After the globalisation and liberalisation in India, India has witnessed a tremendous growth in the GDP. International trade has played a significant contribution in the development of the economy. During the recent times, the Government has negotiated trade agreements to open up the economy and pave way for multi-level growth.
With the current dynamic environment, the changing laws and regulations requires extensive understanding of the Customs and allied laws to navigate any issues arising during the business operation.
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AEO is facilitation scheme i.e. holder of this certificate is entitled for certain privilege, benefits and exemption on account of import and export, In India, AEO certification is Three-Tier AEO (T1, T2, T3). The three tier certification is launched by Indian Customs Circular No. 33/2016 dated 22th July, 2016 (in suppression of Circulars No. 42/2005 dated 24.11.2005- old ACP scheme and Circulars No. 28/2012-Customs dated 16.11.2012- old AEO programme).
T1, T2 & T3 certification are for importer and exporter and AEO-LO certificate will be issued for other than importer and exporter such as Logistics Providers, Custodians or Terminal Operators, Customs Brokers and Warehouse Operators.
With the aim of promoting India as a manufacturing hub & making the country globally competitive, Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) has taken an initiative of revamping the Customs Bonded Area with Manufacturing & Other operation in Warehouse Regulation (MOOWR) Scheme by liberalising key compliance requirements.
Salient Feature Of The Regulations:
Free Trade Agreement & CAROTAR
With the advancing international trade, the Government of India has in the recent past signed trade agreements with the developed countries to reap the benefits of market access of these countries. Trade Agreements provides the Indian manufacturers to make a global impact and offer a competitive advantage through reduced tariff barriers.
With the focus of free flow of trade and reduction/elimination of tariff, the Government prescribes regulations to be complied to avail the benefit under this trade agreement i.e. Rules of Origin, Certifications etc. The Government of India also introduced CAROTAR Rules in 2020 to regulate the transactions covered under the trade agreement.
Advance Ruling under Customs
Article 3 of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, make it obligatory for each member countries to have mechanism of Advance Ruling as a trade facilitation measure and minimize disputes.
Advance Ruling means a written decision on any questions regarding the liability to pay duty in relation to importing or exporting which is proposed to be undertaken by the applicant.