C upes not for reproduction sale unit 6

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(c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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UNIT 6: Administrative Practices and Procedures Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Incoming Passengers All the goods imported into India by air are subject to clearance by Customs authorities, except the goods within the limits of duty free allowance. For the purpose of Customs Clearance of arriving passengers, a two channel system has been adopted i.e. Green Channel for passengers not having any dutiable goods and Red Channel for passengers having dutiable goods. (a) Passengers must ensure to file correct declaration of their baggage. (b) Passengers walking through the green channel with dutiable/prohibited goods are liable to prosecution/penalty and confiscation of goods. (c) Green Channel passengers must deposit the Customs portion of the disembarkation Card to the custom official at the gate before leaving the terminal. Unaccompanied Baggage The passengers can also send their baggage through cargo, which is treated, as unaccompanied baggage. However, no free allowance is admissible in case of unaccompanied baggage and only used personal effects can be imported free of duty. (a) Provisions of Baggage Rules are also extended to unaccompanied baggage except where they have been specifically excluded. (b) The unaccompanied baggage should be in the possession abroad of the passenger and shall be dispatched within one month of his arrival in India or within such further period as the Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow. (c) The unaccompanied baggage may land in India up to two months before the arrival of the passenger or within such period, not exceeding one year as the Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner of Customs may allow, for reasons to be recorded, if he is satisfied that the passenger was prevented from arriving in India within the period of two months due to circumstances beyond his control, such as sudden illness of the passenger or a member of his family, or natural calamities or disturbed conditions or disruption of the transport or travel arrangements in the country or countries concerned on any (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management other reasons, which necessitated a change in the travel schedule of the passenger. (d) All the unaccompanied baggage is chargeable to customs duty @ 35% ad valorem + education cess @ 3%. Baggage of Deceased Person Used, bona fide personal and household effects belonging to a deceased person are allowed to be imported free of duty subject to the condition that a certificate from the concerned Indian Mission (Embassy/High Commission) is produced at the time of clearance regarding the ownership of the goods by the deceased person. Detained Baggage A passenger may request the Customs to detain his baggage either for re-export at the time of his departure from India or for clearance subsequently on payment of duty the detailed baggage would be examined and full details will be inventorised.
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