Can an importer clear his own imported consignment?
16/05/16 at 2:37 pm
An importer can clear his own imported consignment. Rule 10 of the Customs Agents (Licensing) Rules, 2009 of the NBR permits the importers to use the self-clearance facility in order to clear goods imported by him.
However, in practice, most importers and exporters refrain from availing this facility, and instead uses the services of a clearing and forwarding agent or Customs broker for this purpose.
[This is for informational purposes only. In case of contradiction of conflict with relevant Act/Rules, provisions mentioned
or referred to in the said Act/Rules shall prevail.]