Aadhaar & PAN mandatory for Customs broker licence: CBIC (Eng-Hindi)

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New Delhi : The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has made unique identity number Aadhaar and PAN mandatory for persons seeking a customs broker licence, according to a notification. ‘Customs broker’ is a person licensed to act as an agent on behalf of importer/exporter for transaction of business relating to entry or departure of conveyances or goods at any customs station, including audit.

According to the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018, notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) recently, an applicant seeking to get a licence for customs broker should hold Aadhaar as well as PAN card.

The Directorate General of Performance Management, as per the regulations, in the month of April of every year invites applications for conducting examination and subsequent grant of licence to act as customs broker.

The licence issued under the regulations is valid for 10 years.
A broker is obliged to verify identity of the client and functioning at the declared address by using “reliable, independent, authentic documents, data or information”.

The regulations further said that a customs broker should hire only those persons who have at least passed 12th standard and possess Aadhaar.

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कस्टम ब्रोकर लाइसेंस लेने के लिए आधार और पैन जरूरी होगा : सीबीआईसी

नई दिल्ली : केंद्रीय अप्रत्यक्ष कर और सीमा शुल्क बोर्ड (सीबीआईसी) ने ‘कस्टम ब्रोकर’ लाइसेंस के लिए आधार और पैन अनिवार्य कर दिया है। ‘कस्टम ब्रोकर’ वह व्यक्ति होता है जिसके पास इम्पोर्टर/एक्सपोर्टर की ओर से किसी कस्टम स्टेशन पर माल की एंट्री/डिपार्चर के लिए बतौर एजेंट काम करने का लाइसेंस होता है।

सीबीईसी ने कस्टम ब्रोकर्स लाइसेंसिंग नियमन 2018 नोटिफाई किए हैं। इसके तहत डायरेक्टरेट जनरल ऑफ परफॉर्मेंस मैनेजमेंट ‘कस्टम ब्रोकर’ के लिए अप्रैल में परीक्षा आयोजित कर उसके बाद लाइसेंस देने को लेकर आवेदन मंगाता है।


Mrs. A. Mona Sreenivas IAS
Transfers on 21 May 2018 (IAS, Railway & IFS Officer)

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