Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has launched its flagship programme “Turant Customs”. Turant Customs is a mega reform for the ease of doing business. The programme has been launched at Bengaluru and Chennai to take a leap forward to take advantage of the technology for faster Customs clearance of imported goods. With the initiation of programme at Bengaluru and Chennai, it marks the first phase of the All India roll out which would get completed by 31st December 2020.
Under the “Turant Customs” programme, importers will avail benefits with the elimination of routine interface with the Customs officers which will provide uniformity in assessment across the country. The Customs officers located outside the port of import will clear the goods from Customs after doing faceless assessment remotely. Under this programme, the goods imported at Chennai may be assessed by the Customs officers located at Bengaluru and vice versa, as assigned by the Customs’ automated system.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs: M. Ajit Kumar.