Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations 2013 implementation thereof-reg

Information Type: Legislative Information
Subject: Excise and Customs Law
Statutes / Acts: Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations 2013
Circular No: 05/2014-Customs
File No: 520/13/2013- Cus.VI
Circular Date: 2014-02-27
Ministry: Ministry of Finance
Department: Central Board of Excise and Customs
Circular State: Central
Case Note / Description :

Attention is invited to Customs Baggage Declaration Regulation, 2013 notified vide Notification No 90/2013-Cus (N.T.) dated 29.08.2013 subsequently amended vide Notification No. 133/2013-Cus. (N.T.) dated 30.12.2013 and Notification No. 10/2014-Cus (N.T.) dated 10.02.2014. The Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations, 2013 will come into force with effect from 1.03.2014. Under the Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations 2013 all incoming international passengers will be required to declare the content of their baggage in the Indian Customs Declarations Form prescribed in the regulation. Therefore the declaration relating to Customs purposes by incoming passengers in arrival card notified by MHA hitherto done by passengers will be dispensed with. In other words, the incoming passengers will have to fill up the form notified under Customs Baggage Declaration Regulations 2013 independent of the form prescribed by the MHA.  Ministry of Home Affairs has decided that arrival (disembarkation) card of MHA would be given to foreign nationals only.

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