Infrared Thermometer can be Provisionally Cleared from Customs without Testing under Legal Metrology Act during Corona Lockdown till 7 May 2020

[Public Notice No. 66 /2020 dated 20.04.2020]


Subject: NOC for release of Infrared Thermometer due to spread of COVID-19 pandemic- Relaxation in procedure under Legal Metrology Act, 2009

Attention of the Importers, Trade, Customs Brokers and all the stake holder is invited to Clarification No.I-9/20/2020-W&M dated 07.04.2020 issued by Deputy Director, Legal Metrology, Min of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt of India on compliance of provisions of Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, as applicable to Infrared Thermometers (Electrical Thermometer) .

2). In view of said Clarification dated 07.04.2020,the importers may clear the consignment of Infrared Thermometer with the condition that they will comply with all the requirement of Legal Metrology Act and Rules made thereunder within three months of the clearance . Format of undertaking to be furnished on the letter head of the Importer are enclosed to this PN (Annex).

3). Importers availing this facility shall ensure that the undertaking furnished in lieu of bond is duly replaced with a proper bond before 07.05.2020. PRO Section shall keep record of such undertaking and ensure that the undertaking is duly replaced by proper Bond within stipulated time period i.e, 07.05.2020

4). All trade associations/members of Customs Brokers Association are requested to take note and publicize the contents of this Public Notice among their members/ constituents.

5). For the departmental officers, this may be treated as Standing Order.

6). Difficulty, if any, faced in implementation of this Public Notice may be brought to the notice of the Additional/ Joint Commissioner of Customs(PRO), Import, ACC, Mumbai.

F. No. S/3-MISC-PR0-13/2018-19/ ACC(I)

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