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Procedure to be followed for Import under DEEC/EPCG Scheme-

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (NS-IV) MUMBAI ZONE – II, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, SHEVA, Tal-URAN, DISTRICT-RAIGAD, MAHARASHTRA –400 707.

F. No. S/16-DEEC-GEN-246/VIID

Date: 11.09.2017

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 118/2017

Sub:- Procedure to be followed for Import under DEEC/EPCG Scheme- reg.

It has been observed that significant time is being taken in assessment of bills of entry from date of filing in cases where the bills of entry are filed under DEEC/EPCG schemes. The main reason for the same is that the bills of entry do not contain details of registration/bond debit of advance/EPCG license as the same is required for extending the benefit of DEEC/EPCG schemes. It is also noticed that in many cases, the importer/CHAs are not having advance license/EPCG license or due to some other reasons, they are not able to get details of registration/bond debit even then they are filing bill of entry under DEEC/EPCG schemes.

In view of above, it has been decided that henceforth, the bills of entry under EPCG/DEEC schemes shall be filed only when complete details of registration/bond debit are available with importer/CHA. In absence of the same, the bills of entry shall be filed as bill of entry for warehousing and the goods shall be bonded in the warehouse. Subsequently, when all requisite registration details/bond debit details are available, such goods may be cleared under DEEC/EPCG license by filing ex-bond bill of entry.

Any difficulty noticed in the implementation of the above instruction may be brought to the notice of the Additional Commissioner of Customs in charge of DEEC/EPCG schemes.

Sd/-

(MANAS RANJAN MOHANTY)

Commissioner of Customs, NS-IV

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