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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2795.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4074.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2017    2%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
01.01.2016 125%
01.07.2015 119%
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013   90%
01.01.2013   80%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.07.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%
01.04.2012 08.80%
01.04.2011 08.60%
01.04.2003 08.00%
01.04.2002 09.00%
01.04.2001 09.50%

Rates of Interest on GPF

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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Customs

1.  Seamless tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of iron, alloy or non-alloy steel - Anti-dumping duty on the import of Seamless tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of iron, alloy or non-alloy steel (other than cast iron and stainless steel), whether hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14” OD, falling under heading 7304, originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China and imported into India.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/47/2016-TRU; Dated 17.02.2017]
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2.  Expansion of 24x7 customs clearance and clarification of levy of MOT charges in CFSs attached to 24x7 ports.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/11/2003-Cus.IV; Dated 16.02.2017]
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3.  Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No. 09/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 2nd February, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 16.02.2017]
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4.  Tariff Value - Further amends the notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.) dated the 3rd August, 2001 [S.O. 748(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 467/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 15.02.2017]
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5.  The Central Board of Excise and Customs invests in the officers specified, the powers of the Customs Officer of the rank specified, in the jurisdiction specified in Notification No. 77/2014-Customs (N.T.), dated the 16th September, 2014 [G.S.R. 654 (E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 390/Review/36/2014-JC; Dated 09.02.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Periodicity of CAS-4 certificates.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 206/01/2017-CX.6; Dated 16.02.2017]
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2.  Union Budget 2017 - 18 - Further amends the notification No. 16/2010-Central Excise, dated the 27th February, 2010 [G.S.R. 118(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/7/2017-TRU; Dated 02.02.2017]
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3.  Union Budget 2017 - 18 - Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Central Excise, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 163(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/7/2017-TRU; Dated 02.02.2017]
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4.  Union Budget 2017 - 18 - Exempts all items of machinery, including instruments, apparatus and appliances, transmission equipment and auxiliary equipment (including those required for testing and quality control) and components, required for - (a) initial setting up of fuel cell based system for generation of power or for demonstration purposes; or (b) balance of systems operating on bio-gas or bio-methane or by-product hydrogen.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/7/2017-TRU; Dated 02.02.2017]
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5.  Union Budget 2017 - 18 - Further amends the notification No. 42/2008-Central Excise, dated the 1st July, 2008 [G.S.R. 492(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/7/2017-TRU; Dated 02.02.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Applicability of service tax on the services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India to the customs station in India w.r.t. goods intended for transhipment to any country outside India.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/42/2016-TRU; Dated 16.02.2017]
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2.  Mentioning of Minor Head Code for accounting of Refund.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/22/2012-Service Tax (Pt. II); Dated 02.02.2017]
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3.  Union Budget 2017 - 18 - Further amends the notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 334/7/2017-TRU; Dated 02.02.2017]
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4.  The Service Tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 354/149/2016-TRU; Dated 30.01.2017]
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5.  Further amends the notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20thJune, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 354/149/2016-TRU; Dated 30.01.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Empanelling the officers of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) for promotion to the grade of Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in pay scale of Rs. 37400 - 67000/- with grade pay of Rs. 10000/- for the vacancy year 2007-08 on notional/ actual basis w.e.f. the dates mentioned.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/20/2013-Ad.ll; Dated 17.02.2017]
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2.  Final List for Commendation Certificate.
[Service Matters: F.No. 296/25/2017-CX.9; Dated 15.02.2017]
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3.  Services of 3 IRS (C&CE) officers placed at the disposal of the Directorate of Enforcement on deputation basis, for a period of 03 (three) years.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/50/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 15.02.2017]
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4.  Extension of loan period of Shri Sanjay Bansal, IRS (C&CE: 1995) with Financial Intelligence upto 09.05.2017.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22012/06/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 14.02.2017]
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5.  Transfer and posting in the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22012/07/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 13.02.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

GST Council OKs law to make good revenue loss of states.

19-02-2017

Prospects Brighten For July 1 Rollout Of New Tax Regime

The prospects of a rollout of the Goods and Services Tax by July 1 brightened with the GST Council approving on Saturday , a draft law that seeks to compensate states fully in read more »

3 held for smuggling 7kg gold hidden in trousers and roller.

19-02-2017

Bars Concealed In Item Used For Making Jewels

Three passengers were arrested from the airport, in two separate cases, on Friday for smuggling in 7.2 kg gold, worth Rs 2.14 crore, by hiding it in hooks and supports of old trousers and a read more »

In a rare case, two women held at airport for hiding gold in rectums.

17-02-2017

Two women and a man were booked at Mumbai airport on Wednesday for allegedly trying to smuggle gold concealed inside their rectums. This is a rare case where women have been caught for trying to smuggle gold in this manner.

However, this is not read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Graft charges: HC dismisses pleas of two Excise officials.

02-11-2016

The High Court dismissed the petitions filed by two top officials of the Excise Department challenging the Criminal proceedings initiated against them on charges of corruption by the Lokayukta police.

Justice Anand Byrareddy dismissed the petitions filed read more »


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