Customs Circulars Issued in 2016

Customs Circulars - 2016

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60/2016 F. No. 520/09/2016-CUS VI 31-12-2016 Regarding declaration in respect of Specified Bank Notes
59/2016 F. No. 450/178/2015-CUS IV 02-12-2016 Regarding Outsourcing by an authorized courier
58/2016 F. No. 450/221/2016-CUS IV 02-12-2016 Regarding Roll out of Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) at Courier Terminal, Sahar, Mumbai
57/2016 F. No. 711/04/2011-CUS(AS) 01-12-2016 Regarding guidelines for the sale of seized/ confiscated gold
56/2016 F. No. 450/221/2014-Cus.IV 24-11-2016 Regarding abolition of Mate receipt
55/2016 F. No. 450/25/2013-Cus IV (Pt) 23-11-2016 Regarding elimination of printing of documents
54/2016 F.No.609/84/2016-DBK 22-11-2016 Regarding further rationalization of revised simplified procedure for fixation of brand rates
53/2016 F.No.450/148/2009-Cus.IV 18-11-2016 Regarding clearance of import of metal scrap-Procedure
52/2016 F.No.450/81/2016-CusIV 15-11-2016 Regarding deferred payment of Customs duty
51/2016 F.No.609/75/2016-DBK 09-11-2016 Rebate of State Levies on Export of Garments- revised rates regarding
50/2016 F. No. 609/83/2016-DBK 31-10-2016 Regarding changes in AIRs of Drawback effective from 15.11.2016
49/2016 F. No. 605/17/2013-DBK 27-10-2016 Regarding transferability of goods imported/procured bydebiting duty in SFIS scrips
48/2016 F. No. 450/148/2009-Cus.IV 26-10-2016 Regarding clearance of import of metal scrap-Procedure
47/2016 F.No.605/42/2016-DBK (Pt.II) 20-10-2016 Rebate of State levies on Export of Garments-Implementation by CBEC
46/2016 F.No. 394/68/2013-Cus (AS) 04-10-2016 Guidelines for launching of prosecution in relation to offences punishable under the Customs Act, 1962
45/2016 F.No.605/60/2013-DBK 23-09-2016 Explains option extended by DGFT for surrendering one benefit in case of simultaneous issuance of SHIS and Zero duty EPCG/PE EPCG
44/2016 F. No. 450/115/2016-CUS-IV 22-09-2016 Regarding setting up of 'Custom Clearance Facilitation Committee' (CCFC) for Land customs stations and Inland Container Depots-reg
43/2016 F.No. 605/42/2016-DBK (Pt.II) 31-08-2016 Rebate of State Levies Scheme 2016 on Export of Garments
42/2016 F. No. 450/114/2015-Cus IV 31-08-2016 Regarding Courier bond executed CCSPs
41/2016 F. No. DGEP/EOU/18/2008/pt. 30-08-2016 Regarding admissibility of un-utilized cenvat credit of DTA unit converted into EOU
40/2016 F. No. 450/55/2008-CusIV(Pt. III) 26/08/2016 Guidelines on safety and security of premises where imported or export goods are loaded, unloaded or stored
39/2016 F.No. 711/01/2006-Cus(AS)/Pt. 26/08/2016 Revised guidelines for disposal of confiscated goods
38/2016 F. No. 465/01/2016-Cus V 22-08-2016 Guidelines regarding Provisional Assessment under section 18 of the Custom Act, 1962
37/2016 F. No. 605/42/2016-DBK 13-08-2016 Special Advance Authorization Scheme under para 4.04A of FTP 2015-20 in combination with AIR Drawback.
36/2016 F. No. 476/01/2013-LC 29-07-2016 Procedure for exports through Foreign Post Office Delhi / Mumbai / Chennai using e-commerce platform under MEIS Scheme of Chapter 3 of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)
35/2016 F. No. 484/3/2015-LC (Pt II) 29-07-2016 Removal of mandatory warehousing requirements for EOUs, STPIs,EHTPs etc-Amendment to Notification 52/2003-Customs dt 31.3.2003.
34/2016 F.No. 465/01/2014-Cus.V 26-07-2016 Regarding assessment of Bulk liquid Cargo
33/2016 F.No:450/179/2009-Cus.IV(Pt) 22-07-2016 Review of entity based facilitation programmes viz. Accredited Client Programme (ACP) and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programme — Revised Guidelines.
32/2016 F.No:473/05/2015-LC 13-07-2016 Procedure regarding Duty Free Shops
31/2016 F. No. 473 / 05 / 2015 – LC 06-07-2016 Sale of goods at Duty Free Shops in Indian Currency
30/2016 F. No. 609/35/2016-DBK 24-06-2016 Increase in All Industry Rates (AIR) of Duty Drawback on gold jewellery and silver jewellery/articles
29/2016 F.No. 13011/01/2013-Cus (AS) 23-06-2016 Amendment to existing guidelines for grant of rewards to informers and Govt. servants
28/2016 F.No.450/147/2015-Cus-IV 14-06-2016 Single Window Project - Simplification of procedure in SWIFT for clearance of consignments related to drugs & cosmetics.
27/2016 F. No. 484/31/2016 – LC 10-06-2016 Procedure to be followed by nominated agencies importing gold/silver/platinum under the scheme for 'Export Against Supply by Nominated Agencies'.
26/2016 F. No. 484 / 30 / 2016- LC 09-06-2016 Form of application for a Licence under Public Warehousing Licensing Regulations, 2016 / Private Warehousing Regulations, 2016 / Special Warehousing Regulations, 2016.
25/2016 F. No. 484 / 03 / 2015 – LC (Pt 1) 08-06-2016 Maintenance of records in relation to warehoused goods in electronic form, filing of returns and acknowledgement of receipt of goods
24/2016 F. No. 484 / 03 / 2015 – LC (Vol II) 02-06-2016 Requirement of Solvency Certificate for the purposes of Private Warehouse Licensing Regulations 2016
23/2016 F. No. 473/20/2013-LC 01-06-2016 Manner of payment of interest on warehoused goods
22/2016 F. No. 484 / 03 / 2015 – LC (Vol II) 31-05-2016 Procedure regarding filing of ex-bond bill of entry
21/2016 F. No. 484 / 03 / 2015 – LC (Vol II) 31-05-2016 Security under section 59 (3) of the Customs Act
20/2016 F.No: 473/05/2015 – LC 20-05-2016 Clarification regarding transitional provisions relating to Duty Free Shops, Ship Stores, Airline Stores & Diplomatic Stores
19/2016 F. No. 484 / 03 / 2015 – LC (Pt. 1) 20-05-2016 Regarding allotment of Warehouse Code for Customs Bonded Warehouses
18/2016 F.No.484/03/2015 – LC (Vol II) 14-05-2016 Amendment to Ch IX of the Customs Act, 1962 – Bond required to be filed under section 59
17/2016 F.No.484/03/2015 – LC(Vol II) 14-05-2016 Amendment to Ch IX of the Customs Act, 1962 – removal of goods from a customs station - instructions regarding affixation of one-time-lock
16/2016 F.No.603/01/2016-DBK 09-05-2016 Audit Report No.15/2011-2012, Section 2 - Duty Drawback Scheme: Re-export under section 74 of Customs Act 1962
15/2016 F. No. 13012/08/2015-Cus(AS) 03-05-2016 Regarding Instructions on monitoring of pendency in disbursal of rewards to informers
14/2016 F. No. 450/183/2014-CusIV   Regarding carriage of coastal cargo from one Indian port to another port in vessels carrying out coastal runs
13/2016 F.No.450/178/2015-CUS-IV   Regarding relaxation of Know Your Customer (KYC) norms
12/2016 F.No.605/67/2015-DBK 28/03/2016 Prevention of use of non-genuine transferable duty credit scrips or DFIA (duty free import authorizations)
11/2016 F.No.450/190/2015-CusIV 15-03-2016 Clarification regarding other persons (co-noticees) used in sub-section (2) & sub-section (6) of the Section 28 of the Customs Act, 1962
10/2016 F.No.450/147/2015-Cus-IV 15-03-2016 Implementing Integrated Declaration under the Indian Customs Single Window
09/2016 F.No. 528/08/2014-STO (TU) 11-03-2016 Clarification with regard to classification of 'Wireless microphone sets/systems consisting of one or more wireless microphones and a wireless receiver'
08/2016 F.No. 520/43/2015-Cus VI 08-03-2016 Dispensing of Customs Baggage Declaration Form for domestic passengers
07/2016 F.No.450/172/2015-CUS-IV 07-03-2016 Issue of Indian Currency Note-Foreign going Vessel
06/2016 F.No. 609/98/2015-DBK 09-02-2016 Amendments effective 11.2.2016 to the All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback
05/2016 F. No. 465/12/2010-Cus V 09-02-2016 Procedure for investigation of related party import cases and other cases by the Special Valuation Branches (revised and updated on 26.08.2016)
04/2016 F. No. 465/12/2010-Cus V 09-02-2016 Procedure for renewal of SVB orders and ongoing SVB inquiries under circular no. 11/2001 - Cus dated 23rd February 2001
03/2016 F.No.450/147/2015-Cus-IV 03-02-2016 Extending the Indian Customs Single Window to other locations and other Participating Government Agencies
02/2016 F.No. 450/178/2015-Cus-IV 27-01-2016 Clearance of Livestock and Livestock products
01/2016 F.No. 450/25/2009-Cus.IV (Pt. II) 06-01-2016 Regarding 24x7 clearance