24/7 customs clearance facility begins in Indian airports

Exporters hail move by India's Ministry of Finance.


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In order to facilitate the exporting community, beginning 1st July, 2013, customs clearance of all export goods will take place on 24/7 basis from four major Air Cargo Complexes/Airports i.e., Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

Thus, all exports including those made under export incentives scheme as well as duty drawback scheme will now be able to be move out of the country on 24/7 basis, the exporters have welcomed the decision of Ministry of Finance.

The expansion of the 24/7 facility at the four major Air Cargo Complexes/Airports follows closely on the heels of similar customs clearance facility for exports made under Free Shipping Bills i.e. without claiming export incentives with effect from 1 June, 2013 from all thirteen (13) EDI connected Air Cargo Complexes/Airports in the country.