Celebrating 50 years since the passage of the Customs Act of 1962, this book describes the functions of the Indian customs institution. It provides information about the role India's customs plays in facilitating international trade, enforcing prohibitions and restrictions on the import and export of goods, preventing smuggling and drug trafficking, and ensuring public health, economic security, and national safety. It also contains photographs that reveal the past, evolution, and international role of Indian customs.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs is a part of the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance in India's government. It formulates policy concerning the levy and collection of customs and central excise duties, the prevention of smuggling, and the administration of matters relating to customs, central excise, and narcotics.