DGFT advises not to mis-declare the imported goods under ‘Others’ Category

Oct 22, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on October 22, 2019, has advised not to mis-declare the imported goods under ‘Other’ Category of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-I (Import Policy).

DGFT observed that many importers while filing Bill of Entry with the Customs Authorities are not doing due diligence in mentioning the correct HS codes at 8-digit level.

Therefore, DGFT advised members of the trade and industry to be careful while mentioning HS Codes in the Bill of Entry, in case of imports and Shipping Bills in case of exports, and indicate the specific HS codes of items at 8 digit where they exist, instead of using the ‘Others’ category in a loose and inaccurate manner.

Further, it is clarified that any willful mis-declaration of HS Codes will be duly dealt with under Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992.

[Trade Notice No. 37/2019-20]


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