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  • Grant of Financial Assistance for preventive and welfare measures against COVID-19 from DGHRD.click here
  • Letter conveying the sanction of second tranch of funds for preventive and welfare measures against Covid-19 in CBIC.click here
  • Notification issued to notify persons to whom provisions of sub-section (6B) or sub-section (6C) of section 25 of CGST Act will not apply.click here
  • Draft Civil List-2021 of IRS (C&IT) Officers as on 01.01.2021.click here
  • WCO online accreditation workshop for Technical and Operational Advisors on Free Zone.click here || Annex. 1 || Annex. 2 || Annex. 3
  • Online Training on "Gender Sensitization" for officers of CBIC on 8th March, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM -reg.click here
  • Departmental Hindi E magazine - आचमनclick here
  • Directorate General of Systems will be conducting virtual meeting for "Pre RFP industry consultation to provide SDWAN solution at CBIC locations" on 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:30 hours. Interested Service Providers are requested to participate. For meeting link, please contact wanrfp.cbic@icegate.gov.in
  • The address and contact details of the Customs Authority for Advance Rulings (CAAR), Delhi and Customs Authority for Advance Rulings (CAAR), Mumbai click here
  • Online training on “Preventive Detention (COFEPOSA)” on 15th February, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM -reg. click here
  • Prospective Training Report for the month February, 2021-reg. click here
  • ATTN Importers/Exporters : Budget related changes have been incorporated in the Custom EDI System. Bill of Entry filing services has been resumed
  • Order dated 22.01.2020 in WP 112826/2019 filed by UoI ( CGST Bangalore) Vs. Contempt 65/2018 & Order (Shrinivas, Part Time Casual Worker) Instructions-Reg. click here
  • Strict compliance to Limitation while filing Appeals/Petitions before Courts/ Tribunal -reg. click here
  • Vacancy Circular calling for nomination of willing officers at the level of Inspectors and superintendents to work in International Customs Division of Customs Wing,CBIC-reg. click here | Addendum. click here
  • Notification issued on Departmental Examination for promotion of Tax Assistants to the grade of Executive Assistants of Central Taxes and Customs to be held in the month of March, 2021. It also contains the Schedule, Syllabus and Instructions for Examination along with the format (in Annexure II) for requesting for Question Papers. The Notification can be viewed through this link. click here
  • Five posters of Welfare Schemes being implemented from the Customs & Central Excise Welfare Fund. click here
  • Constitution of regular panel of Senior/Junior Standing Counsels for handling cases of Indirect taxation of CBIC before the Hon'ble High Courts and other fora; Renewal/Fresh appointment of Counsels -reg. click here
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Are There any Prohibited Goods


Q.  What types of goods cannot be sent as gift or commercial samples through courier?

A. All types of goods which are banned for import under the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 are banned for import into India even as gifts or as commercial samples. The example of such goods are wild animals, wild birds or parts of wild animals and birds, narcotic drugs like opium,  marijuana, ivory, arms  like revolvers or pistols or other hand guns and ammunitions

Q.  How to send magazines/books containing map of India?

A. It is not possible for ordinary sender to know whether the magazines or books containing the map correctly shows the boundary of India or not. It is, therefore, safe to stamp or write across the map(s) that this map may not show the correct boundary of India.

Q.  Can a person send jewellery to any manufacturer in India as sample?

A. Gold jewellery or studded jewellery including samples thereof is not allowed to be imported by or sent to ordinary persons in India through courier route. However, the units in export processing zones or Export Oriented Units are allowed to import gems and jewellery, including samples thereof, through an authorised courier. However, the jewellery and its samples can be exported by all units through the courier.