Customs Duty is levied on import of goods into and export of goods out of India

We assist clients on the following matters

Litigation/Representation services
  • Drafting and filing of appeals, cross objections, rejoinders, replies to show cause notices (SCNs), letters and other communications from the departmental authorities
  • Assistance in representing the matter before the Adjudicating and Appellate Authorities including the Tribunal, High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India
  • Providing assistance investigations initiated by the departmental authorities by way of providing legal and technical support until the closure of the investigations
  • Preparing responses to Objections raised during the course of the Investigations supported by legal provisions and suitable judicial precedents
  • Assisting clients in understanding the positions undertaken by the industry and helping them take appropriate calls with respect to Investigations Objections
  • Assistance in representing the matter before the Revenue Ministries or Central Board for any Indirect Taxation related matters
Refunds / Drawbacks
  • Advice, representation and assistance in relation to obtaining refund of Extra Duty Deposit (EDD) / Revenue Deposit (RD). Assisted over 30 clients in obtaining their EDD Refunds across various ports
  • Advice, representation and assistance in relation to obtaining other forms of refund as well as Drawbacks
Special Valuation Branch (SVB)
  • Assistance in SVB proceedings which includes preparation of the submissions along with representation in the hearings scheduled before the authorities up to the release of the Order/ Closure Letter. Assistance provided in over 70 SVB Proceedings.
  • Assistance in Renewal of previous SVB Orders or representing a change in the circumstance surrounding the sale of imported goods by the foreign supplier to related Importer
  • We cover Customs House at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore at the moment
Advisory Services
  • Levy of Customs duty and advisory on the procedure for import into and export out of India along with determination of the applicability of the provisions towards ad-valorem rate of duty and abatements provided in the law
  • Advice on the availability of concessional rates of duty or/and exemptions
  • Advice on valuation mechanism when goods are to be imported keeping in mind the principle of arm’s length pricing and relationship between the parties
  • Advice on the subsidies and countervailing measures associated with the import of goods
  • Applicability of the provisions of Legal metrology and MRP based valuation with respect to the goods imported
  • Advice on levy of Anti-dumping duty (ADD), Levy of ADD beyond the period of 5yrs. / after the expiry of the parent notification, Initiation of Sunset Review (SSR), Conflict with the provisions of Competition law, etc.
  • Opinion on the provisions of safeguard duty and the measures associated with it
  • Classification of goods with respect to the Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN)
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme
  • Reviewing the current level of security standards and other required areas for obtaining AEO status
  • Assistance in collating the information and documents for filing any of the three Tier certificate application
  • Preparation of the 9 highly technical Annexures which are mandatory requirement for filling the application
  • Assistance during physical verification by AEO Authorities
  • Obtaining the AEO Certification on a best effort basis
  • Successfully obtained AEO Certification under Tier 1 and Tier 2 Categories
Registration & License
  • Applying and Obtaining Importer Exporter Code (IEC)
  • Applying and Obtaining Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) from various Export Promotion Councils (EPC)
  • Applying and Obtaining Import Export Licenses / Authorisations
  • Assistance in Redemption of Licenses / Authorisations

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