What is Rule 10 of Customs Valuation (Imports) explained?

 

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What is Rule 10 of Customs Valuation (Imports) explained?

 


This post is one of the series of posts explaining in detail about Special Valuation Branch.  I have tried to include maximum information about Special Valuation Branch (SVB) in these articles in simple language. Hope, these articles suffice you to get complete information about  Special Valuation Branch of Indian Customs department.


As per Customs Valuation (Determination of Value of Import Goods) Rules, 2007, the rule 10 describes about valuation of imported goods to India as below:

 

10. Cost and services:

(1)In determining the transaction value, there shall be added to the price actually paid or payable for the imported goods, -

(a)   the following to the extent they are incurred by the buyer but are not included in the price actually paid or payable for the imported goods, namely:-


                (i)       commissions and brokerage, except buying commissions;


              (ii) the cost of containers which are treated as being one for customs purposes with the goods in
                    question;


               (iii)       the cost of packing whether for labor or materials;

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            (b)   The value, apportioned as appropriate, of the following goods and services where supplied directly or indirectly by the buyer free of charge or at reduced cost for use in connection with the production and sale for export of imported goods, to the extent that such value has not been included in the price actually paid or payable, namely:-


                 (i) materials, components, parts and similar items incorporated in the imported goods;


                       (ii)    tools, dies, molds and similar items used in the production of the Imported goods;


                       (iii)       materials consumed in the production of the imported goods;


       (iv) engineering, development, art work, design work, and plans and sketches undertaken elsewhere than in India and necessary for the production of the imported goods;

            (c)        royalties and license fees related to the imported goods that the buyer is required to pay, directly or indirectly, as a condition of the sale of the goods being valued, to the extent that such royalties and fees are not included in the price actually paid or payable;

 

            (d)   The value of any part of the proceeds of any subsequent resale, disposal or use of the imported goods that accrues, directly or indirectly, to the seller;

 

             (e)   all other payments actually made or to be made as a condition of sale of the imported goods, by the buyer to the seller, or by the buyer to a third party to satisfy an obligation of the seller to the extent that such payments are not included in the price actually paid or payable.


Explanation.- Where the royalty, license fee or any other payment for a process, whether patented or otherwise, is includible referred to in clauses (c) and (e), such charges shall be added to the price actually paid or payable for the imported goods, notwithstanding the fact that such goods may be subjected to the said process after importation of such goods.

 

       (2)   For the purposes of sub-section (1) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and these rules, the value of the imported goods shall be the value of such goods, for delivery at the time and place of importation and shall include -


               (a)       the cost of transport of the imported goods to the place of importation;


               (b) loading, unloading and handling charges associated with the delivery of the imported goods at the place of importation; and


               (c)       the cost of insurance :


                Provided that -


               (i) where the cost of transport referred to in clause (a) is not ascertainable, such cost shall be twenty per cent of the free on board value of the goods;


               (ii) the charges referred to in clause (b) shall be one per cent of the free on board value of the goods plus the cost of transport referred to in clause (a) plus the cost of insurance referred to in clause (c);


               (iii) where the cost referred to in clause (c) is not ascertainable, such cost shall be 1.125% of free on board value of the goods;


    Provided further that in the case of goods imported by air, where the cost referred to in clause (a) is ascertainable, such cost shall not exceed twenty per cent of free on board value of the goods:


      Provided also that where the free on board value of the goods is not ascertainable, the costs referred to in clause (a) shall be twenty per cent of the free on board value of the goods plus cost of insurance for clause (i) above and the cost referred to in clause (c) shall be 1.125% of the free on board value of the goods plus cost of transport for clause (iii).


     Provided also that in case of goods imported by sea stuffed in a container for clearance at an Inland Container Depot or Container Freight Station, the cost of freight incurred in the movement of container from the port of entry to the Inland Container Depot or Container Freight Station shall not be included in the cost of transport referred to in clause (a).


Explanation.- The cost of transport of the imported goods referred to in clause (a) includes  the ship demurrage charges on charted vessels, lighterage or barge charges.

 

(3)   Additions to the price actually paid or payable shall be made under this rule on the basis of objective and quantifiable data.

 

(4)        No addition shall be made to the price actually paid or payable in determining the value of the imported goods except as provided for in this rule.

 

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This post is one of the series of posts explaining in detail about  Special Valuation Branch.  I have tried to include maximum information about Special Valuation Branch (SVB) in these articles in simple language.  Hope, these articles suffice your needs to get complete information about  Special Valuation Branch of Indian Customs department.

 

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