Containers on a ship wait for off-loading at the Chennai Port Trust, in Chennai. Photo: PTITo facilitate faster clearance of consignments to and from China, a 24x7 Customs
clearance facility will be available at all sea ports and airports
till May. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
(CBIC) has written to all Chief Commissioners (Customs
and Central Tax) asking them to workout the arrangement and deploy sufficient number of officers on 24×7 basis at sea ports, air cargo stations, inland container depot, container freight station, etc, falling in their jurisdiction.