From Chief Commissioner's Desk
The Delhi Customs Zone, which comprises of Air Cargo Complex, Inland Container Depots at Tughlakabad and Patparganj and certain other ICDs located in the State of Haryana as also the IGI Airport, the New Courier Terminal and Foreign Post Office, is committed to render highly efficient public service by facilitating expeditious customs clearance of imports and exports, courier and postal baggage as also facilitating the arriving and departing passengers. These functions are being carried out by seven Commissionerates, viz., Air Cargo Import, Air Cargo Export, ICD-Import, Tughlakabad, ICD-Export, Tughlakabad, ICD, Patparganj, IGI Airport and General Commissionerate. Further, the appeals arising out of the customs functions on these ports are looked after by the Commissioner (Appeals).
The primary functions of collection of customs duties, prevention of smuggling and tax evasion and enforcement of border control measures are being carried out by the Delhi Customs Zone, keeping in mind the government’s policy directions of enhanced trade facilitation for the genuine trade and industry by using modern risk based management systems and non-intrusive examination techniques with the objective of providing ease of doing business. The Trade Facilitation Agreement of the W.T.O. ratified by our country makes Customs the pivot of hassle free cross border trade. Towards this end, the policy initiatives for reduction of dwell time of cargo by measures such as Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT), reduced documentation, deferred payment of customs duties, 24x7 clearances and other automated business processes are being put to use by Delhi Customs Zone for facilitating the import and export trade. Similarly, increasing use of risk based passenger profiling and the use of social media platforms for creating awareness about eligibility and entitlements of the international arriving and departing passengers is being ensured at IGI Airport with regard to the customs clearance of passengers and baggage. The courier clearance at the New Courier Terminal has been taken up on electronic mode. Delhi Customs endeavors service delivery with minimum human interface.
We profess to realize the revenue in a fair, transparent and judicious manner applying the tariff and trade policies and encourage voluntary tax compliance. We strive for highest standards of professionalism in the discharge of our statutory roles of tax collection and enforcement of other allied laws as a part of our responsibility towards nation building while safeguarding the physical and economic frontiers of our country.