Delhi, Mumbai Customs to start faceless cargo assessment from Aug 3


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NEW DELHI: Delhi and Mumbai Customs will start faceless assessment of sure imported items starting Monday, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has mentioned.
On June 8, 2020, the CBIC had rolled out in Bengaluru and Chennai the primary part of “faceless assessment” scheme for imported items, because it ready for pan-India roll out by January 1, 2021.
“Board has determined to start the 2nd part of All India rollout of faceless assessment w.e.f. August 3, 2020, by together with Delhi and Mumbai Customs Zones and lengthening the scope of Faceless Assessment 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 part of faceless assessment at Bengaluru and Chennai and resolved few technical and administrative points that arose. The board additionally famous that faceless assessment ushered in a clean and sooner clearance course of with uniformity in assessment.
Imports of things beneath Chapter 84, 85 of the Customs Tariff Act had been lined beneath the faceless assessment scheme within the first part in Bengaluru and Chennai customs zones. In the second part, Delhi can even be included. Chapter 84 and 85 relates to sure machines and electrical gear.
In the second part, gadgets beneath Chapters 89 to 92 and 50 to 71 can even be lined and Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi customs will clear imported items based mostly on faceless assessment.
Chapters 89 to 92 relate to ship, boats, musical devices, clocks and watches, and photographic, cinematographic, medical or surgical devices and equipment; components 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 assessment of things lined beneath Chapter 29. This chapter relates to natural chemical compounds.
Faceless assessment allows an assessing officer, who’s bodily situated in a selected jurisdiction, to assess a Bill of Entry pertaining to imports made at a distinct Customs station, each time such a Bill of Entry has been assigned to him within the Customs automated system.
To guarantee speedy and uniform assessment, the CBIC has nominated Principal Commissioner or Commissioner Customs, together with in airports, to monitor the identical.



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