CBEC calls for more trade participations in Customs functioning and resolving issues
a recent circular, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Ministry of Finance, Government of India has directed all major industry associations including FICCI, CII, PHD Chambers and FFFAI to take part in all customs-related matter to expedite the cargo operations in India. To interact with the industry stakeholders CBEC has created a Permanent Trade Facilitation Committee ( PTFCs) in each Custom House, which includes local trade and logistics associations as well as Customs Brokers associations.
The Board also noted that issues could be better resolved at the local level, if presented to the Chief Commissioners/Commissioners by the apex trade bodies. Hence, CBEC stressed on the apex trade bodies to meet the Chief Commissioners/Commissioners. The apex trade bodies could also attend the PTFCs along with their constituents, who are members of the PTFCs.