Amendment and Conversion of Shipping Bills in India - extract of notification 36/2010

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Amendment and Conversion of Shipping Bills in India - extract of notification 36/2010 

The under given circular number 36/2010 clarifies following questions:

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Please read below the extract of notification:

CIRCULAR NO. 36/2010-CUSTOMS

F.No.609/121/2009-DBK
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Custom
*****
New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2010
To

Conversion of free shipping bills to export promotion scheme shipping bills and conversion of shipping bills from one scheme to another – reg.

I am directed to invite attention to the Board’s circular No.4/2004-Cus dated 16.01.2004 which debars conversion of free shipping bills to Advance License/DFRC/DEPB shipping bills and allows conversion of shipping bills from one export promotion scheme to another only where the benefit of an export promotion scheme claimed by the exporter has been denied by the DGFT/MoC&I or Customs due to any dispute.

 



2. It has been represented to the Board that the norms for allowing conversion of shipping bills may be relaxed and the Commissioners should be allowed to consider requests for conversion of shipping bills from free to export promotion scheme and from one export promotion scheme to another on a case to case basis depending on the merits of the case. It has also come to notice of the Board that the Tribunals in a series of judgments have held that amendment to shipping bill after export of goods is governed by the proviso to section 149 of the Customs Act, 1962 and if the requirements of the said proviso are satisfied, conversion of shipping bill should be allowed. The conversion of the shipping bill from one scheme to another cannot be linked with denial of benefit of one scheme by DGFT/MoC&I or Customs due to some dispute as no such condition for amendment of shipping bill has been provided in section 149 of Customs Act, 1962.

3. The issue has been re-examined in light of the above. It is clarified that Commissioner of Customs may allow conversion of shipping bills from schemes involving more rigorous examination to schemes involving less rigorous examination (for example, from Advance Authorization/DFIA scheme to Drawback/DEPB scheme) or within the schemes involving same level of examination (for example from Drawback scheme to DEPB scheme or vice versa) irrespective of whether the benefit of an export promotion scheme claimed by the exporter was denied to him by DGFT/DOC or Customs due to any dispute or not. The conversion may be permitted in accordance with the provisions of section 149 of the Customs Act, 1962 on a case to case basis on merits provided the Commissioner of Customs is satisfied, on the basis of documentary evidence which was in existence at the time the goods were exported, that the goods were eligible for the export promotion scheme to which conversion has been requested. Conversion of shipping bills shall also be subject to conditions as may be specified by the DGFT/MOC. The conversion may be allowed subject to the following further conditions:

a) The request for conversion is made by the exporter within three months from the date of the Let Export Order (LEO).

b) On the basis of available export documents etc., the fact of use of inputs is satisfactorily proved in the resultant export product.

c) The examination report and other endorsements made on the shipping bill/export documents prove the fact of export and the export product is clearly covered under relevant SION and or DEPB/Drawback Schedule as the case may be.

d) On the basis of S/Bill/export documents, the exporter has fulfilled all conditions of the export promotion scheme to which he is seeking conversion.

e) The exporter has not availed benefit of the export promotion scheme under which the goods were exported and no fraud/ misdeclaration /manipulation has been noticed or investigation initiated against him in respect of such exports.

4. Free shipping bills (shipping bills not filed under any export promotion scheme) are subject to ‘nil’ examination norms. Conversion of free shipping bills into EP scheme shipping bills (advance authorization, DFIA, DEPB, reward schemes etc.) should not be allowed. However, the Commissioner may allow All Industry Rate of duty drawback on goods exported under free shipping bill, without conversion of such free shipping bill to Drawback Scheme shipping bill, in terms of the proviso to rule 12(1) (a) of the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Drawback Rules, 1995.

 



5. Due care may be taken while allowing conversion to ensure that the exporter does not take benefit of both the schemes i.e. the scheme to which conversion is sought and the scheme from which conversion is sought. Whenever conversion of a shipping bill is allowed, the same should be informed to DGFT so that they may also ensure that the exporter does not take benefit of both the schemes.

6. This circular supersedes the Board circular No.4/2004-Cus dated 16.01.2004 and the earlier circulars issued in the past on this issue. This circular shall be applicable only to shipping bills filed on or after the date of issuance of this circular. Till such time as EDI system is modified to allow conversion of shipping bill in the EDI system, conversion may be allowed manually.


7. A suitable Public Notice for information of the Trade and Standing Order for guidance of the staff may be issued. Difficulties faced, if any in implementation of the directions may be brought to the notice of the Board.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of this Circular.



(Pramod Kumar)
Technical Officer (DBK)

 

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Comments


R.Sambath: Dear Sir I want amendment letter format for export shipping bill change of customs tariff heading number. mango pulp-080, concentrate/puree-20. Regards R.Sambath 9942332025

Ashok Jain : By mistake I send the Invoice for customs clearance to CHA at Mumbai with Invoice No. XXX and the same has marked on the Shipping Bill and got custom cleared. Later I found that I have already raised an Invoice with same numbered (XXX) earlier and that too has been cleared at Delhi Airport.Thus Two different Invoices ( for different customer and for different destinations) have been raised by mistake. Also the Two Shipping Bills bearing same Invoice number has been raised. So I want to get one shipping bill amended for correction of Invoice No. as (XXX+1) which I have send to Mumbai as No. XXX+ 1 Please guide me if it is possible.

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