Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing and
ratifying an Agreement between India and Jordan on Cooperation and Mutual
Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters.
Agreement will help in the availability of relevant information for the
prevention and investigation of Customs offences. The Agreement is also
expected to facilitate trade and ensure efficient clearance of goods traded
between the countries.
The Agreement would provide a legal framework for
sharing of information and intelligence between the Customs authorities of the
two countries and help in the proper application of Customs laws, prevention
and investigation of Customs offences and the facilitation of legitimate trade.
The draft text of the Agreement has been
finalized with the concurrence of the two Customs Administrations. The draft
Agreement takes care of Indian Customs' concerns and requirements, particularly
in the area of exchange of information on the correctness of the Customs value,
tariff classification and origin of the goods traded between the two countries.