Seized Ammunition, Explosives and Hazardous Goods can be Disposed by Customs

         This should clear the backlog of seized stocks lying in Customs godowns for long period. Stocks may be handed over to original importers or nominees or traders

         Domestic laws to apply only after goods enter the streams of domestic commerce

[Notification No. 98/2020- Customs (N.T.) dated 14 October 2020]

G.S.R. (E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (I A) of section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, (Department of Revenue) No. 31/86-Cus, dated the 5th February,1986, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part II, Section 3 Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 87( E), dated the 5th February, 1986, namely:-

(i) in the opening paragraph, after the word "perishable", words "or hazardous" shall be inserted;

(ii) in the Schedule, after item number 18 and the entry relating thereto, the following item numbers and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

"19. Ammunition;

20. Explosives and other combustible materials and articles made thereof;

21. Hazardous goods."

F. No. 394/02(77)/2020-Commr.(lnv.-Customs)