On Monday, the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC) has released a notification which gave the power to the Customs Officers to amend any document to conduct a faceless assessment of Bills of Entry, before granting of an order for clearance of goods or before grant of the order permitting removal.
The CBIC is amending its earlier Notification No.50/2020-Customs (N.T.) dated the 5th of June, 2020 that empowered Customs officers as ‘proper officers’ to conduct a faceless or remote assessment of Bills of Entry filed under Section 46 of the Customs Act, 1962 (“the Customs Act”) for import in another Customs station.
In CBIC new Notification No. 96/2020- Customs (N.T.) dated October 12, 2020, it has inserted clause (b) against Serial No. 1, in the Notification No.50/2020-Customs (N.T.), “Section 149 (before grant of an order for clearance of goods under section 47 or section 68 of the Customs Act, 1962 or before grant of the order permitting removal under Section 60 of the Customs Act, 1962, as the case may be).”
This notification will be published in the Official Gazette and will come into force on 12 October 2020.
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