Steps taken by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to facilitate clearances in view of situation arising due to Corona Virus

NO. CLE-HO/POL/CIRCULAR/19-20
March 9, 2020

Members of the Council

Sub : Steps taken by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to facilitate clearances in view of situation arising due to Corona Virus

Dear Member

Please find enclosed the DGFT Trade Notice No. 52/2019-20 dated 2nd March 2020 along with enclosures, for your kind information. The said Trade Notice states the following.

i)          Instruction No.2/2020-Customs dated 20.02.2020(copy enclosed) requesting Chief Commissioners to immediately workout the arrangement and deployment sufficient number of officers on 24X7 basis at sea ports/Air Cargo Stations/ICDs/CFSs etc falling in their jurisdiction to tackle any incipient instance of congestion/surge.

ii)         JNCH Public Notice No.24/2020 dated 20.02.2020(copy enclosed) stating that the Bills of entry filed late for clearance of import consignments from China will not attract any late fee charges based on a letter submitted by the importer/Custom Broker that the delay in filing the Bill on Entry was on account of non-receipt of documents from China.

Members may kindly note the above .

Thanks and regards

R.Selvam
Executive Director