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Higher capacity utilization of ICDs to push exports from Madhya Pradesh : Customs

February 1, 2024
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Indore - Higher capacity utilization of Inland Container Depots (ICDs) of Madhya Pradesh may further push exports from the State, said a Senior Official from the Customs department recently. Exports from Madhya Pradesh in the financial year 2022-23 was around Rs 66,000 crore of which close to Rs 30,000 crore was from Indore and nearby areas.

Sameer Chitkara, Commissioner Customs, Indore said, “Exports from Madhya Pradesh may grow in double digits in the new fiscal amid the conducive environment and availability of resources, mainly agriculture products. The growth in exports may see a sharp hike if exporters make full use of the ICD’s in the state.”

There are 6 ICDs in Madhya Pradesh. Chitkara was speaking at the celebration of the International Customs Day organized by the Tax Practitioners Association. The International Customs Day fall on January 26 and the theme for the year 2024 is ‘Customs engaging traditional and new partners with purpose’. “We have rolled out several schemes and policies to facilitate exports from the state. Exporters and importers should make use of these facilities for better revenue and ease of doing business,” said Chitkara. More than 5,000 items are exported from MP like pharmaceuticals, cereals, machinery, cotton, textiles, plastic articles, automobiles, edible vegetables and among others. The faceless assessment, contactless customs, paperless customs, risk management system among other facilities by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) will further aid in smooth overseas movement, said Customs officials. Customs department is facilitating trade by Risk Management Systems (RMS) and clearing more 90 percent consignment without interventions of Assessment and Examination, said Dinesh Bisen, Additional Commissioner of Customs, Indore. He said, faceless assessment has reduced the manual interventions and e-governance initiatives such as RMS, e-sanchit, egate pass, e-out of charge and e- let export order.

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