Direct Port Delivery for Import of Explosives Cargo Container for Indian Navy

The following Facility Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Import) Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House on 3rd February 2010.

[Customs Facility Notice No. 09 dated 3rd February 2010]

Subject: Clearance of Class-1 (Explosives) cargo container on priority basis.

Attention of all the concerned is invited to the practice followed at Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House, Nhava Sheva, for clearance/handling of containers of Class-1 explosives imported by the Indian Navy at the Port of JNPT, Uran, Navi Mumbai. 

2.   Regulations for the import/export, transportation and handling of explosives at the Port of JNPT, Uran, Navi Mumbai by the Indian Navy are prescribed in Gazette Notification by Ministry of Defence, Government of India, issued on 22.12.2008 and published in the Gazette of India on 03.01.2009 (copy enclosed).

3.   Instances have come to notice that on few occasions, there was a delay in obtaining clearance from the Customs in the port which resulted in holding of such highly sensitive containers for hours together, at the Port terminal.

4.   Therefore, it has been decided to extend the facility of ‘Direct Port Delivery’ for all imported Class-1 (Explosives) cargo, for Indian Navy, subject to compliance to the applicable Rules and Regulations.

5.   All the concerned organizations and Trade Associations are requested to bring the extents of this ‘Facility Notice’ to the knowledge of their members.

F.No.S/22-Gen-03/2010 AM(I)JNCH