed with digital signatures. The reliance on digitally signed Customs process documents shall result in the reduction of submission of hard copies of Bills of Entry, Shipping Bills, Import General Manifests, Export General manifests and Consol Manifests. • Reduction in mandatory documents for imports and exports: To facilitate trade and to simplify procedures, number of mandatory documents have been reduced and only three mandatory export and .....

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d airport under the chairmanship of Chief Commissioner of Customs/Commissioner of Customs. This Committee would include the senior-most functionary of the other government departments/agencies, such as the Food Safety Standards Authority of India/the Port Health Officer (PHO); the Plant Quarantine, Animal Quarantine Authorities; the Drug Controller of India (CDSO); the Textile Committee; the Port Trust/the Airport Authority of India/Custodians; the Wild Life Authorities; the Railways/CONCOR; the .....

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nline stores. B. Upgraded CBEC Website launched: The upgraded CBEC website is a one-stop shop for all the information needs of the taxpayers and other stakeholders. It provides easy access to the Acts, Rules, Regulations, Notifications, Circulars and Instructions relating to Indirect Taxes. It also provides for a host of other facilities like feedback channel, social media connectivity, grievance handling facility, etc. It also provides duty calculator and compulsory compliance requirements pert .....

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