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Custodians role

Customs
Plastics and Rubber Products
From India
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Jul 01, 2022

What is the role of Custodians in India?

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David W.
Jul 01, 2022

In regard to all imported goods unloaded in a Customs area, the Commissioner of Customs is required to appoint a custodian under whose custody the imported goods shall remain till these are cleared for home consumption, or are warehoused or transshipped as provided in the law.

The custodian is essentially required to take charge of the imported goods from the carrier, arrange its proper storage and safety and allow clearance to the importers only after they fulfil all Customs formalities, pay requisite duties and other charges/fees and discharge their other obligations.

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