The applicant may apply for EPCG licence along with a certificate from the independent chartered engineer on the proforma annexed to ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form’ certifying the end use of capital goods sought for import for its use at pre production, production or post production stage for the product undertaken for export obligation.
The Licensing Authority concerned shall, on the basis of the nexus certificate from an Independent Chartered Engineer (CEC) submitted by the applicant in Appendix 32A, issue the EPCG licence and thereafter forward a copy of the EPCG licence to the concerned Jurisdictional Central Excise Authority.
At the Time of final redemption of export obligation licence holder shall submit certificate from the Independent Chartered Engineer Confirming the use of spares so imported in the installed capital goods on the basis of stock & consumption register maintained by licence holder.
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a specifically delineated duty free enclave and shall be deemed to be foreign territory for the purposes of trade operations and duties and tariffs. Chartered Engineer has to issue certificate in the following manner.
“This is to certify that list of items countersigned in the following annexure are required for M/s ( name of applicants ) for authorised operation approved by B.O.A vide letter no. dated”.
It is mandatory to have CE Certification for custom’s clearance for second hand plant & machinery being imported to India. The certification relates to state of the goods, balance future life, contents, value for assessment of customs.
As per WTO agreement “Agreement shall apply to all pre-Shipment inspection activities carried out on the territory of Members, whether such activities are contracted or mandated by the government, or any government body, of a Member”.
Pre-shipment inspection activities are all activities relating to the verification of the quality, the quantity, the price, including currency exchange rate and financial terms, and/or the customs classification of goods to be exported to the territory of the user Member.
For export to countries with import certification schemes, Pre-shipment inspection is a necessary step to receive an import certificate for the shipment. Without this certificate, the shipment will not be able to clear customs in the country of destination.
Pre-shipment inspection offers importers the certainty that the goods arriving at their place of destination are in conformity to required specifications. These can be customer’s own requirements or legal demands or may be demanded by the Bankers.
An Advance Licence is granted for the import of inputs without payment of basic customs duty. Such licences are issued in accordance with the policy and procedure in force on the date of issue of the licence and is subject to the fulfilment of a time-bound export obligation, and value addition as maybe specified. Advance licences maybe either value based or quantity based.
Chartered Engineer has to certify that inputs being imported without payment of basic customs duty is in order .
Chartered Engineer has to certify that part of an imported machine cannot be repaired in India and has to be sent back to the manufacturer’s or supplier’s works for repairs and re-import .