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Customs - Acts 1962, Chapter-VIII, Goods In Transit.


CHAPTER VIII - GOODS IN TRANSIT

  1. Chapter not to apply to baggage, postal articles and stores
  2. Transit of certain goods without payment of duty
  3. Transhipment of certain goods without payment of duty
  4. Liability of duty on goods transited under section 53 or transhipped under section 54
  5. Transport of certain classes of goods subject to prescribed conditions

CHAPTER VIII - GOODS IN TRANSIT

  1. Chapter not to apply to baggage, postal articles and stores. - The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to (a) baggage, (b) goods imported by post, and (c) stores.
  2. Transit of certain goods without payment of duty. - Subject to the provisions of section 11, any goods imported in a conveyance and mentioned in the import manifest or the import report, as the case may be, as for transit in the same conveyance to any place outside India or any customs station may be allowed to be so transited without payment of duty.
  3. Transhipment of certain goods without payment of duty. -
    1. Where any goods imported into a customs station are intended for transhipment, a bill of transhipment shall be presented to the proper officer in the prescribed form.

      Provided that where the goods are being transhipped under an international treaty or bilateral agreement between the Government of India and Government of a foreign country, a declaration for transhipment instead of a bill of transhipment shall be presented to the proper officer in the prescribed form .
    2. Subject to the provisions of section 11, where any goods imported into a customs station are mentioned in the import manifest or the import report, as the case may be, as for transhipment to any place outside India, such goods may be allowed to be so transhipped without payment of duty.
    3. Where any goods imported into a customs station are mentioned in the import manifest or the import report, as the case may be, as for transhipment -
      1. to any major port as defined in the Indian Ports Act, 1908 (15 of 1908), or the customs airport at Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi or Chennai or any other customs port or customs airport which the Board may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf, or
      2. to any other customs station and the proper officer is satisfied that the goods are bonafide intended for transhipment to such customs station,

        the proper officer may allow the goods to be transhipped, without payment of duty, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed for the due arrival of such goods at the customs station to which transhipment is allowed.
  4. Liability of duty on goods transited under section 53 or transhipped under section 54. - Where any goods are allowed to be transited under section 53 or transhipped under sub-section (3) of section 54 to any customs station, they shall, on their arrival at such station, be liable to duty and shall be entered in like manner as goods are entered on the first importation thereof and the provisions of this Act and any rules and regulations shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to such goods.
  5. Transport of certain classes of goods subject to prescribed conditions. - Imported goods may be transported without payment of duty from one land customs station to another, and any goods may be transported from one part of India to another part through any foreign territory, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed for the due arrival of such goods at the place of destination.

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