Test Bond For Customs Clearance [Test Bond Format]

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Sometimes you need to produce a test bond in customs to release your consignment from customs.


Hello, friends welcome to another fresh article from “Indiancustoms.info”. Here in this article, I explained what is test bond. Test bond is also known as provisional duty bond.

And what is the use of test bonds for customs clearance of goods?

If you are an importer then must know about test bonds because they may be useful for you.

Many importers/exporters are not aware of the use of this bond.

Because of this, they pay lots of demurrage charges to customs/custodians. After reading this article I’m sure you will be surprised.

Test Bond

What is a Test Bond?

Test bond is the facility where customs allow you to release your shipment under provisional assessment of the bill of entry.

Many times customs have doubts about your declared composition goods.

Customs asks you to provide a test report to justify the composition of goods.

If you are unable to provide a valid test report to the proper officer then the officer has the right to send the sample for the composition test.

It will take a minimum of 20 to 30 days to get a test report from the concerned department.

At the same time, you have the option to release the shipment by providing a test bond.

What Is The Use Of Test Bond?

What Is The Use Of Test Bond?

Test bonds will help you to avoid the demurrage charges. Many times customs raise the query on the composition of the item.

For example, If you declare the composition of gods as 60% Cotton and 40% Nylon Woven Dyed Fabric at the time of bill of entry filing.

At the time of assessment or examination, The proper officer raised the query. He has doubts about the composition of goods.

At that time importer had two options the clear the shipment.

First option:- Produce the Test report of said fabric.

Second option: –  Request customs to send fabric for testing and clear the goods under the provisional bill of entry.

To avail of the benefit of provisional assessment, you need to put up a request letter.

The request letter format is given below for you. 

As per your request, The customs will allow you to release the shipment under test bond, and your bill of entry is assessed as a provisional bill of entry.

And mark the sample for testing at CRCL (Central Revenues Control Laboratory).

Normally it will take 3 to 5 weeks to get a rest report from CRCL.

So, to avoid the demurrage charges, you release the shipment under the Test Bond.

By using these facilities you can release your shipment from customs without any additional charges. and you can complete your order timely.

Test Bond For Customs Clearance.

To

THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA

Through: THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS

CUSTOMS HOUSE

NEW DELHI 110037

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS M/S [M/S XYZ  PVT. LTD. 52/55, PHASE –II, NOIDA, GAUTAM BUDH NAGAR, U.P]

CALLED THE ‘IMPORTER’ WHICH EXPRESSION SHALL INCLUDE ITS SUCCESSORS /HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES) ARE HELD AND FIRMLY BOUND UNTO THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA HEREINAFTER CALLED THE ‘PRESIDENT'(WHICH EXPRESSION SHALL INCLUDE HIS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNOR) IN THE SUM  OF RS……………………………………………………)TO BE PAID TO THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA FOR WHICH PAYMENT  WILL BE TRULY MADE, WE BIND OURSELVES, OUR SUCCESSORS, HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES FIRMLY BY THESE PRESENTS

(SEALED WITH OUR SEALS) THIS__________ DAY OF _______ 20_______

WHEREAS THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, DELHI AIR CARGO (HEERE IN AFTER CALLED THE PROPER OFFICER …’)HAS AGREED TO MAKE PROVISIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE GOODS DESCRIBED IN THE SCHEDULE BELOW IMPORTED BY THE IMPORTER PENDING SUBMISSION OF FURTHER DOCUMENTS AND FURNISHING INFORMATION AND VALUATION OF IMPORTED GOODS BY CAUSING FURTHER INQUIRIES SUCH AS OBTAINING CONTEMPORARY PRICE OF THE GOODS FROM OTHER PORTS/CUSTOMS HOUSE, DRAWL OF SAMPLES FOR TEST PROPER OFFICER HAS AGREED TO ALLOW CLEARANCE OF THE GOODS UPON THE IMPORTER AGREED TO FURNISH SUCH BOND AS IN HEREIN CONT

NOW THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE WRITTEN BOND IS SUCH THAT

IF THE IMPORTER SHALL WITHIN________ DAY OF WITHIN SUCH EXTENDED PERIOD AS THE PROPER OFFICER maY ALLOW PRODUCE SUCH DOCUMENTS AND FURNISH SUCH INFORMATION AS MAY BE CALLED FOR BY THE PROPER OFFICER AND

IF THE IMPORTER PAYS TO THE PRESIDENT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DUTY FINALLY ASSESSED AND THE DUTY PROVISIONALLY ASSESSED AND THE DUTY  PROVISIONALLY ASSESSED IN RESPECT OF THE GOODS MENTIONED IN THE BELLOW, AND

IF THE IMPORTER DELIVERS OR CAUSES TO BE DELIVERED TO THE PROPER OFFICER WITHIN ONE MONTH OR SUCH EXTENDED PERIOD OF A DEMAND BEING MADE BY THE PROPER OFFICER A VALID IMPORT LICENSE COVERING THE ENTIRE GOODS MENTIONED IN THE SCHEDULED BELOW, AND

IF THE IMPORTER DELIVERS OR CAUSES TO BE DELIVERED TO THE PROPER OFFICER WITHIN ONE MONTH OR SUCH EXTENDED PERIOD OF A DEMAND BEING MADE BY THE PROPER OFFICER, FOR DEBITING THE DIFFERENTIAL VALUE PROVISIONALLY ASSESSED AND FINALLY ASSESSED AND

IF THE IMPORTER PAYS TO THE PRESIDENT ANY PENALTY AND FINE THAT MAY BE ADJUSTED IN LIEU OF CONFISCATION OF THE SAID GOODS FOR IMPORTATION OF THE GOODS OR PART THEREOF WITHOUT A VALID IMPORT LICENSE, THEN THE ABOVE WRITTEN BOND SHALL BE VOID AND OF NO EFFECT OTHERWISE THE SAME SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND VIRTUE.

AND IT IS HEREBY AGREED AND DECLARATION BY AND BETWEEN THE PARTIES AS FOLLOWS:

  1. THE BOND IS GIVEN UNDER THE ORDERS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNENT FOR THE PERFORMANCE AS AN IN WHICH THE PUBLIC ARE INERESTED
  2. THE PRESIDENT THROUGH THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS PIPAVAV OR OTHER OFFICER MAY RECOVER THE SAID SUM OF RS……………………… (…………………………………………………………………………………………..) IN THE MANNER LAID DOWN IN SUB SECTION (1) OF SECTION 142 OF CUSTOMS ACT, 1962, WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO ANY OTHER MODE OF RECOVERY.
  3. THE GUARANTEE HERE IN CONTAINED SHALL NOT BE DETERMINED OF EFFECTED BY THE LIQUIDATION OR WINDING UP TO THE IMPORTER’S FIRM/COMPANY.

THE IMPORTER HAS SOUGHT TO EXECUTE THIS BOND FOR PROVISIONAL ASSESSMENT IN TERMS OF SECTION 18 OF THE CUSTOMS ACT,1962 AND BIND THEMSELVES UNDER THIS BOND TO PRODUCE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AND TEST RESULTS

THE SCHEDULE OF IMPORTED GOODS

BILL OF ENTRY NO & DATE           :

INVOICE NO & DATE                       :

AWB NO & DATE                             :

DESCRIPTION OF GOODS              :

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN                     :

QUANTITY AS PER INVOICE          :

ASSESSABLE VALUE RS                   :

BASIC DUTTY                                    :

SWS                                                    :

IGST                                                    :

TOTAL DUTY                                     :

TEST BOND VALUE                          :

IN WITNESS – WHERE THE IMPORTER HAVE HERE IN SET AND SUBSCRIBE ITS HANDS AND SEALS THE DAY, MONTH, AND YEAR FIRST ABOVE

By clicking on the below button, you can download the Test Bond Format.

I’m sure most of the importers are not aware of this facility, but by using this facility you can save time and money.

Test Bond Request Letter Format

To,

THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS

GROUP .3

NEW CUSTOM HOUSE

IGI AIRPORT

NEW DELHI-110037

SUB: PERMISSION FOR CLEAR THE GOODS UNDER TEST BOND

Ref.B/E.No. _________ Date. _________

Sir,

Concerning the above, the Bill of Entry goods is examined by Customs, and samples are drawn for testing for the composition of goods from CRCL. It will take a minimum of 20 to 30 days for the test report.

So we are requesting to your good self to allow us the clearing the goods under Test Bond. If the report from CRCL (Central Revenues Control Laboratory) comes negative as described in the description we are liable to pay the customs duty along with interest before the Bill of Entry is changed final assessment from the provisional assessment.

Thanking you.

Yours truly

For XYZ PVT LTD.

Authority Signatory

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1 Response

  1. samar says:

    Thanks !!!

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