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Intel inputs behind physical inspection of Chinese goods at customs: Report

The move has resulted in a retaliatory action by China with Indian exporters complaining of shipments being held up in Hong Kong

exports, imports, trade, RCEP

India has time and again raised concerns over widening trade deficit with China which stood at about $47 billion during April-February 2019-20

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Amid heightened border tensions with China, Indian customs officials have started physical inspection of all consignments coming from the neighbouring country based on intelligence inputs.
Although there is no formal order, but Indian customs authority is inspecting consignments originating from China that arrive at any airport or port, government sources with direct knowledge of the development said.
Authorities are checking documents, goods and valuation, they said.
"No orders, verbal or written, have been issued to any port by customs or by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to bar or not to accept containers from China. If in some cases,

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First Published: Jun 25 2020 | 8:59 PM IST

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