Amends the existing baggage Rules by extending the benefit to passengers coming from Bhutan and Nepal also.
November, 16th 2011
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
Notification No. 77 /2011-Customs (N.T.)
New Delhi dated the14thNovember, 2011
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 79 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government makes the following rules further to amend the Baggage Rules,1998, namely :-
1.(1)Theserules may be called the Baggage (Amendment) Rules, 2011.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Baggage Rules, 1998, -
(I)for the letters Rs., wherever it occurs, the symbol ` shall be substituted;
(II)for Appendix E, the following shall be substituted-
(a) Tourists of Indian origin coming to India other than tourists of Indian origin coming by land routes as specified in Annexure IV;
(i) used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if -
(a)thesegoods are for personal use of the tourist, and
(b) thesegoods,otherthan those consumed during the stay inIndia,arere-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.
(ii)articlesas allowed to be cleared under rule 3 or rule 4.
(b) Tourists of foreign origin, other than those of Pakistani origin coming from Pakistan, coming to India by air.
(i) used personal effects
(ii)articlesother than those mentioned in Annexure I upto a value of ` 8000 for personal use of the tourist or as gifts andtravel souvenirs if these are carried on the person or in the accompanied baggage of the passenger.
(c) Tourists (i) of Pakistani origin coming from Pakistan other than by land routes;
(ii) of Pakistani origin or foreign tourists coming by land routes as specified in Annexure IV;
(iii) of Indian origin coming by land routes as specified in Annexure IV.
(i) used personal effects
(ii)articlesother than those mentioned in Annexure I upto a value of ` 6000 for personal use of the tourist or as gifts andtravel souvenirs if these are carried on the person or in the accompanied baggage of the passenger.
[F. No. 354/295/2011-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Note: - The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II, Section III, Sub-Section (i)videnotification No. 30/98-Customs (N.T), dated the 2ndJune, 1998[ G.S.R. 296 (E), dated 2ndJune, 1998] and were last amendedvidenotification No.76/2006-Customs (N.T), dated the 30thJune, 2006 [ G.S.R 392 (E), dated the 30thJune, 2006].