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08 / 07 / 2020

Customs department gives clearance to cargo imported from China

In a major relief to trade, the Customs department in India has begun giving clearance to all cargo from China since July 6. The clearance was halted from June 23.

No reason was given for non-clearance of the Chinese cargo. However there were speculations that some narcotics could have entered the country, and Chinese cargo were being subjected to rigorous examination by the Customs. 

Many factories, including leather and automobile, will restart production and require critical components that were imported from China. 

With the situation worsening, the Chennai Customs Brokers Association on Tuesday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to intervene and help restore normalcy in the movement of imported goods from China.

The imported goods stranded at various ports have brought movement of goods to a complete standstill, creating a panic situation among the trade and other manufacturer importers.