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Govt eases export, import process; lays out ‘Turant Customs’ plan for faster clearance

Govt eases export, import process; lays out ‘Turant Customs’ plan for faster clearance

Govt eases export, import process; lays out ‘Turant Customs’ plan for faster clearance
By: Samrat Sharma | Published: July 7, 2020 5:57 PM
The government has introduced a contactless process in customs, which would enhance the in-house testing capability of the customs.
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The government has unveiled new and modern testing equipment inducted into the Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL), aimed at making imports and exports clearances faster.
In an effort to smoothen the process of imports and exports in India, the government has introduced a contactless process, which would enhance the in-house testing capability of the customs. M Ajit Kumar, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) unveiled new and modern testing equipment inducted into the Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL), aimed at making imports and exports clearances faster, said a statement by the Ministry of Finance. Under the CBIC’s flagship programme — Turant Customs — the government has equipped the testing facilities of the CRCL with state-of-art equipment, costing about Rs 80 crores.

With the new upgradation, the exporters can self manage changes in their bank account and AD Code through ICEGATE as well as register on ICEGATE without having to approach a Customs officer. The facility of an automated debit of bonds for importers has also been announced today. It has also been decided that the balance in the bond would be indicated in the import document, which would help importers in planning their imports.

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