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April 24, 2021

Expediting Customs Clearances for import consignments relating to COVID 19 pandemic

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in Corporate Law

Expediting Customs Clearances for import consignments relating to COVID 19 pandemic

In order to ensure that all covid related imported materials and equipment reach the intended beneficiaries within the shortest possible time , CBIC has given directions to all its field formations to clear these consignments on the highest priority.

Government of India I Ministry of Finance I Department of Revenue

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs

To

All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive),

All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central tax.

All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive).

All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs & Central tax.

All Principal Director Generals/Director Generals under CBIC.

Madam/ Sir,

Subject: Expediting Customs Clearances for import consignments relating to COVID 19 pandemic —reg.

Reference is invited to letter from Board dated 21.04.2021 wherein it was requested that import of equipments for setting up RT-PCR test labs, medical equipments etc should be cleared on top priority by the Customs (Copy enclosed).

Considering the scourge of COVID 19 and surge of cases in the Country, it is an imperative that import of critical raw materials, life -saving drugs etc reach the intended users/beneficiaries in time for effective fight against the pandemic. Hence. it is requested that all Customs formations may be sensitised of the urgency of this matter and may be directed to give high priority for Customs clearances of import of goods relating to COVID 19 pandemic. including oxygen related equipments etc.

Enclosed : As above

Yours faithfully.

(Ananth Rathakrishnan)/Deputy Secretary (Customs)

Email dircusnic.in Ph 01123095551

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