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CBIC again defers e-sealing on deposit, removal of goods from customs warehouses

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The department has deferred the implementation of mandatory electronic sealing for deposit and removal of goods from warehouses for the fourth time.

The requirement of of goods was to come into effect from January 1, 2019.

The department had in June last year decided that radio-frequency identification (RFID) sealing shall be required on transport of goods for deposit in a as well as removal therefrom.

Therefore, wherever the 'warehousing regulations' prescribe affixing of a 'one-time lock', the importer or owner of the goods shall use RFID anti-tamper one-time-locks.

The requirement for deposit in and removal of goods from customs bonded warehouses was originally to come into effect from August 15, 2018, which was then deferred to October 1, 2018. Its implementation was again postponed to November 1, 2018, and then further to January 1, 2019.

In a letter to commissioners/chief commissioners of customs, the and Customs (CBIC) said the implementation of the norms stands deferred.

"The board has decided to further defer the implementation" of electronic sealing for deposit in and removal of goods from customs bonded warehouses, the CBIC said.

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First Published: Wed, January 02 2019. 12:30 IST