Finally, customs allows export of non-perishable commodities
The cargo terminal at the international airport is expecting a considerable change in its commodity profile soon, as the customs department has issued a notification which would encourage exporters to consign non-perishable commodities (general cargo). It has been receiving 99% of perishable commodities ever since it was declared as a cargo port in 2011.
Exporters here had been accusing customs authorities of discouraging and turning away non-perishable consignments and making them run from pillar to post on the same. They had been complaining that only perishable commodities will not help increase the volume of cargo being lifted from here after the much-awaited launch of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) facility.
Following several representations received from exporters and importers from the Trichy International Airport, the commissioner of customs (preventive) has issued a notification by activating Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). Since the notification has come into force, a number of exporters particularly from the neighbouring district like Karur (dealing textile and garment) and ancillary industries is Trichy will begin using Trichy cargo terminal.