Revenue laboratories are being upgraded for testing of goods imported says CBEC

Vastavam web: The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said its revenue laboratories are being upgraded and it has been decided that field formations may forward samples of goods imported or exported to laboratories functioning under other ministries or departments.The CBEC in this regard has come out with a list of facilities for testing samples of some specific goods being imported or exported.The Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL) has identified the items whose samples cannot be tested in their laboratories at present, the CBEC said.
CRCL has also identified the laboratories functioning under the other ministries, departments and organisations where the samples could be tested.”However, until revenue laboratories are upgraded, as a measure of trade facilitation, the board has decided that field formations may directly forward samples of goods” to suggested laboratories, it said.
In cases of live consignments which cannot be cleared without getting the test reports due to its hazardous nature or for any other reason, “the samples shall be forwarded to the concerned laboratory at the earliest”.