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CBIC : Fuel remnants from vessels imported for breaking, free from Chapter 27 policy conditions
April 20 2018
CBIC issues clarification with respect to classification of remnant fuel & oils brought on board in old ships / vessels for purpose of breaking; Notes that bills of entries related to ship breakin...View more
CBIC urges utilization of Settlement Commission window for early disputes settlement
April 19 2018
CBIC urges use of Settlement Commission scheme for early settlement of disputes; Notes that such scheme is not being availed / utilized by assessees due to lack of awareness resulting in blockage of h...View more

DGFT launches facility to check status of IEC application; Acceptance at ICEGATE mandatory
April 12 2018
DGFT launches facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) application, on noting that even after issuance of IEC, data transmitted by DGFT is not accepted by ICEGATE (Customs) due to tran...View more
DGFT's new system allows Advance / EPCG authorization-holders to raise query of pending EODC applications
April 05 2018
DGFT apprises about EODC monitoring system, which is designed for monitoring the progress of EODC applications of Advance & EPCG authorizations; While exporters can view status of their pending ap...View more

CBIC urges issuance of 'speaking' orders in re-assessment cases under Customs Act
April 05 2018
CBIC directs officers to issue speaking order in case of re-assessment u/s 17(5) of Customs Act, particularly where importer / exporter does not confirm his acceptance of re-assessment; States, import...View more
Rajasthan HC upholds "inter-State" nature of Crude oil supply; Rejects Revenue's local sale plea
April 05 2018
Rajasthan HC dismisses Revenue appeal challenging Single Judge Bench decision that supply of crude oil from State of Rajasthan to buyers nominated by Central Govt. and located at Gujarat, would amount...View more

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HC : Grants relief to Indian cricketer; Quashes adjudication order violating 'natural justice' principles 
April 17 2018
HC sets aside service tax order for violation of natural justice principles and dismissal of appeal on grounds of limitation, noting that assessee is an Indian cricketer and part of IPL franchise and ...View more
SC : Judges split over 'Coconut Oil' classification as "Hair Oil" vs. "Edible Oil"
April 14 2018
SC delivers split verdict on classification of ‘Coconut Oil’ packed in small sachets / containers, as “Coconut Oil” / "edible oil" under Chapter Heading 1513 or as “Hair ...View more

CBIC urges utilization of Settlement Commission window for early disputes settlement
April 19 2018
CBIC urges use of Settlement Commission scheme for early settlement of disputes; Notes that such scheme is not being availed / utilized by assessees due to lack of awareness resulting in blockage of h...View more
HC : 'Freight' cost for imported goods assessment cannot exceed 20% of FOB value 
April 19 2018
HC holds that Customs authorities cannot add more than 20% of FOB value as ‘freight charges’ to arrive at assessable value of imported goods, under Rule 10(2)(a) of Customs Valuation (Dete...View more

CESTAT : Upholds ADD on "wind operated electricity generator castings", where 'dumping' & 'injury' linkage established 
April 16 2018
CESTAT Larger Bench dismisses importer-assessee’s appeal challenging final finding of Designated Authority (DA) and Notification No. 42/2017-Cus (ADD) which imposed definitive Anti-Dumping Duty ...View more