Circular No. 60/2001-CUS.
1st November, 2001
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)
Central Board of Excise & Customs
Permission for factory stuffing-reg.
I am directed to refer to Board's instructions issued vide telex/letter F.No.434/47/95-Cus.IV, dated 9.10.95 and Circular No. 90/98-Cus. dated 8/12/98 regarding factory stuffing of containers with export cargo. The said instructions provide detailed guidelines for factory stuffing of container. It has been brought to the notice of the Board by the trade that exporters are required to obtain permission for factory stuffing from Customs every six months. It has been suggested that the Customs should do away with the practice of six monthly permission for factory stuffing and this should be made one time permission.
2. The matter has been examined by the Board. It has been decided to discontinue the practice of renewal of permission for factory stuffing every six months. The permission for factory stuffing shall be granted on one time basis and exporters shall not be required to come to Customs every six months for renewal of the same. However, in case something adverse is noticed against the exporter, the Customs may withdraw the permission.
3. These instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned by way of issuance of suitable Public Notice/ Standing Order.
4. Difficulties, if any, in implementation of these instructions, may be brought to the notice of the Board. Kindly acknowledge receipt of this Circular.