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    Regarding issue of Export Certificate to frequently travelling international passengers, Customs Circular No 2/2002, 08-01-2002

    Date: 08-01-2002
    Notification No: Customs Circular No 2/2002
    Issuing Authority: Indian Customs  
    Type: Circular
    File No:
    Subject: Regarding issue of Export Certificate to frequently travelling international passengers
    Regarding issue of Export Certificate to frequently travelling international passengers

    Circular No. 2 dated 8th January 2002

    Representations have been received from the various quarters to facilitate the business travellers, especially I.T. professionals, frequently travelling abroad, who commonly carry with them expensive equipments such as Note-book/ Laptop Computer(s), camcorder, digital camera, cellular phone, etc. In order to facilitate the issue of export certificate to such passengers, (Format of certificate is enclosed as Annexure �A�). Instructions were issued by the Board in 1996 to enable these passengers to obtain the certificate well in advance of departure, from any major Custom House, International Airport or Sea port (Board�s Circular No. 66/96 Cus VI dated 26.12.1996, issued vide F.No. 495/13/96-Cus VI enclosed as Annexure �B� refers). However, it appears that the international passengers are not aware of this facilitation measure. The undersigned is, therefore, directed to request you to issue a suitable public notice intimating the facility available along with name and designation of the officer(s) who could be approached to issue such certificate. It is also suggested that wide publicity may be given to all concerned including to local/ State level trade bodies/ association.

    2.      Kindly acknowledge receipt of the circular.


    Serial No. _________________________

    Place of Issue _____________________


    (To be used in the case of private personal property intended to be re-imported into India subsequently)

    PART � A

    I hereby declare that the article/ articles particulars of which are given below is/ are my personal private property and is/ are for my personal use not merchandise for sale. I further declare that draw back of duty is not being claimed of exportation.


    Signature of the Exporter/ Passenger

    N.B: To obtain exemption from import duty on re-importation, the article must remain in the ownership of the exporter, or of his family. It must be brought back to India within three years of the date of export. The person re-importing it must produce this certificate and get the same endorsed from the Customs, before every departure out of the Country.


    Exporter�s name and address (In block letters) __________________________________________ ___________________________

    Details of Passport: Passport No. ___________________________________

    Date/ Place of Issue ________________________________


    Description of articles

    Identification of particulars



    (Name of the product & Manufacturer name)

    Make/s Number, Model No. & year of manufacture)















    Date: _____________

    Signature of the Customs Officer: _________________________


    I/c Shift ACS:_______________________________



    Certified that the particulars of the articles noted have been verified and found correct. Articles shipped under my supervision by flight No. (as detailed below):

    {N.B.- In case the Export Certificate has been issued in advance, a copy of the certificate may be retained by the Customs officer at the departing airport for their record.}

    S. No.

    Date of journey

    Flight details

    Signature of Customs Officer (Customs Stamp)






















    Annexure � B

    Circular No. 66 dated 26th December 1996

    Authorising Central Excise and Customs Officer in ICD/ FPO and Cargo Complexes to issue Export Certificates for frequently travelling international passengers.

    With increasing trade interaction, many Business Executives are travelling abroad quite frequently. They carry expensive equipment�s like Camera, Camcorder, Cellular Phone, Note Book Computers etc. with them. At the time of departure, they have to take a Export Certificates with them to enable them to bring back the said goods without payment of duty on return. Normally, some of these goods are packed in the baggage of the passengers. It is, therefore, inconvenient for them to take out these articles packed in the baggage for presenting before the customs officer to obtain export permit. The number of such passengers is increasing and the frequency of their travel is also increasing and hence instances of such inconvenience are on increase.

    2.      Board have examined the issue and it is felt that there is a genuine need for issuing the Export Certificate before the departure of the passenger as a facilitation measure it is decided that such certificates may now be issued in advance in the Customs Houses, International Airports and Seaports. The Certificate shall remain valid for period of one year. The certificate should be serially numbered; stamped with the official seal of the issuing authority and should contain the details of:

    (a)       Name of the product,

    (b)       Manufacturers name

    (c)       Marks/ Number/ Mode, and

    (d)       Year of Manufacture.

    3.      All Commissioners may please issue suitable public notice intimating of the facility giving inter-alia, name and designation of the officer (s) competent to issue such certificate.

    4.      Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this Circular.



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