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Illegal import of Chinese fire crackers

Posted On: 24 OCT 2019 12:09PM by PIB Chennai

Smuggling of firecrackers of Chinese origin and their illegal sale in the Indian Market is a matter of serious concern. The import of firecrackers is ‘Restricted’ and as such any person who, in relation to, acquires possession of or is in anyway concerned in carrying, depositing, harbouring, keeping, concealing, selling or purchasing or in any other manner dealing with Chinese fire crackers will be punished under Customs Act, 1962.

          The use of Chinese crackers are against Explosive Rules, 2008 and is harmful as they contain banned chemicals like red lead, copper oxide, lithium, etc. These chemicals are also highly dangerous and inimical to the environment. Buying Chinese crackers also affect our economy and pose a threat to the domestic industry.

          People are hence advised to avoid buying such hazardous Chinese crackers by looking for the labeling details. If the general public comes across any sale or storage of such Chinese crackers, they are requested to inform Chennai Customs Control room telephone no. 044 – 25246800.

          Customs department will initiate strict action against any persons who are involved in illegal import, selling and buying of Chinese crackers under Customs Act, 1962, according to the press release issued by the Principal Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Chennai.       

 

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