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CBIC Amendments in Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations w.r.t. enrolment of the Customs Brokers

Amendment in custom broker licensing

—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 146 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, hereby makes the following regulations to amend the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018, namely:-

1.  Short title and commencement. – (1) These regulations may be called the Customs Brokers Licensing (Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

                (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette

2. In the Customs Broker Licensing Regulations, 2018, -


(i)  in Regulation 20, for sub-regulations (1) and (2), the following sub-regulations shall respectively be substituted, namely:-

―(1) Each Customs Broker shall enroll himself as a member of the Customs Brokers’ Association at every jurisdiction he operates, if there is such an Association registered in the Customs Station, where the Customs Broker is operating and recognised by the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be.

(2) No Customs Broker shall enroll himself in more than one Association, at a given time, in a particular jurisdiction.

(ii) after regulation 20, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely: -

21. Power to relax.– Where an applicant or a Customs Broker or NACIN makes a representation to the Board that he or it, as the case may be, is unable to comply with his or its duties or obligations within the time period as specified under any provision of these regulations, for the reasons beyond his or its control, but otherwise satisfy all other conditions, if any, as provided under such provision, the Board may, after consideration of the representation, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, allow a further time period for compliance of such duties or obligations.

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