CBIC instructs on Import of wireless equipment by Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) on the basis of self-declaration

Nov 24, 2021 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on November 23, 2021 has issued an instruction on Import of wireless equipment by Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) on the basis of self-declaration.

The Department of Telecommunications has already eased the manner of licence processing for import of wireless equipment by Telecom Service Providers. As per the modified procedure, importers shall apply to DoT thirty days prior to the arrival of shipment. On such application, the licence can be automatically generated on self-declaration basis by the importer through a portal developed by DoT named Saralsanchar. The full procedure prescribed by DoT is as follows: 

(a) Applicant shall submit all the relevant details on Saralsanchar Portal at least 30 days in advance from the date of destination port entry. Applicant can immediately download a system generated certificate after online payment of fees of Rs. 500 and self-declaration. 

(b) For applications made within 30 days of the date of destination port entry, online fees of Rs. 5000 shall be payable. In such cases the completed application shall be authenticated by the Department. The applicant can download system generated certificate after 48 hours of application. 

(c) This certificate shall be accepted by the Customs authorities. In case of violation of any conditions mentioned in the self-declaration, the certificate generated will be cancelled and may entail appropriate action under applicable law. 

The said facility has been made available with effect from November 15, 2021. While integration with ICEGATE for transmission of WPC licences! approvals is underway, the Customs Officers can verify the authenticity of the certificate by scanning the QR code in the certificate to get an appropriate link to verify details of such certificate on Saralsanchar Portal.

*Disclaimer – Kindly find the detailed copy of the notices and orders in the attachment of the provided link.

[Instruction No. 23/2021-Customs]



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