Importer availing DPD Facility to shipping lines.- Advance Intimation -72 Hour

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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (NS-IV),
MUMBAI ZONE-II, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE,
NHAVA SHEVA, TALUKA: URAN, DISTRICT: RAIGAD,
MAHARASHTRA-400707.

F. No. S/22-Gen-38/2015- 16/AM(X)/(Part-I)

Date: 15.03.2017

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 33/2017

Sub: Procedure for submitting “advance intimation” of at least 72 hours from importer availing DPD Facility to shipping lines. reg.

Attention of the Importers, Exporters, General Trade, Port Terminal Operator, Shipping Lines / Shipping Agents, CFSs coming under the jurisdiction of JNCH, Nhava Sheva and all other stakeholders is invited to various other decisions communicated through Public Notices [Public Notice No 161/2016, dated 28.11.2016 (DPD facility to 467 importers), Public Notice No 180/2016, dated 19.12.2016 (DPD facility to another 214 bid importers), Public Notice No 160/2016, dated 29.11.2016 (creation of dedicated “DPD/RMS Facilitation Centre at JNCH), Public Notice No 08/2017, dated 16.01.2017 (Certain clarifications about DPD facility ), Public Notice No 09/2017, dated 16.01.2017, Public Notice No 16/2017, dated 09.02.2017 and other Public Notices issued from time to time for smooth clearing of consignments and to reduce dwell time of import.

2. Public Notice No 16/2017, dated 09.02.2017 among other things also prescribed the procedure for submitting “advance intimation” of at least 72 hours by importer availing DPD Facility to shipping lines as under:

Procedure for submitting “advance intimation” of at least 72 hours from importer availing DPD Facility to shipping lines.

i. Advance intimation is required to be submitted by importer through their official email id to shipping line at least 72 hours in advance informing the details such as Bill of Lading Number, Details of consignment, DPD Client Code” allotted by Terminal Operator & Preferred CFS and its Code;(will be known as “stacking Code”). In the aforesaid intimation, DPD importer may authorize “Customs Broker” to complete other procedural formalities on his behalf else Importer would be responsible for completing such formalities.

ii. Copy of said advance intimation should be sent to Customs, concerned CFS / Transporter & Terminal Operator.

iii. JNPT is already preparing to logistic solution in the form of “engaging 5- 7 major transporters” who will provide transport services to DPD Clients in efficient manner and evacuation of containers from Terminal will take place on best pick up basis. DPD Importers can avail the aforesaid logistic solution as and when available. Whenever such logistic solution is available, DPD Importer will have option to avail the services of any of the aforesaid Transporters and indicate the code of such Transporter as “stacking code”.

iv. DPD Importers have the alternative option to submit “Original copy of Bill of Lading”, duly endorsed to shipping line 72 hour in advance and indicate “stacking Code”. They can obtain advance e-do by submitting “Original copy of Bill of Lading” in advance.

3. There has been requests / representations from DPD Importers, BCHAA, other members from trade & industries to allow also allow “Authorised Customs Broker” to submit aforesaid intimation in addition to Importer.

4. Issue was discussed with CSLA, DPD Importers, BCHAA & other members from trade & industries. It has been decided that 72 Hours advance intimation may be submitted by “Authorised Customs Broker” provided:

i. Duly scanned copy (colour) of “Authorisation by “DPD Importer” in favour of Customs Broker is attached. This Authorisation should contain “Customs Brokers full name & Address, CHA / CB No, Email address of Importer and email address of Customs Broker along with other requisite details as prescribed vide aforesaid Public Notice No 16/2017, dated 09.02.2017.

ii. The email address as indicated in aforesaid “Authorisation letter” is used by Customs Broker in sending aforesaid Advance Intimation.

iii. Scanned Copy of DPD Permission given by Customs should also be attached.

iv. Copy of said advance intimation should also be sent to DPD Importer (email address as indicated in Authorisation) in addition to Customs, concerned CFS / Transporter & Terminal Operator.

5. It has been reported by CSLA that there are instances where for the same Container, multiple requests is made by DPD Importer / Customs Brokers. To avoid any such instance, it is being requested / advised that there should not be any instance where for the same Container, multiple contradictory requests are made by DPD Importer / Customs Brokers. If any such case reported by shipping line is found to be correct, DPD Importer may loose DPD Facility beside any other action against CB or Importer under law. Details of such instances may be intimated by shipping lines to Deputy / Assistant Commissioner in charge of DPD Cell, NS-III through email on daily basis (email address: jnch@gov.in)

6. This, issues with approval of the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, JNCH. Action to be taken in terms of decisions taken in this Public Notice should be considered as standing order for the purpose of officers and staff.

Sd/-

(SUBHASH AGRAWAL)
Commissioner of Customs (NS-IV).

To:

1. The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, JNCH for information.

2. The Pr. Commissioner of Customs, NS-1, JNCH

3. The Commissioner of Customs, NS-G/ NS-II / NS-III/ NS-IV / NS-V, JNCH

4. All Additional / Joint Commissioner of Customs, JNCH

5. All Deputy / Assistant Commissioner of Customs, JNCH

6. All Sections / Groups of NS-G, NS-I, NS-II / NS-III/ NS-IV / NS-V, JNCH

7. The Chairman, JNPT / CEO GTI / CEO NSICT & NSIGT, CSLA/ CFSAI / BCHAA

8. AC/DC, EDI for uploading on JNCH website immediately.

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