Regulation 3 – Customs House Agents to be licensed – Customs House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004

Customs House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004

3. Customs House Agents to be licensed. — No person shall carry on business as a Customs House Agent relating to the entry or departure of a conveyance or the import or export of goods at any Customs Station unless such person holds a licence  granted under these regulations.

Provided that no licence under these regulations shall be required by :-

(a) an importer or exporter transacting any business at a Customs Station solely on his own account;

(b) any employee of any person or a firm transacting business generally on behalf of such person or firm, and holding an identity card or a temporary pass issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs.

(c) an agent employed for one or more vessels or aircrafts in order solely to enter or clear such vessels or aircrafts for work incidental to his employment as such agent.