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CONCOR ICD at Balli,Quepem, continues to await customs certification

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Since two years after it has inaugerated Balli ICD awaits customs nod for Exim operation.The Container Corporation of India Limited continues to wait for customs certification to handle import export operations.According to stakeholders most expoters using the road route to JNPT,Mumbai to ship goods due to the lack of an unauthorised facility.

CONCOR officials said the customs department had conducted an inspection mid-2020 as part of the process to declare the ICD facility as an authorised centre for unloading imported goods and the loading of export cargo.

“What is required is declaration of ICD by customs under Section 7AA of Customs Act 1962, after that, further approvals are required to allow customs clearances,” said a CONCOR official. “The customs department conducted an inspection and submitted the report to CBIC and from there the notification is expected to come.”

Section 7AA of the Customs Act deals with the notification of inland container depots and air freight stations as recognised facilities for import and export of cargo.

At present, CONCOR handles domestic cargo movement of pig iron and food grains. To assist importers and exporters, CONCOR has offered direct port entry and direct port delivery services with a direct link to JNPT port.

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