The Board disallows direct movement of consignments from Gateway Port to CFS of another Customs Station. It is only in exceptional circumstances on account of congestion etc, the jurisdictional Commissioners are empowered to allow the movement of consignments from Gateway Port directly to a CFS of another Customs Station. Therefore, when goods consigned for an Inland Container Depot (ICD) are imported at a Gateway Port, these are transported first to the ICD and then to the connected CFS for physical clearance (they may also be cleared from the ICD itself). Representations have been received highlighting that insisting that the goods should be received first in an ICD before being taken to one of its attached CFSs increases the dwell time and transaction cost for the importers. This is particularly true when the CFS is located en route to an ICD wherein the goods have to cross the CFS to go to the ICD and then return to the said CFS for warehousing and clearance.
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