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Airlines asked to help flyers fill in customs form onboard

All airlines operating flights from international destinations to India have been asked to help flyers bringing dutiable goods fill up customs form onboard. The move, customs officials say, will check delay in payment of duty by such passengers and help in zeroing in on smugglers. As per rules, which came into effect from this month, incoming passengers not carrying dutiable goods will not have to fill up customs declaration form. Earlier all passengers coming to India were to fill up these declarations. “We have asked airlines to help passengers in filling up customs form onboard. They have been asked to make flyers aware that those carrying dutiable goods have to fill up the form,” said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner of customs at IGI Airport here.
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