We would like to inform you that Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House (JNCH) has issued several Public Notices in recently concerning trade facilitation/ Ease of Doing Business.
The gist of important Public Notices issued by JNCH, Nhava Sheva are provided as under-
Refund claims on account of double/ multiple payment of Customs Duty
There could be instances of double/multiple payment of Customs Duty by the Importers/CHAs against the same Challan while making e-payment in ICES. It has been observed that processing of refund claim is often delayed due to delay in receipt of verification report from PAO/ e-PAO Office. In order to ensure that there is no delay in processing of such refund claims, it has been decided that if any verification report from PAO/e-PAO office is not received within 15 days from the date of request made to PAO / e-PAO in this regard, the Deputy/Asstt. Commissioner of Customs, CRC-I, JNCH, will further process the claim on the basis of verification reports as provided under clause (b) to (d) above on relevant PN and considering other facts and evidences available on record. For further details, please refer to Public Notice No. 117/2017 dated 08/09/2017 available on below link-
Release of drawback claimed by the exporter at higher All Industry Rates (AIRs) under Duty Drawback Scheme after implementation of GST on 01.07.2017
As you might be aware, Higher rate of DBK was allowed on furnishing the Self-declaration as per Public Notice No. 101/2017 dated 02.08.2017. Now shipping bills filed between 01.07.2017 and 26.07.2017 will also eligible for furnishing self- declaration. For details of procedure, please refer to PN 116/2017 dated 05/09/2017 available on below link-
Goods Registration timings for examination of export goods at Export Docks
This is in continuation of Public Notice No 23/2016, dated 12.02.2016 and various other instructions issued in regard to “registration and examination of goods in Export Docks” by JNCH. However, Trade has represented issues faced in examination, issue of LEOs, delay in feeding stuffing report in the system. Now, clear-cut directions are once again given in this regard, details of which are available in PN 113/2017 dated 01/09/2017 available on below link-
Representations have been received by JNCH from first time importers / exporters/ other stakeholders highlighting problems faced during verification of documents by Customs in connection with KYC. It has been represented that number of documents are being asked from them, which adds to the transaction cost and also delays the import and export shipments. With the objective to promote ease of doing business, reducing use of paper, to make import and export easier and hassle free and also to facilitate easy access of database of first time importers / exporters, JNCH has issued PN 112/2017 dated 31/08/2017 with revised procedure for KYC verification of first time importers / exporters. For complete details, please refer to above said PN available on below link-
Members are requested to take note of above Trade Facilitation/ Ease of doing Business measures introduced by JNCH, Nhava Sheva and make use wherever applicable.