Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
227B, North Block
Dated the 7th September, 2016
The Principal Chief Commissioner/ Chief Commissioner
Incharge of Mumbai I/ Mumbai II/ Kolkatta /Chennai/ Thiruchirapalli/ Ahmedabad / Visakhapatnam / Cochin-reg,
Subject: Delay in issuing of Sub Manifest Transshipment Permit (SMTP) -reg.
Recently, Niti Aayog while examining the inter-ministerial issues relating to Port Eco System Efficiency Parameters has recommended that Customs will issue SMTP for transfer of cargo destined to ICDs by rail without waiting for full discharge of the vessel.
2. This recommendation has been accepted by the Board. Immediate necessary steps for implementation of this recommendation may be taken at your level.
3. It may also be strictly ensured that there is no delay in granting SMTP for the cargo meant for clearance in ICDs.