Verification of DFIA by Customs

The following Standing Order was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Export) Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House on 13th May 2011.

[Customs Standing Order No. 41 dated 13th May 2011]

Subject: Verification of Duty Free Import Authorization (DFIA)

Attention of all the officers concerned is invited to S.O No.56/2009 dt. 17.11.2009. where in procedure was prescribed for Verification of Duty Free Import Authorization (DFIA). Taking into account the changes brought in by the Board Circular No. 5/2010-Cus Dt. 16.03.2010. and Instruction dt 18.01.2011, the Procedure for Verification of DFIA is now amended as under :

1.   The DFIA Verification Cell will verify DFIA authorizations, wherever the Export Obligation Discharge Certificate issued by DGFT bears the requirement that the Custom department should carry out verification. The Department, of course, retains the right to carry out complete verification on a specific intelligence basis suggesting misuse

2.   Where DGFT does not write any thing in the EODC or does not require Custom Authorities to verify the EODC, then in that case the authorization holder need not approach the DFIA Verification Cell for verification of their Authorization. In such cases, the Authorization holder

(a)  where the export is completed and import is to be done should approach to licence section for registration of their Authorization.

(b)  where export and import both is completed, the Authorization holder should submit the EODC and other relevant documents to the DFIA Monitoring Cell for Cancellation of their Bond.

3.   Earlier standing orders and instructions are modified to that extent

4.   Difficulty, if any, faced in implementing this Standing Order may be brought to the notice of the undersigned immediately.

F. NO. S/6- Gen- DFIA(V) 02/2011