The standing group has asked the department of revenue to examine options such as tracking the source country and consignors/consignees to identify suspicious activities; complete removal of exemption provided for gifts to avoid ambiguity; and limiting the maximum number of such consignments at four per person per year.
The other options include carrying out sample checking by customs authorities of such consignments.
"We have also suggested to cap such gifts at four per person per year. But the final call would have to be taken by the customs authorities. However, no such restrictions have been suggested on essential medicines," the official added.
Concerns have been raised by certain industry players, including some e-commerce firms, that Chinese online companies are getting huge number of orders per day from India and they are delivering goods wherever desired to evade customs duties.
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