Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing ), Amendment, Regulations, 2021

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
(CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRECT TAXES AND CUSTOMS)

Notification No. 85/2021-Customs (N.T.)

New Delhi, the 27th October, 2021

G.S.R…. (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 157 read with section 84 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Regulations, 2010, namely: –

  1. Short title and commencement. –
    (1) These regulations may be called the Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing), Amendment, Regulations, 2021.
    (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
  2. In the Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing) Regulations, 2010,
    (1) in regulation 10, –
    (i) sub-regulations (2), (5) and (8) shall be omitted;
    (ii) in sub regulation (9), the words “before the expiry of the ten years” shall be omitted;

(2) after regulation 10, the following regulations shall be inserted, namely: – “10A. Surrender of registration. – (1) An Authorised Courier may surrender the registration through an application in writing to the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs who has granted the registration, as the case may be.

(2) On receipt of the application under sub-regulation (1), the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, may revoke the registration if, –

(a) the Authorised Courier has paid all dues payable to the Central Government under the Act and the rules or regulations made thereunder; and (b) no proceedings are pending against the Authorised Courier under the Act or the rules or regulations made thereunder.

10B. Validity of registration. –

(1) A registration shall be valid unless and until revoked under these regulations.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub regulation (1), where an Authorised Courier is found to be inactive for a continuous period of one year, the registration shall be deemed to be invalid from the first day after expiry of the said period of one year. Explanation:.- For the purposes of this regulation the expression ‘inactive’ refers to an Authorised Courier who does not transact any business pertaining to Customs during a period of one year excluding the period for which the registration has been suspended under regulation 13 and the continuous period of one year shall be computed for the first time with effect from the date of coming into force of the Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing), Amendment, Regulations, 2021.
(3) Within a period of ninty days from the first day of deemed invalidation, the Authorised Courier may submit an application in Form K along with fee of fifteen thousand rupees, to the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs who has granted the registration, as the case may be, for renewal of the registration.
(4) Subject to regulation 10 and within one month of receipt of the application in Form K along with fee of fifteen thousand rupees, the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, may renew the registration after satisfying himself that the performance of the Authorised Courier has been satisfactory with reference to the absence of any complaints of misconduct including non-compliance of any of the obligations specified in regulation 12 and the applicant is otherwise eligible for grant of registration under regulation 10.”;

Note: – The principal notification No. 36/2010-Customs (N.T.), dated the 5th May, 2010 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 385(E), dated the 5th May, 2010 and was last amended vide notification No. 115/2020- Customs (N.T.), dated the 30th December 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 808(E), dated the 30th December 2020.

[F. No. 451/22/2020-Cus.V]

(Komila Punia)
Deputy Secretary

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