CBIC vide Notification No. 64/2020 – Customs (N.T) dated July 31, 2020, which made following amendments in Transhipment of Cargo to Nepal under Electronic Cargo Tracking System Regulations, 2019, namely. The details of such amendments are discussed as hereunder:-
1. In the Transhipment of Cargo to Nepal under Electronic Cargo Tracking System Regulations, 2019, –
(i) in the sub-regulation (1) of regulation 2, for clause (b), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely: –
“(b) “authorised carrier” means an authorised sea carrier, authorised train operator or custodian, registered under regulation 3A;
(ba) “authorised sea carrier” means the master of the vessel carrying imported goods, export goods and coastal goods or his agent or any other person notified by the Central Government in terms of sub-section (1) of section 30 of the Act, in the case of a vessel;
(bb) “authorised train operator” means the train operator carrying imported goods and export goods;
(bc) “custodian” means a person approved by the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner of Customs, for the purposes of section 45 of the Act;”;
(ii) after regulation 3, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely: –
“3A. Registration. – (1) The authorised carrier shall apply to the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner of Customs for registration in the Form-II, appended to these regulations.
(2) Where the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner of Customs is satisfied with the information provided by the applicant in Form-II, he shall approve the registration of such applicant for transacting business under these regulations for a period of three years from the date of issue of such registration.
(3) The jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner of Customs shall review the registration before the expiry of the initial period of registration of three years and may extend such registration to a further period of five years at a time and in case of an authorised economic operator for a period of ten years.
(4) An authorised carrier registered under regulation 3 of the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations, 2018, shall be deemed to be registered under these regulations.”
(iii) in regulation 4, for clause (a), the following shall be substituted, namely: –
“(a) declare the cargo destined to Nepal and the port of final discharge in Nepal in the arrival manifest, if he is required to do so as per the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations, 2018;”
(iv) the “Form”, shall be numbered as “Form-I”, and after Form-I as so numbered, the following “Form-II” shall be inserted, namely: –
Note: The following amendments shall come into force on the day of their publication in the Official Gazette
The Complete Notification can be accessed at: https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2020/cs-nt2020/csnt64-2020.pdf