News Flash
  • Draft transfer & placement guidelines for irs(c&ce) officersclick here
  • Weekly newsletter from Chairman, CBEC dated 15/12/2017click here
  • Conduct of Departmental Examination for Confirmation of Direct Recruit Tax Assistants for the year 2017-18click here
  • Revised guidelines for purchase of laptop by CBEC officersclick here
  • Members Letter- Instructions on security, safety and upkeep of LANWAN infrastructureclick here
  • Advisory on AIO functioning, connectivity issues for GST.-click here, TCS Escalatoin Matrix for GST Zones LAN Implementation, Wipro Handholders, HP Resident Engineers
  • DRI’s mission against black money continues – demonetised currencies of face value of Rs 48.91 Crore recovered by DRI in Gujrat.
  • Nationwide Campaign under "Swachhta Hi Sewa"click here
  • Anti-profiteering Mechanismclick here
  • Format for filing anti-profiteering application.click here
  • CBEC congratulates the officers and staff of DRI on completion of 60 glorious years today. The diamond jubilee celebrations are being held today with Hon'ble Finance Minister as the chief guest
  • Departmental Examination for promotion of Ministerial Officers to be held from 14.02.2018 to 16.02.2018
  • One time relaxation in existing RRs for the post of Inspector and Executive Assistant under CBEC   click here
  • Comments are inviting on "Know Your Customer (KYC) norms" click here
  • Customs Broker License written examination under CBLR, 2013 to be held on 19.01.2018click here
  • All CC Zones/DGSTI are requested to transfer the legacy data from Pre GST Commissionerates to Post GST Commissionerates under PMM module.
  • CGST rates for Goods under different Notifications as amended from time to timeclick here
  • Letters regarding delivery and upgradation of IT infrastructure
  • Letter regarding requirement of IT infrastructure at Customs formationsclick here
  • Details of Vendors providing E-seals to exportersclick here
View all

Chapter VIII - Goods in transit

SECTION 52. Chapter not to apply to baggage, postal articles and stores. - The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to (a) baggage, (b) goods imported by post, and (c) stores.

1[SECTION 53. Transit of certain goods without payment of duty. - Subject to the provisions of section 11, where any goods imported in a conveyance and mentioned in the import manifest or the import report, as the case may be, as for transit in the same conveyance to any place outside India or to any customs station, the proper officer may allow the goods and the conveyance to transit without payment of duty, subject to such conditions, as may be prescribed.]

2[SECTION 54. Transhipment of certain goods without payment of duty. - (1) Where any goods imported into a customs station are intended for transhipment, a bill of transhipment shall be presented to the proper officer in the prescribed form:

             3[Provided that where the goods are being transhipped under an international treaty or bilateral agreement between the Government of India and Government of a foreign country, a declaration for transhipment instead of a bill of transhipment shall be presented to the proper officer in the prescribed form.]

(2)        Subject to the provisions of section 11, where any goods imported into a customs station are mentioned in the import manifest or the import report, as the case may be, as for transhipment to any place outside India, such goods may be allowed to be so transhipped without payment of duty.

(3)        Where any goods imported into a customs station are mentioned in the import manifest or the import report, as the case  may  be, as for transhipment -

(a)   to any major port as defined in the Indian Ports Act, 1908 (15 of 1908), or the customs airport at Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi or Chennai or any other customs port or customs airport which the Board may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf, or

(b)    to any other customs station and the proper officer is satisfied that the goods are bona fide   intended for transhipment to such customs station,

the proper officer may allow the goods to be transhipped, without payment of duty, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed for the due arrival of such goods at the customs station to which transhipment is allowed.]

4[SECTION 55. Liability of duty on goods transited under section 53 or transhipped under section 54. - Where any goods are allowed to be transited under section 53 or transhipped under sub-section (3) of section 54 to any customs station, they shall, on their arrival at such station, be liable to duty and shall be entered in like manner as goods are entered on the first importation thereof and the provisions of this Act and any rules and regulations shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to such goods.]

SECTION 56. Transport of certain classes of goods subject to prescribed conditions. - Imported goods may be transported without payment of duty from one land customs station to another, and any goods may be transported from one part of India to another part through any foreign territory, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed for the due arrival of such goods at the place of destination.

 

 

 

  1. Substituted for section 53 (w.e.f. 14-5-2016)  by section 123 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016).Earlier section 53 was substituted (w.e.f. 1-8-1998)by section 101of  Act 21 of 1998.  Section 53, before substitution by the Finance Act, 2016, stood as under:

“53. Transit of certain goods without payment of duty.(1) subject to the provisions of section 11, any goods imported in a conveyance and mentioned in the import manifest or the ;import report, as the case may be, as for transit in the same conveyance to any place outside India or any customs station may be allowed to be so transited without payment of duty.”

  1. Substituted (w.e.f. 1-8-1998) for section 54 by section 101of the Act 21 of 1998.
  2. Inserted (w.e.f. 11-5-1999) by section 106 of the Act 27 of 1999.
  3. Substituted(w.e.f. 1-8-1998)for section 55 by section 101 of the Act 21 of 1998.