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Rail Services Agreement between Govt. of India and Govt. of Nepal Procedure for Movement of Goods in transit to and from Birgunj (Nepal) Via Raxaul through India Regarding

Customs - 25/2016 - Dated:- 15-11-2016 - OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS CUSTOM HOUSE : PORT AREA : VISAKHAPATNAM-530035 F.No. S10/14/2016-Prev Date: 15.11.2016 PUBLIC NOTICE No. 25/2016 Sub: Rail Services Agreement between Govt. of India and Govt. of Nepal Procedure for Movement of Goods in transit to and from Birgunj (Nepal) Via Raxaul through India -Regarding Attention of Nepalese Importers, Exporters, Custom House Agent, Steamer Agents and all other concerned is invited to th .....

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kata Port/Haldia Port to Inland Container Depot (ICD) Birgunj by rail (through M/s CONCOR - A Govt. of India Undertaking) shall apply mutatis- mutandis for the movement of traffic-in-transit between Visakhapatnam port and ICD Birgunj with the following conditions:- i) In respect of the import and export procedures prescribed in the Rail Services Agreement, Commissioner of Customs, Kolkata , Custom House, Kolkata , Customs Officer, Kolkata and Kolkata Customs wherever it occurs will be read as Co .....

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additional One-Time-Lock shall be endorsed in the Customs Transit Declaration (CTD), which will be verified at the Land Customs Station (LCS) of exit or at Visakhapatnam Port, as the case may be. Customs procedures prescribed for transit cargo of Nepal under the said Agreement are as follows: A. IMPORT PROCEDURE When goods are Imported from third countries for Nepal in transit through India, the following procedure shall be observed:- 1. (a) Transit of Nepalese Imports, shall be allowed against .....

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this Declaration and of the quantity and value specified herein have been permitted to be imported by the Government of Nepal without the requirement of Import Licence or Letter of Credit." Signature & Seal Note: The Government of Nepal shall arrange to supply through the Embassy of India at Kathmandu or directly to the Principal Commissioner of Customs, Visakhapatnam, the specimen signature or signatures of official or officials who are authorized to sign Import Licences issued by the .....

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otation number and Line number; (b) Name and address of the Importer; (c) Number, description, marks and serial number of the packages; (d) Country of consignment and country of origin, if different; (e) Description of goods; (f) Quantity of goods; (g) Value of goods; (h) Import Licence number and date; (i) Letter of credit number, date and name and address of issuing bank; (j) A declaration at the end in the following words:- "I/We declare that the goods entered herein are for Nepal, in tr .....

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er of credit, authenticated by the designated authority of Govt. of Nepal in India or the issuing Bank, shall be presented to the Custom House. The copy of the Import Licence and the Letter of Credit so presented shall be examined by the Custom House, Visakhapatnam against the copy of the Import Licence and/or the statement of particulars of the Letter of Credit received directly from the Government of Nepal. No other additional document may be asked for, except where considered necessary for cl .....

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shipment application by mentioning details as part/page…..of IGM No……..as enclosed 5. Nepalese import goods in transit shall be covered by a bond and/or a bank guarantee, as may be acceptable to Indian Customs, to be furnished by the carrier to the satisfaction of the Principal Commissioner of Customs, Visakhapatnam, for an amount equal to the Indian Customs duties on such goods. In the event of the goods not reaching Nepal, irrespective of any other action contemplated in s .....

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of entry, binding themselves to re-export containers within six months of their import into India. The period of six months may be extended by the Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of Customs. The shipping agents shall also submit an authorization from the carriers appointed for transportation of goods from port of entry to ICD Birgunj through Land Customs Station (LCS) Raxaul, so that issuance of transshipment permit and debiting of carrier s bond can be done simultaneously. 7. On receipt of the a .....

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in order, the officer shall debit the bond of the carrier on the basis of value of the goods indicated in the ICCD. The number and date of the ICCD shall be recorded on the TP. After scrutiny of the transshipment form and debiting of bond, the officer shall sign all the copies of TP and put a seal. 9. On arrival of the Nepalese containerized cargo, the Indian Customs officer posted at the seaport shall check the, One-Time-Lock of the container put on by the shipping agent or the carrier authori .....

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ian Customs authorities shall make a due verification of the goods to check whether the same are in accordance with the ICCD, put fresh onetime- lock and allow the container to move to the destination after making necessary endorsement to this effect both in the ICCD and the TP along with the serial number of the new one-time-lock . 11. After the Custom House is satisfied as regards the checks contemplated in the preceding paragraphs, it shall endorse loading/dispatch particulars of the goods on .....

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agent or the carrier authorized by the shipping company and the customs authorities at the sea port or during the transit and so endorsed on the TP and, if found intact, shall approve for onward transmission of the containerized cargo, without examination of the cargo unless there are valid reasons to do otherwise. (b) In case where the One Time Seal (OTL) of the container is found broken or defective, the Indian Customs authorities at the railway station shall get the container grounded for ma .....

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sued, and the letter of credit, the Indian Customs authorities at the Raxaul LCS shall put fresh one-time-lock and approve for onward transmission of the container. The serial number of the new One-Time-Lock shall be endorsed by the Indian Customs authorities at the border railway station on the TP . 14. On arrival of traffic-in-transit at Raxaul LCS, the carrier shall present the original copy of the TP duly endorsed by the Indian Custom House of entry, to the Indian Customs Officer at the Raxa .....

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d reach Nepal. 15. Indian Customs officer at the Raxaul LCS will certify on the copies of the TP that goods have been allowed transit into Nepal. The Indian Customs Officer shall then handover the original copy of the TPs to the carrier and send the duplicate to the Indian Custom House at the port of entry. After the original TP is received back duly endorsed by the Nepalese Customs Officer, Raxaul LCS will forward the same to the Customs authority at the port of entry (Custom House, Visakhapatn .....

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he Custom officer at the Port of Entry shall handed over the duplicate and triplicate copies of ICCD to the carrier in sealed cover along with TPs and send fax/e-mail communication to the Land Customs Station giving details of the import goods dispatched vide ICCD. The flow of communication (Fax/ e-mail) with regard to imports is as follows: a) Immediately after dispatch of the goods on transshipment to Nepal Custom House Visakhapatnam LCS (India) & LCS (Nepal) b) Immediately after receipt o .....

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all furnish the following certificate on the Export Containerized Cargo Declaration referred hereinafter to as ECCD:; "I have verified that the goods specified in this Declaration and of the quantity and value specified herein have been permitted to be exported under Licence number…………….. dated………………… (wherever issued) and under letter of credit number ……………… dated & .....

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fficer at the Indian Customs Officer at the Raxaul LCS, an ECCD containing the following particulars : (a) Name and address of the exporter; (b) Number, description, marks and serial number of the packages; (c) Country to which consigned; (d) Description of goods; (e) Quantity of goods; (f) Value of goods; (g) Export Licence number and date, if required; (h) Country of origin of the goods; (i) Letter of Credit number, date and name and address of issuing bank; (j) A declaration at the end in the .....

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dit, authenticated by the concerned Nepalese bank, shall be presented to the Indian Customs officer at LCS Raxaul. No additional documents will be asked for by the Indian Customs, except when considered necessary for the clearance of any specific goods. 4. The shipping agents shall submit an application for issue of a Transshipment Permit, hereinafter referred to as "TP" in prescribed forms (5 copies) along with a copy of ECCD to the Appraiser/Superintendent for Trans-shipment of expor .....

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Commissioner of Customs, Patna, the amount of duty secured by means of bank guarantee/cash security on such goods. The said amount shall become payable forthwith on the receipt of a notice to the carrier issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Patna, after satisfying himself that the goods have not reached the destined gateway port. 6. The shipping agents shall file another bond with the Indian Customs at LCS Raxaul, binding themselves to re-export containers within six months of their import in .....

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carrier/shipping agent appears in the negative list. Transshipment permit may be denied in case the name of shipping agent figures in the negative list. 8. In case the name of shipping agent does not figure in the negative list, the details furnished by the shipping agent in the transshipment form shall be scrutinized by the officer and matched with the declaration on the ECCD, and if these are found to be in order, the officer shall debit the bond of the carrier on the basis of value of the go .....

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Raxual shall affix an additional OTL, shall endorse the serial number in ECCD and shall allow transportation of the container, without examination, unless there are valid reasons to do otherwise. 10. In case where the 'One-Time-Lock' on the container arriving at LCS Raxaul is found broken or defective, the Indian Customs authorities shall make due verification of the goods to check whether the goods are in accordance with ECCD and shall put fresh 'one-time-lock' and allow the co .....

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13. On arrival of the cargo by rail at the gateway port in Visakhapatnam, the following examination procedure will be followed: (a) On arrival of the cargo, the Indian Customs authorities shall check the 'One-Time- Lock' of the container put on by the shipping agent in ICD Birgunj or by the carrier authorised by the shipping company and the Customs Authorities at Raxaul Land Customs Station or during the transit and so endorsed on the TP and, if found intact, shall approve for onward shi .....

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hipping Agents and exporter shall be involved in the process of verifications. (c) If, on verification, done in presence of agencies listed in (b) above, the goods are found in accordance with the ECCD and conform to the export licence, wherever such licence is issued, and the Letter of Credit, the Indian Customs authorities at the gateway port of Visakhapatnam shall put fresh' onetime-lock' and approve for onward shipment of the container. The serial number of the new 'One-Time Lock .....

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