The Customs Act, 1962
146. CUSTOM HOUSE AGENTS TO BE LICENSED. –
(1) No person shall carry on business as an agent relating to the entry or departure of a conveyance or the import or export of goods at any customs-station unless such person holds a licence granted in this behalf in accordance with the regulations.
(2) The Board may make regulations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section and, in particular, such regulations may provide for –
(a) the authority by which a licence may be granted under this section and the period of validity of any such licence;
(b) the form of the licence and the fees payable therefore;
(c) the qualifications of persons who may apply for a licence and the
qualifications of persons to be employed by a licensee to assist him in his work as an agent;
(d) the restrictions and conditions (including the furnishing of security by the licensee) subject to which a licence may be granted;
(e) the circumstances in which a licence may be suspended or revoked; and
(f) the appeals, if any, against an order of suspension or revocation of a licence, and the period within which such appeals shall be filed.