August 16, 2020

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Delhi, Mumbai Customs to begin faceless cargo evaluation from Aug 3

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NEW DELHI: Delhi and Mumbai Customs will start faceless evaluation of sure imported items starting Monday, the Central Board of Oblique Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has mentioned.
On June 8, 2020, the CBIC had rolled out in Bengaluru and Chennai the primary section of “faceless evaluation” scheme for imported items, because it ready for pan-India roll out by January 1, 2021.
“Board has determined to start the 2nd section of All India rollout of faceless evaluation w.e.f. August 3, 2020, by together with Delhi and Mumbai Customs Zones and lengthening the scope of Faceless Evaluation at Chennai and Bangalore Customs Zones,” the CBIC mentioned in a letter to Principal Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Tax.
The CBIC mentioned it has reviewed the primary section of faceless evaluation at Bengaluru and Chennai and resolved few technical and administrative points that arose. The board additionally famous that faceless evaluation ushered in a clean and quicker clearance course of with uniformity in evaluation.
Imports of things beneath Chapter 84, 85 of the Customs Tariff Act had been coated beneath the faceless evaluation scheme within the first section in Bengaluru and Chennai customs zones. Within the second section, Delhi can even be included. Chapter 84 and 85 pertains to sure machines and electrical tools.
Within the second section, gadgets beneath Chapters 89 to 92 and 50 to 71 can even be coated and Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi customs will clear imported items primarily based on faceless evaluation.
Chapters 89 to 92 relate to ship, boats, musical devices, clocks and watches, and photographic, cinematographic, medical or surgical devices and equipment; elements and equipment thereof.
Chapter 50-71 embody textile gadgets, carpet, footwear, headgear, umbrella, ceramic merchandise, glass gadgets and pearls, valuable or semi valuable stones, imitation jewelry, amongst others.
Mumbai Customs would undertake faceless evaluation of things coated beneath Chapter 29. This chapter pertains to natural chemical substances.
Faceless evaluation allows an assessing officer, who’s bodily situated in a selected jurisdiction, to evaluate a Invoice of Entry pertaining to imports made at a unique Customs station, every time such a Invoice of Entry has been assigned to him within the Customs automated system.
To make sure speedy and uniform evaluation, the CBIC has nominated Principal Commissioner or Commissioner Customs, together with in airports, to observe the identical.