The Customs Act, 1962
58. LICENSING OF PRIVATE WAREHOUSES. –
(1) At any warehousing station, the 1[Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs] may license private warehouses wherein dutiable goods imported by or on behalf of the licensee, or any other imported goods in respect of which facilities for deposit in a public warehouse are not available, may be deposited 2[***].
(2) The 1[Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs] may cancel a licence granted under sub-section (1)—
(a) by giving one month’s notice in writing to the licensee; or
(b) if the licensee has contravened any provision of this Act or the rules or regulations or committed breach of any of the conditions of the licence:
Provided that before any licence is cancelled under clause (b), the licensee shall be given a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
(3) Pending an enquiry whether a licence granted under sub-section (1) should be cancelled under clause (b) of sub-section (2), the Assistant Commissioner of Customs may suspend the licence.
1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1999, sec. 100, for “Assistant Commissioner of Customs” (w.e.f. 11-5-1999). Earlier the words “Assistant Commissioner of Customs” were substituted by Act 22 of 1995, sec. 50, for the words “Assistant Collector of Customs” (w.e.f. 26-5-1995).
2. The words “without payment of duty” omitted by Act 55 of 1991, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 23-12-1991).