6. Procedure for applying for Waiver of demurrage
In deserving cases, on merits, demurrage charges may be waived by AAI as per
the AAI’s Waiver Policy approved by the Board. The application for waiver in
such cases must be submitted to the General Manager-Cargo/Dy. General
Manager-Cargo, AAI of the respective airport, within 15 days from the date of
‘passed out-of-charge’ by the customs quoting the reasons for delayed clearance
of consignment along with the following supporting documents Xerox copies:
- Air Waybill/House Airway Bill
- Bill of Entry/Baggage Declaration form
reflecting Customs remarks and stamp and date of ‘passed out-of-charges’
both the sides, in case of export shipping bill showing ‘let export
- Documentary proof to substantiate delay in
clearance viz. Detention Certificate/Medical Certificate in
original/Customs duty exemption certificate etc. as the case may be.
- Demurrage charges receipt in case delivery has
- Application for waiver of demurrage charges is
made by the importer/passenger, at their own risk and responsibilities in
as much as that if waiver is not found admissible, demurrage charges is
levied for the entire period.
- In case the waiver is granted by AAI, the period
from the date of submission of waiver application, til the decision is
communicated, will be considered as processing period and condoned. If the
decision is communicated by post, additional 3 days actually taken in post
whichever is less shall be considered in processing period.
- An appeal against the decision of rejection of
the application for waiver can be made to the next higher authority than
the deciding authority. The appeal shall be filed within a period of 15
days of communications of such decision. The decision of the appellate
authority, however, will be treated as final.