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Import Commissionerate

 

AIR CARGO COMPLEX

 MUMBAI CUSTOMS ZONE – III

 

AS ON 31st March, 2012

 

 

PROFILE

      March-2012

 


  INDEX

 

S.N.

 

 

Description

 

Pages

 

1

 

History

3-4

 

2

 

Highlights

5-6

 

3

 

Staff Position

7

 

4

 

Trade Facilitation Measures

8-12

5

Dwell Time Report

13

 

6

 

Revenue Analysis

14

 

7

 

Revenue Profile

15-16

 

8

 

Volume of Imports in tonnage

17

 

9

 

Comparative Exchange Rate

18

 

10

 

Top  Ten Import Commodities and Revenue from Top Ten Importers

19-20

 

11

Performance in Key areas 

Adjudication, Refund, Audit CRA Objection,

ITC Bond, PD Bond, Test Bond, End Use Bond, Warehousing Bond,

Unmatched Transit Bond, Manifest(IGM) PCA and SIIB performance, Import of Gold, Details of confiscation and disposal of Gold

21-26

 

12

 

SAD Refund Cases Pendency

27

 

13

 

Pendency Status in  APSO

28

 

14

 

Arrears of Revenue

29-35

15

Pending Call Book Cases as on 31.01.2012

36-38

 

 

 

 

 1

 

                                 

                                                   HISTORY

The Custom House, Mumbai existed much before, 1878 when the Sea Customs Act, 1878 was enacted, which was subsequently replaced by the Customs Act, 1962. Initially, the jurisdiction of Custom House, Bombay extended over the port and city limits of Bombay as well as the area in the vicinity of Airport. The anti-smuggling activities in these areas were a part of functions of the Custom House including the clearance of passengers at the International Airport and Cargo at Air Cargo Complex.

 

During the later half of the sixties, there was a sudden spurt in the smuggling activities and to fight the ever increasing smuggling menace and to strengthen the Anti-smuggling machinery on the west coast, the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive) was set up in 1970 under a separate Collector of Customs (Preventive) by taking into its fold the Rummaging and Intelligence division of the Custom House and Marine and Preventive division of Central Excise, Bombay and the Gold Control.

 

The Customs activities at the International Airport and Air Cargo Complex continued to be with the Mumbai Custom House until 1983 when a separate Collectorate of Customs, Mumbai Airport was set up.  In view of the remarkable increase in air traffic with the introduction of wide bodied aircrafts and for effective control of day to day administration at the International Airport and Air Cargo Complex, this Collectorate was divided into Collectorate of Customs, International Airport and Collectorate of Customs, Air Cargo Complex in 1997.

 

In November 2002, the Collectorate of Customs, Air Cargo Complex was bifurcated into a Commissionerate of Customs for Imports and a Commissionerate of Customs for Exports under the jurisdiction of the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Customs Zone – II which comprised of the Seaport of Nhava Sheva and Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai.  With effect from 26th AUGUST 2007 the Commissionerate of Customs (Import) and the Commissionerate of Customs (Export), ACC were administratively re-aligned and taken out from the jurisdiction of Chief Commissioner of Customs, Zone – II and re-aligned with its sister Commissionerate at the International Airport and brought under the jurisdiction of the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone – III. 

 Mumbai Customs Zone– I comprises the Import, Export and General Commissionerates at New Custom House, Mumbai. Mumbai Customs Zone – II  comprises the Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House (Import and Export Commissionerates). Mumbai Customs Zone – III comprises Air Cargo Complex (Import and Export), Airport Commissionerate and Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive), Mumbai.

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2

                                                  HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

?   Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai is the largest Air Cargo Complex in India in terms of volume of cargo handled, value of cargo, documents filed and revenue collected.

?   A total of 2,04,127.17 metric tonnes of Import cargo was handled during the F.Y. 2010-11.  During financial year 2011-12 (up to March, 2012) total  metric 190895.46 tonnes were handled.

?   Two Custodians, namely Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) and National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL) are handling Imports & Exports at ACC.

?   Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai has a state of the Art Perishable Shed for Exports set up by APEDA.

?   Total 5,20,739 Bills of Entry were filed in 2010-11 at Air Cargo Complex.

?   Risk Management System (RMS) was introduced in December 2005 at ACC.

?   MIAL handles 37 Airlines while NACIL handles 13 Airlines taking the total number of Airlines handled at ACC to 50. MIAL handles 312 flights in a week while NACIL handles 214 flights weekly totaling 526 flights in a week. MIAL handles 37 freighter flights in a week while NACIL handles 12 freighter flights in a week.

?   The Demurrage free period for cargo at ACC has been reduced from 5 days to 72 hours by both the Custodians from October 2007. On the other hand, demurrage free period at Mumbai Port is seven days. As regards JN Port at Nhava Sheva, there are no fixed norms for demurrage free period as the Custodians comprise approximately 21 Container Freight Stations. The average demurrage free period at these CFSs works out to between 7 – 15 days.

 

?   The freight charges for a 20 foot container shipped by sea from Singapore to Mumbai are approx US $ 850 (INR 34,000/-) and that for a container shipped by sea from Shanghai to Mumbai amount to approx US $ 1250 (INR 50,000/-). In contrast the freight charge for       cargo airlifted from Singapore is approx SGD 1.7/kg (INR 40/kg) and that for cargo airlifted from Shanghai is approx. US $ 2.5/kg (INR 100/kg).

?   The Growth in number of documents during the last 7 years handled at ACC Mumbai is shown in  the following table –

 

S.No.

Financial Year

No. of BEs Filed

No. of SBs Filed

1.

2004-05

301037

364722

2.

2005-06

342772

413096

3.

2006-07

386027

441605

4.

2007-08

342772

430878

5.

2008-09

418911

507368

6.

2009-10

456562

431945

7.

2010-11

520739

561337

8.

2011-12

512961

483146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                  STAFF  POSITION

+ EXCESS, - VACANCY                               

S. N.

Designation

Strength

 

Sanctioned Strength

Working Strength

Vacancy/Excess

 

 
 

GROUP ‘A’

 

1

Commissioner

1

 

1

0

 

2

Addl./Joint Commissioner

4

3

-1

 

3

Deputy /Asstt. Commissioner

6

8

+2

 

4

Chief Accounts Officer

1

0

-1

 

5

Sr. PS

0

0

0

 

 

TOTAL

12

12

0

 

GROUP ‘B’

 

6

Superintendent (Preventive)

40

15

-25

 

7

Appraiser

17

32

+15

 

8

AO/ACAO

5

2

-3

 

9

P.S.

1

0

-1

 

10

Examiner

11

31

+20

 

11

Preventive Officer

45

12

-33

 

 

TOTAL

119

92

-27

 

GROUP ‘C’

 

12

Steno-I

1

0

-1

 

13

Steno-II

2

0

-2

 

14

Steno-III

2

1

-1

 

15

DOS

9

8

-1

 

16

Sr. TA.

18

5

-13

 

17

TA

35

18

-17

 

18

LDC

2

3

+1

 

19

Jr. Hindi Translator

1

0

-1

 

20

Cashier

1

0

-1

 

21

Driver Spl. Grade

0

0

0

 

22

Driver I

2

0

-2

 

23

Driver II

2

0

-2

 

24

Driver III

2

0

-2

 

 

TOTAL

77

35

-42

 

GROUP ‘D’

 

25

Head Havaldar

5

0

-5

 

26

Havaldar

9

0

-9

 

27

Sepoy

16

0

-16

 

28

Safaiwala

1

0

-1

 

 

TOTAL

31

0

-31

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

239

139

-100

 

                                                           

 

 

4432

 

 

                            TRADE FACILIATION MEASURES

 

 

?       Air Cargo Customs, Mumbai requires quick decisions and delivery systems to enable the Importers / Exporters to receive or export their goods in time.  This is unique because of the urgency of the importation or exportation.  Apart from this the demurrage charges of MIAL and NACIL are also higher in comparison to the Seaports. Therefore trade requires special facilities based on urgency of material imported or to be exported. In this background Trade facilitation measures play an important role at ACC illustrated as below.

 

?       Export of goods is allowed up to 10.00 PM.  Delivery of Imported goods can be taken upto 11.30 P.M. Goods of perishable nature are attended to round the clock.  Direct Delivery system is in place for certain categories of the goods and available round the clock.  Examination of export cargo is carried out upto 10.00 P.M and examination of import cargo is carried upto 8 P.M . It is ensured that goods registered for examination are attended to on the same day.

?       There are two Customs Public Relations Officers attending to different areas of work. One PRO from Appraising Cadre looks into all Trade related problems of assessment and examination of Export and Import Cargo and co-ordinates with all functionaries whenever required.  The other PRO functions in the unaccompanied baggage division and guides the passengers in baggage related matters. The posting of officers from different cadres as Public Relations Officers has proved very useful and effective in redressal of public grievances.  This is important because Air Cargo Customs is meant for speedy clearance of goods.

?       Trade Facilitation Committee meeting is held fortnightly by both Commissioners jointly. Representatives from all the stakeholders working at ACC, viz. MIAL, NACIL, Airlines, BMC (Octroi), State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Custom House Agents, members of trade & their senior office bearers attend the meetings.  All trade related matters are discussed at length under the chairmanship of the Commissioners.  In all such meetings, Commissioners decide the issues related with Customs either instantly or direct the concerned authorities to attend to the work on urgent basis.  The minutes of the meeting are recorded & uploaded on the website of Air Cargo Customs and action taken is discussed in every next meeting. This ensures the speedy redressal of grievances related to any organization at ACC.

?       To expedite the smooth clearance of import cargo early registration of goods has been insisted. For Import goods to be examined the deadline for registration is 6.30 PM. For Import goods by RMS, facilitated without assessment and examination the time-limit for registration is 7:00 PM. One appraiser/superintendent has been asked to stay back till all out of charge are signed. In this regard Facility Notice no 1/2010 has been issued.

?       Procedure has been set up for re-crediting of excess duty paid on account of two payments, one through e-payment and other through manual challan. In this regard Facility no 2/2010 has been issued.

?       The importers were facing difficulties in noting of manual bill of entry. A revised procedure has been set up in this regard the same has been conveyed in the Facility notice no 3/2010.

?       Trade was facing problems due to late receipt of test reports of textile articles from laboratories. Facility Notice No.6/2010   has been issued in this regard.

?       Importers were facing problems where importer’s copy of EDI Bill of Entry is lost / Misplaced. Facility Notice 07/2010 has been issued depicting procedure for issuance of duplicate Bill of Entry/Certificate.

?       Air Cargo Customs has launched its own official web site www.accmumbai.gov.in.  This web site is already very popular amongst the trade, CHAs and all the stakeholders associated with Customs clearing at ACC. This website provides comprehensive information about Customs procedures at ACC.  The website has registered around 2 lakh hits since 1.3.2003.

?       Air Cargo Customs has launched many “value added services” which are available on its website like providing status of Bills of Entry and Shipping Bills at all stages of clearance through daily e-mail to subscribers. At present there are approximately 200 subscribers, subscribing to our paid services in the website.  A Web Manager has been appointed to update the website on a continuous basis.

 

?       A separate Customs Laboratory has been set up at ACC with effect from 1999.  This would help expedite results of tests and reduce delays, which occurred earlier since samples were being

 

 

sent to Mumbai Custom House. Importers and Exporters are also free to have goods tested at other government approved private laboratories, if needed.

?       To expedite movement of cargo and to enable next day clearances, break bulk operations have been allowed round the clock with effect from October 2000. After offloading, the cargo is moved directly from aircraft to the import shed instead of via Airlines’ warehouses. Delivery timing for Import cargo has been increased to 11.00 P.M. from the earlier 8.00 P.M. Whenever there is heavy volume of cargo to be cleared delivery is allowed till 12.00 midnight.

?       In order to facilitate faster clearance and usher in an era of voluntary compliance in line with Kyoto Conventions, the ‘Accredited Clients’ Programme (ACP) has been launched at an all India level as part of the Risk Management System (RMS).

?       EDI center has been made operational round the clock. This ensures greater system stability, thus cutting down delays on account of system failures, timely submission of IGM’s and report generation at night, thus leaving the system resources free during the daytime (reducing response time for assessment and clearance).

?       Touch Screen Display Systems have been installed so that information about the status of various documents can be had by the trade immediately.

?       IGMs, CGMs, EGMs, Bills of Entry and Shipping Bills are filed online remotely through ICEGATE.

?       A ‘Help Desk’ is provided in EDI, which is working round the clock.  The Helpdesk provides assistance to all EDI Users in filing the Bills of Entry through ‘ICE GATE’ or in filing of IGMs online etc.

?       For the first time in India, export of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) through ACC to foreign going aircrafts under Advance Authorization Scheme has been started. In terms of Para 4.1.3 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004  -2009 announced on 01.04.2006, supply of stores on board of the foreign going vessel / aircraft was permitted under Advance Authorization Scheme benefit subject to the condition that such stores were specified in SION, ATF. Accordingly, S.O. No. 32/2006 dated 23.12.2006  covering  the aspects for  implementation of  the Policy has  been  issued. For  the  time

being such exports of ATF under Advance Authorization Scheme to foreign going aircrafts are allowed under Manual Shipping Bill.

?       Online processing of Shipping Bills through EDI system has been introduced for perishable cargo at ACC from 16.08.07. A Facility Notice No. 13/2007 dated 19.07.07 has been issued in this regard.

?       A webpage on the Customs intranet has been dedicated to display the status of Bs/E which have been successfully transmitted to the Customs Server via message exchange from the Bank. This page has been made available for viewing by the Banks officials at their Computer Terminals.

?       The facility of E-payment of Customs duty by Importers / CHAs electronically to the banks has been introduced with effect from 20.06.07 by State Bank of India and from 01.12.2007 by Canara bank. The other Customs duty collecting bank is expected to follow soon.

TRADE FACILIATION MONTH/FORTNIGHT

ACC, Mumbai observed January 2012 as ‘Trade Facilitation Month’.   Also with reference to the D.O. No. M (P&V)/Zonal/2011/670 dt. 02.01.2012 of Member (P&V), ACC organized a Trade Facilitation Fortnight from 19.01.2012 to 02.02.2012.  As a part of Trade Facilitation Fortnight, ACC Mumbai undertook specific Trade Facilitation drive and initiated the following steps.

 

(i)                 Various Bill Boards, Banners etc. displaying Trade Facilitation Month/Fortnight were put in prominent positions of ACC. 

(ii)               Standing Order No. 02/2012 and Facility Notice No. 03/2011-12 both dt. 13.01.2012 elaborating the various measures to be taken during the Trade Facilitation Month/Fortnight were issued.

(iii)             Public Notice No. 03/2011-12 was also issued informing the trade about the opening of Help Desk at main gate of ACC, Mumbai to facilitate the trade and passengers coming to clear their unaccompanied baggage.  Valuable Suggestions were sought from the members of trade/industry/ passengers coming to customs clearance.  Complaints/Suggestion Boxes was installed at main entrances of ACC building and at UB Centre for the suggestions/feedbacks from the trade.

(iv)             On 15.03.2012 Trade Facilitation Committee meeting with all the stake holders in ACC including trade members/associations were held to inform them about the Trade Facilitation Fortnight and the various programmes that are intended to be done during the Fortnight.

(v)               The timing for registration of export Shipping Bills was extended from 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm as a facilitation measure and was intimated to the trade by issuing Facility Notice No. 03/2012 dt. 13.01.2012.

(vi)             Various Training Programmes on various subjects were undertaken during the Trade Facilitation Fortnight  such as -

             

Date

Event

21.01.2012

Shri D.K. Vora, Supdt. (P) gave lecture on etiquettes and manners.

24.01.2012

Lectures were conducted on Role of Shed Officers and Board’s instructions regarding export examination, Chapter 3 of FTP, EPCG , Role of Shed Officers while examining goods exported under EPCG S/Bs.

25.01.2012

Lectures were conducted on Role of Shed Officers in detection of misclassification with reference to detection DRI alerts, Export Valuation Rules.

28.01.2012

Lecture was conducted on export examination with respect to Drawback classification, rates, role of batch officers.

30.01.2012

Lecture was conducted on role of shed officers and board’s instructions regarding import examination, assessment of imported goods, import valuation rules etc.

 

(vii)           There was long pending demand of trade to augment cold storage facility for import consignments of temperature sensitive cargo.  Addressing this need the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-III inaugurated Customs Bonded Cold Storage facility for import cargo at Marol Pipe Line Warehouse on 23.01.2012.  With the new facility, ACC Mumbai has now a holding capacity of 426 Tons for import cargo.

 


 

 

532

 

                                          DWELL TIME REPORT

                                                        For Import Cargo Clearance During F.Y. 2011 – 12

                                                                                                                                                  (Time taken in hours)

 

Month

Time taken for Submission of B/E to assessment of B/E

Time taken for Goods Registration to Out of Charge

 

Time taken by Customs

(1)

(2)

(1) + (2)

April

2011

21.73

19.64

41.37

May

2011

21.51

22.36

43.87

June

2011

38.64

19.68

58.32

July

2011

42.96

18.00

60.96

August

2011

54.68

21.08

75.76

Sept.

2011

41.05

22.32

63.37

October

2011

30.09

21.07

51.16

November

2011

30.16

21.19

51.35

December

2011

27.61

14.99

42.60

January

2012

25.04

18.99

44.03

February 2012

24.16

12.82

36.98

March

2012

23.50

11.85

35.35

 

 

 

 

6432

 

 

 


                                                  REVENUE ANALYSIS                                                                                                 

                                                                                           Revenue trend for the last seven years

                                                                                                                                        (Rs. in Crores)

Month

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

April

268.57

303.44

379.75

462.52

504.96

326.28

402.85

595.85

May

235.32

282.15

419.59

475.01

490.98

312.95

448.39

  563.66

June