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Customs (Furnishing of Information) Rules, 2017 notified.

Dated 14th December, 2017 | Copy of | Notification No.114/2017-Customs In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 108A read with section 156 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:- 1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Customs (Furnishing of Information) Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force from the 1st day of January, 2018. 2. Definition. - (1) In these rules unless the context otherwise requires. - (a) “authorised person” means any person authorised by the class of person referred to in column (2) of the Table given in rule 3: (b) “Information-Administrator” means the proper officer specified by ...

Customs bars imports of livestock into India, fears of avian influenza abound

The Dollar Business Bureau  The Customs department has suspended the imports of livestock and livestock products into India from all countries due to the threat of avian influenza. A communication to the effect was issued via notification no: 09/2015-2020 dated June 8, 2017. According to the notification, the following imports have been suspended with further effect. domestic and wild birds (excluding poultry and captive birds)  unprocessed meat and meat products from Avian species including wild birds (except poultry)  semen of domestic and wild birds (except semen of poultry)  Live poultry and captive birds  day old chicks, ducks, turkey and other newly hatched Avian species  unprocessed meat and meat products from Avian species including wild birds  hatching eggs  egg and egg products (except Specific Pathogen Free eggs)  unprocessed feathers  live pig  pathological material and biological ...

CBEC amends circular to aid manufacturers in getting Certificate from Development Commissioner

The Dollar Business Bureau The Central Board of Excise & Customs circular, dated April 10th 2017, has issued a notification with respect to difficulties faced by manufacturers (EOUs/EHTP/STP units) when availing a certificate from the jurisdictional Development Commissioner regarding duty if the manufacturers have procured goods from indigenous sources. The Customs notified that in an earlier notification given via Circular No.74/2001-Cus dated 04.12.2001, it was clarified that in case raw materials/ capital goods etc., procured from indigenous sources by EOUs/EPZ/SEZ/EHTP/STP units are transferred/ sold back to DTA except for the purpose of replacement, the deemed export benefits already availed of against such goods shall be required to be refunded back and that the export benefits shall be deposited through TR in ...

Tobacco products smuggling more than legal imports

The Dollar Business Bureau Smuggling and illegal trade of tobacco products in India has posed a grave concern for the government as the legal imports of cigarettes was lower than the coming of cigarettes through illegal routes, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. “More smuggled cigarettes are coming into India with the amount being detected being worth Rs 162 crore in last financial year, which was more than legal imports into the country,” she told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour. Terming the illegal imports a matter of serious concern, Sitharaman gave assurance to the Parliament members that the government and Customs department are taking several measures to curb the problem. To a related question, she replied, “Absolutely advertisements are not ...

Anti-dumping duty on Vitamin E imports from China to continue till 2020

Himanshu Vatsa | The Dollar Business The government has extended the anti-dumping duty imposed on Vitamin E imports from China for another five years. A duty of up to $1.77 per kg of import will be levied on all forms of processed Vitamin E shipped in to India from China, the Customs Department said in a notification issued on Wednesday. However, the product in its natural form has been exempted from anti-dumping duty, the notification said. The Finance Ministry had imposed the duty on Chinese Vitamin E in March 2009 for five years and later extended till March 2015. The fresh notification came after the Directorate General of anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) found that Vitamin E in various forms was ...

When it's paper versus process, process matters!

It's not the count of documents for exports-imports that matters. The process matters. And it's the process that needs trimming... Will DGFT's good intention find purpose in the eyes of other guardians of India's foreign trade? Steven Philip Warner | The Dollar Business There are some things that don't mix. On-time flights and winter fog, religion and politics, ISIS and peace, LGBT rights and IPC Section 377, etc., are just a few. Then there are things that don't mix, but co-exist. Like the mix of class-laden iPhones and Gucci bags and mass-laden China. [Just like an American would have rubbished any claim that Steve Jobs resembled the Chinese Premier when the iPhone first made its way into China ten years ago, ...