Govt clarifies on E-Way bill in Parliament

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 26-03-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI: Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance stated that Government of India while responding to a question on E-way bill said in Parliament that it has received various representations from Association of Exporters as well as Corporate Bodies seeking clarity on e-way bill regarding movement of goods from dry-ports to sea ports and from SEZs within the zone.

Some of the queries regarding applicability of e-way bill provisions are as follows:

•             Exemption for export consignments during custom bonded movement from one airport to another;

•             Movement from SEZ/FTWZ Free Trade Warehousing Zone) to port and vice versa;

•             Parity in movement of export cargo with import cargo.

To clarify this issue the Central Goods and Services tax Rules, 2017 (CGST Rules) have been amended vide notification No. 12/2018-Central Tax dated 07.03.2018.

As per sub-clauses (c) and (h) of sub-rule (14) of rule 138 of the CGST Rules, no e-way bill is required to be generated where the goods are being transported: from the customs port, airport, air cargo complex and land customs station to an inland container depot or a container freight station for clearance by Customs; under customs bond from an inland container depot or a container freight station to a customs port, airport, air cargo complex and land customs station, or from one customs station or customs port to another customs station or customs port; under customs supervision or under customs seal.