TIOL- DDT 252
01 12 2005
DAILY DOSE OF TAXATION
with Vijay Kumar
It’s not celebration but a reminder that so much is yet to be done! Thank you netizens for your support.
EPCG – 25% bank guarantee for custodians
Board has decided that service providers in the port handling sector who are appointed as Custodians by the jurisdictional Customs/Central Excise authorities shall be eligible for 25% Bank Guarantee for importing capital goods under EPCG Scheme. Circular No.58/2004-Cus. dated 21.10.2004 stands modified to this effect.
CIRCULAR NO. 49/2005-Cus, Dated : November 29, 2005
Anti-dumping duty on Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR),
The Anti-dumping duty on Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), originating in, or exported from European Union (except Germany), Brazil and Mexico was imposed by Notification No. 53/2005-Customs dated the 7th June, 2005 and was to be valid till 6th day of December, 2005. Now this provisional duty is confirmed and Notification No. 53/2005 is superseded.
NOTIFICATION NO. 100/2005-Cus., Dated: November 29, 2005
Standard Input Output Norms (SION) changes
The DGFT has brought in several changes in the Standard Input Output Norms (SION)
PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 70 (RE:2005)/2004-2009, Dated: November 29, 2005
Import of marble – DGFT clarifies
As per DGFT Circular No. 24/2004-09 dated 30.8.2005,
“Eligibility- Entitlement would be restricted to those applicants who have set up manufacturing / processing units in the country and have made imports of these items in the preceding years when these items were under SIL list.”
Now the DGFT clarifies that
“manufacturing / processing units should have been set up during the years when marble was under SIL List or before. Hence documentary evidence showing establishment of manufacturing / processing units during that period should be produced”.
Similarly the circular prescribed that
The total import of rough marble blocks under Exim Code Nos.25151100, 25151210, 25151220, will be subject to a ceiling of 1.30 lakh MT per licensing year. The entitlement of individual firm will be worked out on the basis of the turnover of the preceding year. The applicant will be required to furnish a Chartered Accountant certificate certifying his turnover.
Now the DGFT clarifies that
the entitlement will be calculated on the basis of the turnover of marble imported under Chapter 25 of the ITC (HS) Classification of Export Import Items 2004-09 only. These companies who have been importing under Chapter 25 may also add their complete turnover for imported marble for the preceding year i.e. 2004-05. For this purpose a revised Chartered Accountant certificates indicating turnover of the preceding year (2004-05) based on above criteria should be filed.
POLICY CIRCULAR. NO 34 (RE-2005)/2004-09, Dated : Nov 30, 2005
Corrupt Customs – a global phenomenon?
Of 10 areas rife with corruption in Vietnam, the field considered top is land management, followed by customs and traffic police, according to a survey by the Central Committee for Internal Affairs.
Most respondents said that corruption is stirred by greed, not by poverty, because it often occurs among figures in authority. Corrupt officials often intentionally cause difficulties for citizens seeking civil services in order to extort money from them.
From a report in VietNamNet Bridge yesterday.
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