Procedure for Inter-CFS Transfer of Export Goods where No LEO Given

The following Public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Export) Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House on 18th November 2009.

[Customs Public Notice No. 86 dated 18th November 2009]

Subject: Procedure for inter CFS transfer of export goods where LEO has not been given.

Trade and members of various Associations had represented that inter-CFS transfer of export goods where LEO has not been given may be allowed. The representations have been examined. The procedure was discussed and accepted in the Open House Meeting of the Chief Commissioners of Customs, Zone-I, II, & III with the representatives of the Trade and Industry Associations held on 22.10.2009.

2.   Accordingly, it has been decided that the following procedure shall be followed in the case of inter-CFS transfer of export goods where LEO has not been given:

(i)   The exporter / CHA shall submit a letter of request for transfer of export goods to another CFS to the AC/X incharge of the CFS where the goods are already carted, alongwith the reasons for transfer of the said export goods. The exporter / CHA shall also obtain prior approval of the AC/X of the receiving CFS and submit the prior approval so obtained alongwith the letter of request.

(ii)  The AC/X shall examine the request subject to usual checks and scrutiny. On being satisfied as regards the genuineness of the request, the AC/X shall permit inter-CFS transfer of the said export goods.

(iii) The package / consignment shall be identified by the custodian of the transferring CFS before loading of the said package / consignment for transport.

(iv) Loading/Unloading shall take place under customs supervision and the movement from one CFS to another CFS shall be under Customs escort on payment of MOT charges.

(v)  The request for inter-CFS transfer of export goods shall be made at least 48 hours prior to the cut-off time by the respective shipping lines so that sufficient time is available to customs officers for examination.

3.   As regards inter-CFS transfer of cargo where LEO is already given, the present procedure of transfer under Customs escort on payment of MOT charges shall continue.

4.   The above guidelines come into force with immediate effect.

F.No:S/12-Gen-42 /2008 AM(X)