Faceless Assessment New provisions in ICES in terms of Board Circular 45/2020 dated 12.10.2020 regarding.


Attention of all the officers and staff of JNCH is drawn to Board’s Advisory No. 41/2020-Cus dated 26.10.2020 which is to be read with Board’s Circular 45/2020 – Customs dated 12.10.2020. Reference is also invited to JNCH Standing Order No. 38/2020 dated 21.10.2020 and 37/2020 dated 15.10.2020.

2. In line with the Board’s Circular and based on the feedback received from field formations, following new provisions have been added in ICES for assisting the field officers in the workflow of BEs marked for faceless assessment.

2.1 View of Past BEs: At times, the appraising officer may have to refer to a previous Bill of Entry of the importer to compare and verify valuation or other related declarations in a Bill of Entry. In many cases, RMS instructions also give reference of some previous Bills of Entry for the officer to check. Till now, if the previous BEs pertained to a different port, it was not possible for the assessing officers to check them in ICES. This became particularly critical when BEs were marked for faceless assessment to other ports. A provision has now been made available in the top menu on the Appraising BE screen itself to view the past Bills of Entry referred to by RMS in the appraising instructions. Additionally, there is already a provision for the importer to declare a previous BE as a reference for every item while filing a Bill of Entry. The view of such declared Previous BE has also been given along with the RMS reference BEs.

Officers are also directed to advise Importers/Customs Broker (CB) in the jurisdiction to avail the option of giving reference of their previous BEs during Bill of Entry filing itself in the Item table. The view of reference BE indicated either by RMS or optionally declared by the importer/CB can assist assessing officers in expeditious assessment of the document.

2.2 Option to send BE to FAG for reassessment: In terms of Para 2.5 of the Circular 45/2020 dated 12.10.2020 and Para 2.8 of JNCH Standing Order 37/2020 dated 15.10.2020, option has now been made available to the Port of Import officer to send the BE to FAG for reassessment. Once the BE is past the assessment stage and is required to be re- assessed for any reason, the group AC/DC at the Port of Import now has the option to mark the BE either to local appraiser (APR) or the FAG appraiser (VAO) while recalling the BE for reassessment from the ACL role. The officer can exercise the option in terms of Para 2.5 of the Circular 45/2020 dated 12.10.2020 & Para 2.8 of JNCH Standing Order 37/2020 dated 15.10.2020 and mark the BE accordingly. If the BE was initially assessed by FAG, it will be routed to the same VAO when marked for reassessment. BEs facilitated by RMS will be available to be picked up by any available VAO when marked for reassessment.

2.3 New group 3A for Chapter 71: As mentioned in Para 3(iv)(b) of the Circular 45/2020 dated 12.10.2020, new assessment group 3A has been enabled in System for Chapter 71 to deal with Gems and Jewellery. The air-cargo sites of Ahmedabad (INAMD4), Jaipur (INJAI4), Chennai (INMAA4), Delhi (INDEL4), Kolkata (INCCU4) and Mumbai (INBOM4) have been enabled for FAG for this group. Roles of APR and ACL meant for local assessment may also be allotted to officers for this group at all the sites.

2.4 Dynamic daily target for assessment: Daily targets for assessment are already indicated on System for the appraising officers of the FAG. These targets are now re-calibrated everyday based on the pendency of unallocated BEs of that group so that the pendency in the group can come down completely when the daily targets are met by all FAG officers.

3. Difficulty, if any, faced in implementation of the said Standing Order may be brought to the notice of the Addl. /Joint Commissioner (Appraising Main (Import)) through email on appraisingmain.jnch@gov.in.

Sd/-

(Sunil Kumar Mall)

Commissioner of Customs (NS-I)

Copy to:

1. The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, JNCH.

2. The Commissioner of Customs, NS-G/II, NS-I/Audit, NS-III and NS-V, JNCH.

3. All Additional/Joint Commissioners of Customs, JNCH.

4. All Deputy/Assistant Commissioners of Customs, JNCH.

5. All Sections / Groups/FAG of NS-G, NS-I, NS-II /NS-III/NS- Audit/NS-V, JNCH.

6. AC/DC, EDI for uploading on JNCH website immediately.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (NS-I),

(vk;kr)APPRAISING MAIN (IMPORT),

JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, NHAVA- SHEVA,TAL-URAN,

 RAIGAD-400707 MAHARASHTRA

(e-mail:appraisingmain.jnch@gov.in; Telephone No.022-27244979)

F.No. S/22-Gen- 20/2020-21/AM (I)/JNCH

Dated: 26.10.2020

PUBLIC NOTICE NO. – 139/2020

DIN- 20201078NW00006LB3FC

Subject:Faceless Assessment – New provisions in ICES in terms of Board Circular 45/2020 dated 12.10.2020– regarding.

Attention of Importers, Exporters, Customs Brokers, Shipping Lines/ Agents, Logistics Service Providers, CFSs Custodians, Trade, Customs Staff and all other stakeholders is invited to ICES Advisory No. 41/2020 dated 26.10.2020 issued by Directorate General of Systems and Data Management, CBIC. Reference is also invited to JNCH Public Notice 135/2020 dated 16.10.2020.

2. In line with the Board’s Circular and based on the feedback received from field formations, provisions have been added in ICES for assisting the field officers in the workflow of BEs marked for faceless assessment. Trade is hereby informed that there is already a provision for the importer to declare a previous BE as a reference for every item while filing a Bill of Entry. The view of such declared Previous BE has also been given along with the RMS reference BEs.

Importers/Customs Brokers (CB) are advised to avail the option of giving reference of their previous BEs during Bill of Entry filing itself in the Item table. The view of reference BE indicated either by RMS or optionally declared by the importer/CB can assist assessing officers in expeditious assessment of the document.

3. Difficulties, if any, faced in implementation of the said Public Notice may be brought to the notice of the Addl./ Joint Commissioner (Appraising Main (Import)) through email at jnch@gov.in.

Sd/-

(Sunil Kumar Mall)

Commissioner of Customs (NS-I)

Copy to:

1. The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, JNCH.

2. The Commissioner of Customs, NS-G/NS-I/NS-II/NS-III/NS-Audit/NS-V, JNCH.

3. The Chairman JNPT//CEO NSICT, CEO GTI/ CEO BMCT for information.

4. All Additional/Joint/Dy./Asstt. Commissioners of Customs, JNCH.

5. All Sections/Group of NS-G/NS-I/NS-II/NS-III/NS-Audit/NS-V, JNCH.

6. Representative of CSLA/MANSA CFSAI / BCBA / FIEO / Members of PTFC for information and circulation among their members and other importers for information.

7. AC/DC, EDI for uploading on JNCH website immediately.

Source:

1. http://www.jawaharcustoms.gov.in/pdf/so-2020/SO-39-2020.pdf

2. http://www.jawaharcustoms.gov.in/pdf/PN-2020/PN-139-2020.pdf


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