Customs Authorities

The customs administration vests in CBEC for implementing the provisions of the Customs Act.1962. There are two main wings of Customs House. In the 'Appraisement' wing the job of collection of revenue is assigned, while the 'Preventive' one aims at prevention of smuggling.

The Customs authority functions under the Ministry of Finance (MoF) with the Central Board of Excise & Customs at the apex. The board is headed by a Chairman and assisted by Members.