A round table meeting was held between the Delhi Customs and the GJEPC at the Council’s office in Jhandewalan, New Delhi on 11th December. The meeting aimed to address the issues faced by the jewellery exporters and find mutually beneficial solutions.
The meeting was attended by Shri Samanjasa Das, Chief Commissioner of Delhi Customs, Ms. Simmi Jain, Principal Commissioner of Customs (ACC Import), Mr. Zubair Riaz, Commissioner Customs (Airport) and Ms. Vineeta Sinha, Additional Commissioner (Exports), along with Shri Ashok Seth, Regional Chairman (North) of GJEPC, Shri Anil Sankhwal, Committee of Administration (CoA) Member of GJEPC, Dr. Rajendra Bhola, Chairman of IIGJ Delhi and other members of the trade and the Council Secretariat.
The participants discussed various issues related to the jewellery export process, such as the Export Data Processing and Monitoring System (EDPMS), the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Hand Carriage exports, and the possibility of shifting the jewellery examination to IGI Airport T3. The Customs officials assured the exporters of their cooperation and support in resolving the issues and agreed to form a committee to review the SOP. They also expressed their willingness to consider the representations submitted by GJEPC on the EDPMS issue and the simplification of the jewellery examination process.
After the meeting, the Customs officials were invited to visit the IIGJ Delhi and IIGJRLC (Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery Research Laboratory Centre), where they appreciated the efforts of the institutes in imparting quality education and training to the gems and jewellery sector.
Shri Anil Sankhwal concluded the meeting by thanking the Customs officials for their prompt and positive response to the issues discussed. He also appreciated their initiative to form a Committee to review the SOP and resolve the outstanding matters.
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