O/o Commissioner of Customs (NS-I), Appraising Main (Import), JNCH has issued Public Notice No. 121/2020 dated 21st September 2020 regarding subject matter.
As informed earlier, Customs/ DGFT have issued various advisories/ Trade notices regarding streamlining of UQCs for import and export declaration. This has been done for data standardization as well as better monitoring of valuation related aspects.
However, we understand that authorities have received representations from certain exporters on the inability to file reward Shipping Bills where the UQC of the export item in the corresponding DEEC/EPCG license was other than the prescribed standard UQCs since System has a check that the item UQC in the Shipping Bill and that in the license should be the same.
In this regard, O/o DGFT has also issued Trade Notice 26/2020-21 dated 14.09.2020, regarding issuance of future licenses only in standard UQCs as per the ICES advisory. For the licenses already issued with non-standard UQCs, they have requested Customs for a relaxation till 30.10.2020.
Accordingly, changes have been made in the Customs System to allow filing of Shipping Bills where the item UQC does not match with the UQC for that export item in the given license. However, exporters should continue declaring standard UQCs only in the item table of the Shipping Bill. In the license table, the quantity should be given as per the license UQC.
The above relaxation is given only for license Shipping Bills filed till 30.10.2020.
Members are requested to take note of above and do the needful accordingly. The said JNCH PN is available for reference on below link-
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