NAVI MUMBAI: A large number of drawback claims under Brand rate are pending as on 31st March 2017 due to non-furnishing of brand rate fixation letters by exporters, observes a recent Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House Public Notice No 63/2017. Therefore, Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House has launched a special drive to clear such drawback claims.
The list of exporters whose claim is pending for brand rate fixation is annexed with the said Public Notice on the portal of JNCH. Moreover details of shipping bills pending can also be obtained from the Supdt./Dbk Section, 4th Floor,
C-Wing, Room No.404, JNCH. The same is also available at its website “www.jawaharcustoms.gov.in”.
The notice says, “It may be noted that in term of Rule 6 and 7 of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Duties Drawback Rules,1995, an application for fixation of brand rate has to be filed within 60 days or at best 90 days from the date of let export order Thereafter, Central Excise authority is to follow Board Circular No.14/2003-Customs, dated 06.03.2003 which provides verification within 15 days and brand rate fixation within a period of 10 days from the receipt of the verification reports. The exporters are requested to furnish the following documents for clearance of their drawback claims under brand rate within 4 weeks from the date of issue of this Public Notice.
A) Brand Rate fixation letter from concerned Central Excise Commissionerate.
B) Bank Realisation Certificate.
C) E.P. Copy.
“In case the requisite information is not received within four weeks, the pending claims shall be processed at zero rate without any further reference. However, where the brand rate shipping bills is sanctioned at zero rate, the exporter is at liberty to may file supplementary claim as provided under Rule 15 of Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax Rules,1995,” added the Public Notice.