Hyderabad Customs mainly consists of:
Hyderabad Air Cargo Complex was inaugurated in December, 1986 with the Andhra Pradesh State Trading Corporation (APSTC) as the Custodian. Initially, the imports were mainly by the Government undertakings. Today, Air Cargo Complex is being utilised by nearly 2000 importers and exporters from various sectors.
EDI: The operations in Air Cargo Complex were made online, initially on the exports side, with effect from 15.9.98. From 25.11.98, import processing has also been made online. At present, 90% of the Bills of entry and 70% of the Shipping Bills are processed online under Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The remaining bills, currently under manual procedure, are also expected to come under EDI very soon. EDI has resulted in faster clearances while assuring transparency. Green Channel clearances stand at 35% of the total import goods.
NIDB: As part of National Import Database (NIDB) project, assessment data from various customs locations is being compiled at Air Cargo Complex after receipt of the same from Directorate of Valuation.
Other facilities: As regards the facilities being extended by the Air Cargo, a separate cold storage facility for perishable cargo has been made available for imports and exports round the clock. Banking facilities have also been improved by upgrading the State Bank of Hyderabad extension counter to a full fledged branch of State Bank of Hyderabad and by increasing the working hours to 12 hours i.e., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to facilitate payment of duty. Infrastructure facilities have been improved with the help of APSTC. The computerisation of operations by the custodian, laying of BT Road inside the premises, placement of CCTVs and increase in space by another 7000 Sq.ft.have proved to be of great benefit to the trade.
The Inland Container Depot (ICD), Hyderabad and Container Freight Station (CFS), Hyderabad were set up under Notification No. 1/90-Cus dated 27.11.1990 with a view to extend port facilities right at the door step of exporters and importers of Hyderabad and industries around it. The ICD is located at CONCOR, Moosapet, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad and CFS is located at 5/135, Survey No. 257, Opp.IDPL Complex, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. The Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) are the custodians of ICD and CFS respectively. There is bonded truck facility from ICD to gateway ports.
Import procedure at the gateway ports:
Transhipment of containers from the Gateway Port to Hyderabad will be allowed in accordance with the imported goods (conditions of Transhipment) Regulations, 1984. Only such containers shall be allowed transhipment as are specifically shown in the relevant Import General Manifest for transhipment. In case containers are to be transhipped, the Steamer Agent shall file a sub-manifest in quadruplicate covering the containers meant for the ICD/CFS, Hyderabad. The sub-manifest in quadruplicate shall be filed along with the main IGM.The Steamer Agent shall also execute a Bond in the prescribed form to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Customs of the Gateway Ports to re-export the containers within the period allowed by Customs Authorities at Gateway Port.
The import cargo containers, the seals of which are intact to the satisfaction of the Preventive Officer of Customs at the Gateway Port, shall be transported by Rail or Motor Vehicles directly from the Gateway Ports to the ICD/CFS, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad. The responsibility of movement of containers from Gateway Ports to the lCD Hyderabad shall be that of CONCOR who will arrange motor vehicles/Rail as are necessary for the purpose of such movement. The CONCOR shall execute a general Bond (with guarantee) in the prescribed form, as the Commissioner of Customs at the Gateway Port may require in respect of the goods to be transhipped. The Customs authorities at the Gateway Port shall maintain a record of each consignment transhipped under the cover of the general Bond.
The sealed containers to be transhipped shall normally not to be opened. However, if there are reasons to believe that the containers have goods other than those declared in the Import General Manifest, the Customs authorities at the Gateway Port may open the containers and subject them to such examination as may be deemed necessary. Containers, the seals of which are found to be broken, shall also be subjected to examination as may be deemed necessary by the Customs authorities at the Gateway Port.
After the above formalities have been completed and the Bond executed by the CONCOR has been accepted by the Commissioner of Customs at the Gateway Port, the containers to be transhipped to the lCD Hyderabad shall be removed from the Port premises for being loaded in the Motor Vehicle/Rail under the supervision of the Preventive Officer of the Gateway Port. The fact of such loading of the containers shall be endorsed by the Preventive Officer on all copies of the sub-manifest, one copy of which shall be given to the Steamer Agent, one copy shall be kept for record, one copy shall accompany the container and the fourth copy of the sub-manifest shall be put in a sealed cover and handed over by the Preventive Officer to the representative of CONCOR. The CONCOR will hand over the sealed cover to the Customs authorities at the lCD Hyderabad.
Export procedure at the gateway ports:
At the gateway port the containers will normally be allowed to be exported under preventive supervision after checking the seals and finding them to be intact. However, examination of the contents of the containers will be done if the seals on the containers are found to have been tampered with or damaged, or on the basis of any information, doubt etc., the customs officer inspecting the containers and supervising their loading will endorse the two transference copies of the shipping bill regarding the fact of shipment in the following manner:
(a) Inspected and found intact the containers bearing the following marks and numbers.
(b) The Customs seals on the above mentioned containers are found to be intact.
(c) All the containers mentioned above have been shipped under his supervision in vessel.
At the port of shipment the Steamer Agent will also file the export manifest in duplicate. After the shipment of goods, the transference copies of the Shipping Bills should be sent to the Container Unit of the export department of the Customs House at the Gateway Port within 24 hours of the loading of the goods on the vessel.
The container unit will within 24 hours, inform the ICD/CFS, Hyderabad about the fact of the shipment of the goods, particularly the details found in inspection of the containers as indicated at (a) and (b) and (c) above, giving reference of the shipping bills number to which the particulars relate.
The container unit of the customs house at the Gateway Port will then despatch one copy of the transference shipping bill and one copy of the export manifest by registered post acknowledgement due to the ICD/CFSHyderabad within 48 hours of their receipt. The second copy of the transference shipping bill be retained by the Customs House at the Gateway Port.
The Container unit will submit a statement to the Asst. Commissioner incharge on the weekly basis with the following particulars:
(a) Shipping Bill number date of filing of the shipping bill at the ICD/CFS.
(b) Date of loading containers.
(c) Date of receipt of the shipping bills in container unit of the export department.
(d) Date of filing of export manifest.
(e) Date of despatch of documents referred to in (c) and (d) above to the ICD/CFS.
(f) Date of telex to the ICD/CFS, intimating shipment of goods.
The Asst. Commissioner of the gateway port will check the statement to ensure that all the shipping bills and manifests have been duly despatched to the ICD/CFS, Hyderabad. A copy of the statement will also be forwarded to ICD/CFS every week for proper correlation.
At the ICD/CFS, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad the export manifest transference copies of the shipping bills and weekly statement received from the Customs House of the Gateway Ports will be correlated for closure of export manifest and for cancellation/endorsement of the bonds, if any, for re-export of imported containers within six months, from the date of importation. The station duty officer will arrange to send the transference copies of the shipping bills to the drawback cell for further action. If there are no drawback claims, the transference copies of the shipping bills to be sent to the Supdt. Incharge of the lCD for filing with the parent EGM. Thereafter the EGM will be closed for audit.
Container Freight Station, Kuaktpally started functioning from 1998 with a capacity of 33713 MT including open storage. It has handled 18841 TEUs upto March 2002 and 24910 TEUs upto January 2003.
Traffic handled at CFS year wise.
1998-99 3628 TEUís
Facilities Provided at CFS Kukatpally:
(i)Covered CFS Area                           2758
2.Covered & open bonded area for import Cargo facility clearance on deferred payment of custom duty.
3. Telephone / Fax Facility Available.
4. Free parking of empty containers upto 30 days.
5. Transportation loaded export / import containers to gateway ports & vice versa.
6. Trained personal for clearance of import I export cargo.
7. Office of the Asst. Commissioner of Customs available in the premises.
8.Necessary infrastructure facilities like cranes, fork lifts, trucks are available for handling the cargo containers, available by appointing H&T contractor.
9. LCL Import Cargo / Handling Facility from CFS,Virugambakam, to CFS, Hyderabad.
10. Four days free time allowed for import / export containers for destuffing/stuffing.
11. Stuffing /destuffing of export
/ import cargo and inventory.
International flights to and from Hyderabad started in December, 1985. In the beginning, there was only one international flight per week by Air India on Jeddah-Hyderabad Sector. At present, however, the number of flights has grown to 108 international flights per week (54 arrivals and 54 departures). The following airlines/airways are operating to the international destinations currently from Hyderabad:
The passenger traffic is estimated to be 8200 (approximately) per week both including on the arrival and departure fronts.
Hyderabad International Airport works round the clock and has all the modern amenities required for an International Airport. Mostly, passengers are cleared in green channel based on an oral declaration. Screening machines are available for both hand baggage and check-in baggage. Passengers carrying valuable items are given Export Certificate on the spot to overcome any difficulty on their return journey. A special batch of officers has also been drawn up for customs clearance for Haj pilgrims at a location outside the Airport to avoid delay and inconvenience to the pilgrims.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMINGS OF INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER FLIGHTS
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