No operator in any major port has refused handling of Exim cargoes from any country: government
No operator at a major port has denied handling Exim cargo from any country, parliament was informed on Tuesday.
However, the Port of Adani and SEZ issued an information circular dated October 11, stating that as of November 15, APSEZ will no longer process EXIM containerized cargo from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Minister of Ports, Navigation and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal said in a statement. written answer in Rajya Sabha. The business advisory applies to all terminals … including third-party terminals in any APSEZ port. The provisions for the examination of goods are already present in the customs law of 1962, ” the minister said.
Port operators are expected to provide their services on a non-discriminatory basis. “However, the provisions relating to port restrictions can be exercised by the relevant authorities of the Indian government, Ministry of Commerce, General Directorate of Foreign Trade,” Sonowal said.
The examination of the cargo is carried out in accordance with the standards for various products and risk parameters determined from time to time on a case-by-case basis, the minister said.
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