Scrap at Mumbai Port

for Ministry of Shipping | Date - 14-03-2007

Lok Sabha

76 import containers containing scraps are lying in Mumbai Port as on 12th March 2007. Out of the above, 20 containers were found to have live cartridges and therefore they were detained for further examination and were provisionally cleared on 3rd September, 2005. Another six containers of scrap were found to have live ammunition shells and these were cleared on 31st January 2007 after adjudication. In both the instances, the importers have not come forward to clear the consignment. Remaining 50 containers are lying for custom clearance at Mumbai Port on account of action pending on part of importers such as filing bill of entry, payment of duty, presenting goods for examination, reply to the query from customs. In the cases where the importers do not clear the consignment within a reasonable time period, the goods are disposed off through public auction.

This information was given by the Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri T.R. Baalu in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :25901)

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