Friday, October 13, 2017

HC to Customs: Notify air courier ops from airport

Trichy: The Madurai bench of Madras high court has directed customs authorities to issue notification for the much-delayed courier import and export operation in Trichy international airport within three months.
Customs had cited the absence of basic requirements like LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity for not notifying the air courier services. They said that without these facilities IGM (Import General Manifest) and EGM (Export General Manifest), which are basic documents for incoming and outgoing cargo, could not be filed by courier operators.
However, the association had said in its counter affidavit that LAN and WAN connectivity had been provided on courier terminal at Trichy airport with effect from July 22. Airports Authority of India, Trichy, the custodian of the courier service, had made all infrastructural arrangements at the courier terminal separately. Even after the ministry of finance notified Trichy international airport for launching operations of the courier services, the customs authorities had been delaying a notification on their part, alleged S A Sayeed, president, Express Courier Operators Association.
13/10/17 Times of India

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