Source: The Hindu Business Line, July 19, 2017
New Delhi: Three weeks after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, exporters are still struggling to get their consignments shipped as customs officials are yet not clear on how to interpret the new rules.
Exporters have complained to the Vanaja N Sarna, Chairperson, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), of the harassment they have been facing and are hoping for a solution soon.
“Consignments are getting stuck as officials are interpreting the custom notification on accepting existing bonds and undertakings from exporters any way they want. They are getting away with it as the Board has not prescribed a timeline under which it has to be accepted,” said Ajay Sahai, DG, FIEO.