Verification Procedure of Customs Out of Charge, Delivery Order,Container No, seal No & condition of seal by Customs, CFS & Port Terminal

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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. 32/2017

Sub: Procedure for Verification of Customs Out of Charge (OOC), Delivery Order (DO), “Container No, seal No & condition of seal” by Customs, CFS & Port Terminal, responsibilities; 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, Public Notice No 27/2017, dated 02.03.2017 and Public Notice No 29/2017, dated 08.03` .2017 and other Public Notices issued from time to time for smooth clearing of consignments and to reduce dwell time of import.

DPD Importer is using own transport arrangement:

2.1 Public Notice No 29/2017, dated 08.03.2017 provided the mode of verification of OOC and do as well as Container no & seal No, where DPD Importer is using own transport arrangement. It provided

3. Similarly, it is also clarified that in such cases, where DPD Importer is using own transport arrangement (“DPD Code” as “Stacking code”) for evacuation of DPD containers, it is the responsibility of concerned Port Terminal to ensure that Customs Out of Charge (OOC) has been obtained before the container leave the Port Terminals. Further, Customs officers posted inside the Terminal should also check & verify Customs Out of Charge (OOC) as already prescribed in Public Notice No 163/2016 dated 01.12.2016.

2.2 It is clarified that where DPD Importer is using own transport arrangement, responsibilities for verification of Customs Out of Charge (OOC), Delivery Order (DO), “Container No, seal No & condition of seal” by Customs, CFS & Port Terminal will be as under:

Verification Responsibility Place / stage of verification
Verification of OOC Terminal

Operator

Customs

Before release of container to
ImporterBy the Customs officers posted inside the Terminal Before the exit of container from Port Terminal.
Verification of Delivery Order Terminal

Operator

Before release of container to
Importer
Verification of Container No, seal No & condition of seal Customs By the Customs officers posted inside the Terminal Before the exit of container from Port Terminal.

DPD Importer is using the CFS logistics / CFS transport arrangement and container is routed through CFS DPD Area:

3.1 Public Notice No 27/2017, dated 02.03.2017 provided the mode of verification of OOC and do as well as Container no & seal No, where DPD Importer is using the CFS logistics / CFS transport arrangement. It provided:

4. Similarly, it is also clarified that in such cases, where CFS Logistics is being used (“CFS Code” as “Stacking code”) for evacuation of DPD containers, it is the responsibility of concerned CFS to ensure that Customs Out of Charge (OOC) has been obtained before the container leave the Port Terminals & enter the CFS. Officer at the gate of CFS will verify the compliance (OOC obtained before the container leave the Port Terminals & enter the CFS).

3.2 It is clarified that where DPD Importer is using the CFS logistics / CFS transport arrangement and container is routed through CFS DPD Area, responsibilities for verification of Customs Out of Charge (OOC), Delivery Order (DO), “Container No, seal No & condition of seal” by Customs, CFS & Port Terminal will be as under:

Verification Responsibility Place / stage of verification
Verification of OOC CFS

Customs

Before release of container to
ImporterAt the time of entry of container in CFS as well as at the time of exit from CFS DPD Area
Verification of Delivery Order CFS Before release of container to
Importer
Verification of Container No, seal No & condition of seal Customs At the time of entry of container in CFS as well as at the time of exit from CFS DPD Area

DPD Importer is using the CFS logistics / CFS transport arrangement and container is not routed through CFS DPD Area and delivered directly to DPD Importer premises:

4.1 It is observed that aforesaid Public Notice does not cover the mode of verification of OOC and do as well as Container no & seal No, where DPD Importer is using the CFS logistics / CFS transport arrangement and containers are delivered to DPD Importer without routing through DPD Area of concerned CFS.

4.2 It is clarified that where DPD Importer is using the CFS logistics / CFS transport arrangement and container is not routed through CFS DPD Area and delivered directly to DPD Importer premises, responsibilities for verification of Customs Out of Charge (OOC), Delivery Order (DO), “Container No, seal No & condition of seal” by Customs, CFS & Port Terminal will be as under:

Verification Responsibility Place / stage of verification
Verification of OOC CFS

Customs

Before release of container to
ImporterBy the Customs officers posted inside the Terminal Before the exit of container from Port Terminal.
Verification of Delivery Order CFS   Before release of container to
Importer
Verification of Container No, seal No & condition of seal Customs By the Customs officers posted inside the Terminal Before the exit of container from Port Terminal.

5. Details of instances, where aforesaid procedure is not followed should be intimated by all concerned 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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