Implementation of 1st Phase of faceless e-assessment at Bengaluru and Chennai Customs zone

by | Jun 27, 2020 | Insight

We updated you on the reforms in Customs clearance under umbrella of Customs Turant Scheme launched by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (‘CBIC’). Recently, the CBIC rolled out first phase of Turant Scheme that is faceless e-assessment at Bengaluru and Chennai effective from June 8, 2020.


The facility of e-assessment shall be available only for goods falling under Chapter 84 and 85 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and imported at customs stations falling within the jurisdiction of Bengaluru and Chennai Customs Zone.


The salient features of faceless assessment are as under:


  • Bill of Entry of goods will be selected by Customs Automated System to the nominated Faceless Assessment Group (‘FAG’) for assessment.


  • Turant Suvidha Kendra shall be set up in every customs station and will perform following functions:


  • Accept Bond or Bank Guarantee;
  • Carry out verification as referred by FAG;
  • Defacement of documents / permits of licenses, if required;
  • Debit of documents / permits / licenses; and
  • Other functions determined by Commissioner to facilitate trade.