Commissioner of Customs made further amendment in filing requirement of Bill of Entry for clearance of Import Consignment

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The Commissioner of Customs Import vide Public Notice No. 28/2020 dated May 19, 2020, has made further amendments in Public Notice No. 10/2020 dated 26.03.2020 as amended vide Corrigendum dated 29.03.2020 and Public Notice No. 23/2020 dated 06.05.2020. Further, keeping in view of further extension of lockdown period till 31.05.2020, para 2 of the Public Notice No. 10/2020 dated 26.03.2020 as amended vide Corrigendum dated 29.03.2020 and Public Notice No. 23/2020 dated 06.05.2020, is further amended as under:-

Existing Para:

“Late filing of Bills of Entry attracts late fee in terms of ‘Bill of Entry (Electronic Integrated Declaration and Paperless Processing) Regulations, 2018’ notified vide Notification No. 36/2018- Cus.(N. T.) dated 11.05.2018 read with second proviso to Section 46(3) of the Customs Act, 1962. Therefore, keeping in view the exigency due to outbreak of Corona Virus and in order to facilitate the trade for clearance of the import consignments, it is decided in the public interest that those Bills of Entry filed for clearance of import consignments which have arrived at ICD, TKD on or after 21.03.2020 but on or before 17.05.2020, if filed late on or before 20.05.2020, for clearance of import consignments, will not attract any late fee charges”

Amended Para:

“Late filing of Bills of Entry attracts late fee in terms of ‘Bill of Entry (Electronic Integrated Declaration and Paperless Processing) Regulations, 2018’ notified vide Notification No, 36/2018- T,) dated 11.05 2018 read with the second proviso to Section 46(3) of the Customs Act, 1962. Therefore, keeping in view the exigency due to outbreak of Corona Virus and in order to facilitate the trade for clearance of the input consignments, it is decided in the public items that those Bills of Entry filed for clearance of import consignments which have arrived at ICD, TKD on or after 21.03,2020 but on or before 31.05.2020, if filed late on or before 03.06.2020, for clearance of import consignments, will not attract any late tee charges.”

Note:-

  • Other contents of the Public Notice No. 10/2020 dated 26.03.2020 as amended vide corrigendum dated 29.03.2020 remain unchanged. Public Notice No. 10/2020 dated 26.03.2020 stands amended to this extent.
  • All the trade associations/members of Customs Brokers Association are requested to take note and publicize the contents of this Public Notice among their members/constituents.
  • For the departmental officer, this may be treated as Standing Order.
  • Difficulties, if any, may be brought to the notice of Additional Commissioner of Customs (Technical), ICD-IMPORT, TKD, New Delhi.
  • This issues with the approval of the Principal Commissioner of Customs, ICD-Import, Tughlakabad, New Delhi.

The Notification can be accessed at: http://www.a2ztaxcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Late-filing-waiver-extended-till-3-6-2020.pdf

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