Instructions on Disposal of Packing Materials from CFSs

The following Public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Export) Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House on 11th May 2011.

[Customs Public Notice No. 78 dated 11th May 2011]

Sub: Procedure for disposal/removal of packing material, nylon/metal strips, wooden plastic pallets/material from CFSs.

Attention of the Members of Trade and Industry, including all persons responsible for receipt, storage, delivery, dispatch or otherwise handling of imported goods and export goods in any capacity in a Customs area is invited to the ‘Handling of Cargo in Customs Areas Regulations, 2009.

2.  An issue has been raised by some CFSs regarding the procedure for removal/disposal of unserviceable packing material, nylon/metal strips, wooden/plastic pallets, wooden packing materials etc., which are left behind by importers and exporters by CFS.

3   For streamlining and brining uniformity in functioning of all the CFSs, the following procedure has been devised for removals/disposals of such materials:

i.   In every case of removal of such type of cargo, the respective CFS will make an application to their AC/DC Docks (Exports) who in turn ascertain that the goods are unserviceable packing materials, nylon/metal strips, wooden/plastic pallets, wooden packing materials left by importers and exports.

ii.   The concerned AC/DC Docks (Exports) will give necessary permission to the CFS on case to case basis for the said removal subject to NOC from Competent Regulatory Authority viz. Pollution Control Board, Plant Quarantine Officials etc. wherever necessary.

iii.  On receipt of the permission of AC/DC Docks (Import), the gate PO will allow the goods after proper checks and verifications.

4.  Any difficulties faced in this regard may be brought to the notice of undersigned immediately.

F.No.S/5-GEN-74/09-10 CFS M. Cell