Facility of 24×7 customs clearance made available at M/s Adani Kattupalli Sea port in Chennai, making it 20th Indian Sea port with 24×7 facility
Circular No. 31/2018-Customs
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
Room No. 227 B, North Block
New Delhi, dated the 5th September, 2018
All Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Chief Commissioners / Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Taxes
All Principal Commissioners / Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Commissioners / Commissioners of Customs and Central Taxes
Subject: – 24×7 Clearance – regarding
Kind reference is invited to Board’s Circular No. 19/2014 dated 31.12.2014 and 01/2016- Customs dated 6th January, 2016 on the subject cited above vide which the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance was made available at the 19 sea ports besides 17 Air Cargo Complexes.
2. Board has now decided that the facility of 24×7 Customs clearance for specified imports viz. goods covered by ‘facilitated’ Bills of Entry and specified exports viz. reefer containers with perishable/ temperature sensitive export goods sealed in the presence of Customs officials as per Circular No.13/2018-Cus dated 30.5.2018 and goods exported under free Shipping Bills will be made available at M/s Adani Kattupalli Sea port in Chennai, Tamilnadu. This would be the 20th Sea port in the country where 24×7 facility would be in operation.
3. Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai Zone is requested to deploy sufficient number of officers on 24×7 basis at the above specified port and give wide publicity to this trade facilitation measure.
4. Suitable Public Notice/Standing Order may be issued.
5. Difficulty faced, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Board.