remember the burden of proof is with the customs officers, so ask to see the ruling etc.
i have not came across anywhere, where it say that airguns are to be brought in as cargo.
what difference does it make if it is in personal baggage or otherwise, if its lieable for duty it is liable. have not read anywhere that says different rules of bringing in items attracts different duty etc.
it is the case of how has the upper hand. always ask to show you where it say so. (they wont)
what is cargo?
i have read that air guns are to be treated at arms, this was in the baggage rules. what it appears is that Arms Act does not classify airguns as firearms, but other agency ie customs do. so it is a case of right had gives you right to live and the left hand takes away that right. inconstancy.
if i have anything i will let you know
-- Thu Oct 29, 2009 15:12 --
or just put a RTI to the customs to give clarification and any notices.
-- Thu Oct 29, 2009 15:42 --http://www.nrai.in/not2.pdf
what 100% duty to club members?
again this deals with .177 club members.
so where are the notification given by the customs. ask them that.