Faceless Assessment – Standard Examination Ordrs through RMS – Phased implementation of Standardized Examination Orders through RMS

Circular No. 02/2023-Customs

F. No.450/155/2020-Cus. IV(Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs)


Room No.227B, North Block,
New Delhi, dated 11th January, 2023.


All Principal Chief Commissioners/ Chief Commissioners of Customs/ Customs
(Preventive) / Customs & Central Tax
All Principal Commissioners/ Commissioners of Customs/ Customs (Preventive),
All Principal Director Generals/ Director Generals under CBIC.

Subject: Faceless Assessment – Standard Examination Orders through RMS – Phased
implementation of Standardized Examination Orders through RMS – reg.

Reference is invited to Board’s Circular no. 16/2022-Customs dated 29.08.2022 relating
to phases in the Phase 1 implementation of the Standard Examination Orders (SEO) for goods
covered under Assessment Group 4. The Phase 1 refers to cases of risk-based selection for
examination after assessment (second check examination). Subsequently, vide the Circular No.
23/2022-Customs dated 03.11.2022, SEO was extended to goods covered under Assessment
Group 5.

2. Considering the on track implementation and feedback from the National Customs Targeting
Centre (NCTC) in above assessment groups, the Board has decided to implement SEOs through
the Risk Management System across other assessment groups, National Assessment Centre
(NAC) wise, as per the following schedule –

Sr.NAC Assmt. GroupChaptersImplement from date
1.Electrical Machineries5A, 5C,5M 8520.01.2023
2.Textile products3, 3A50 to 71 01.02.2023
3.Misc. products/Project
693 to 98 06.02.2023
4.Automobiles and instruments 5V,5S,5F,5I86 to 9224.02.2023
5.Chemicals 3 2H, 2I, 2J, 2K40 to 49 01.03.2023
6.Chemicals 22G 39 09.03.2023
7.Chemicals 12, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E
and 2F
28 to 3816.03.2023
8.Mineral Products1A2723.03.2023
9.Primary Products1, 1B01 to 2631.03.2023

4. Accordingly, the cited previous Circular shall stand modified. With the above coverage
across assessment groups as above, the relevant aspects of examination orders across FAGs
shall stand harmonized.

5. Difficulties, if any in the implementation of the above Circular may be brought to the notice
of the Board.

6. Hindi version follows.

Yours faithfully,

(Ananth Rathakrishnan)
Director to the Government of India
Tel: 011-2309 3908
email: dircus@nic.in

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