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F.No.: 609/46/2010-DBK

New Delhi, the 26th April, 2010.

F.No. 609/46/2010–DBK
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs


All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Excise/ Cus & Central Excise
All Commissioners of Customs / Excise/ Cus & Central Excise
All Director Generals of CBEC/ CDR CESTAT

Subject: Brand Rate of Duty Drawback- Post Audit by the Board - regarding.

Sir / Madam,

I am directed to refer to Board’s Circular No. 13/2004-Cus dated 12.2.04 whereby it was desired that the one set of complete documents relating to fixation of Brand Rate of Duty Drawback should be sent to the Directorate General of Export Promotion (DGEP) for post audit. The work relating to Post Audit of the Brand Rate claims was thereafter transferred from the DGEP to the Drawback Division of the Board vide Circular No. 1/2008-Customs dated 9.1.08.

2. The work relating to the Post Audit of Brand rate claims was being handled by the Board so far as it was felt that the field formations would take some time to develop expertise in this work. As more than 7 years have passed since the work relating to fixation of Brand Rates of Duty Drawback was transferred to the field formations, the matter has been reviewed. The field formations are advised not to send the brand rate letters / applications etc to the Board for post audit anymore. They may, however, continue to get the letters post / pre-audited as per para 3 (ix) of the Board’s Circular No. 14/03-Cus dated 6.3.03. They may also maintain all records pertaining to brand rate fixation for subsequent reference and auditing by Internal Audit and C&AG Audit as per para 3(x) of the same circular.

3. The receipt of this instruction may please be acknowledged. The instruction may be brought to the notice of the officers. Difficulties faced, if any, in implementation of this Instruction may be brought to the notice of the Board immediately.

Yours faithfully,


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