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Launch of Indian Customs EDI System - (ICES — 1.5) for Imports and Exports, at ICD Kheda, [IN KHD 6] District-Dhar, Madhya Pradesh

.) F. No. I(Gen)30-25/04-05/EDI/Comp./31428-30 Dated 30.03.2017 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. 03/2017-cus Sub:- Launch of Indian Customs EDI System - (ICES - 1.5) for Imports and Exports, at ICD Kheda, [IN KHD 6] District-Dhar, Madhya Pradesh- Reg. It is brought to the notice of all exporters, importers, CHAs, Custodians, Banks, Trade and all concerned that the computerized processing of Bills of Entry and Shipping Bills under the Indian Customs EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) System, hereinafter referred to as ICES 1.5, will commence from 31.03.2017. Inland Container Depot Kheda [IN KHD 6] developed by M/S All Cargo Logistics Limited, Village Kheda, Pithampur District-Dhar, Madhya Pradesh- which was notified as Inland Container Depot (ICD) vide Notification No.04/2009-Cus.(N.T.) Dated 06.01.2009 as amended by corrigendum dated 20th January2009 issued by Central Board of Excise and Customs under Section 8(a) of the Customs Act, 1962. Posts with effect from the date(s) of actual deployment of the officer(s) for a period of one year initially- Grade Dy./Asst. Commissioner Superintendent /Appraiser Inspect or EA/TA Havaldar/ Head Havaldar (Gr. D) Total No. of Post(s) 1 1 1 - 03 All other requir .....

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-Code is registered for exports, the same shall hold good for imports also. The DGFT has notified certain generic Codes for certain classes of importers in the EXIM Policy and exempted them from taking a specific IE Code. Such importers should use respective codes for filing the Bill of Entry. However, if an importer does not fall in the exempted category and also does not hold specific IE Code, he should use the Code 0100000053 for personal effects and "0100000001 " for all other imports. In such cases, the Bill of Entry shall automatically appear on the computer screen of the concerned Assistant / Deputy Commissioner for online approval. 1.2 Registration of Customs Broker in ICES Customs Brokers are required to register their details in the ICES at the respective Custom Houses from where they have been licensed. If they intend to operate at other stations, the intimation of the same should be registered in the ICES at the respective stations. In case the Custom House from where the Customs Broker has been licensed is not yet brought under ICES, such Customs Brokers should approach the Customs authorities indicated in the enclosed chart against respective Custom Houses. .....

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. 1.7 Country Codes: Wherever in the Bill of Entry or IGM, etc., a reference to country name is required to be made appropriate Code of the country as indicated in the list of country codes appended to this Public Notice should only be used. List of Country Codes attached as Appendix 6. 1.8 Port Codes: All the ports of the world have been codified by United Nation and allotted UN LOCODEs. Appropriate port code should only be indicated wherever reference to the port name is required to be made in a Bill of Entry and IGM or any other document. It is not possible to attach list of all port codes being too large. Correct code may be obtained from the respective Carriers or checked from UN website. (http://www.unece.org/cefact/tocode/) 1.9 Registration of DGFT Licenses If the imports are against any of the DGFT Exim Licenses, such license should be first registered in the ICES and the Registration No. should be indicated against each item of goods in the Bill of Entry. No separate registration shall be required for those licenses which are received by Customs from DGFT online. Such licenses shall automatically be registered in ICES and can be utilized for debit against a Bill of Entry a .....

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he prevailing rates and shall make the payment of the Service Tax to the Govt. exchequer. Note 2:-The above charges include data entry of the documents, check list printing and print out of the assessed document and out charge. The check list will be provided free of charge till they are certified to be free of mistake by the customer. However, in cases where the customer wants to incorporate corrections in the original declarations provided by him, check list will be provided at an additional cost of ₹ 10. Any check list in respect of remote filing of the Bill of Entry will cost ₹ 10. 2. Filing of IGM/SIGM/SMTP / Consol Manifest: The Shipping lines or other persons as envisaged under Section 30 of the Customs Act, 1962 shall submit the Sub Import General Manifest (SIGM)/ Consol Manifest through the Service Centre at (ICD) - Kheda, Dhar on all working days from 10.00 A.M to 17.00 P.M. However, the Manifest can also be electronically filed through ICEGATE on 24 hours basis. The IGWSIGM/SMTP/Consol Manifest should be presented at the service centre counter in the prescribed Performa. (Annexure B). A checklist would be generated by the Service Centre which would be verifie .....

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d present the same to the service centre operator along with copy(ies) of import invoice and packing list. Details of information in Annexure 'C' should be correct, complete and legible. Incorrect and invalid entries may get rejected on entry of data. The Service center shall accept the declarations in Annexure C during the working hours of Port. The system would accept data entry of Annexure 'C' only if it finds that the SMTP No. and Bill of Lading matches the corresponding line number of the IGM. The system will accept only one declaration against a line number. If the declaration is not accepted, the Customs Broker/ importer should verify the particulars. (ii) Once the IGM is filed in the Customs Computer System, whenever a Bill of Entry pertaining to any line in the said IGM is filed, the system will cross verify the details of IGM No., the Bill of Lading, etc., and the Bill of Entry would be accepted only if the relevant particulars match with those in the IGM. If any Bill of Entry is not accepted by the system, the importers/Customs Brokers should verify whether the IGM Nos. or the Bill of Lading Nos. have been correctly furnished in the Annexure 'C' s .....

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ist in token of correctness of the entered data. (ix) The Operator shall submit the authenticated electronic checklist to the system. The system will then generate a B/E. No., which would be endorsed on the printed checklist and returned to the Customs Broker/Importer. The Bill of Entry No. shall be in a running serial number of all the Custom Houses operating on consolidated ICES 1.5. The Bill of Entry Numeric No. shall be suffixed with the date of filing. Thus Numeric number combined with date shall be a Bill of Entry Number. Since running number sequence is common for all-India basis, the Bill of Entry number may not be continuous. (x) The Operator shall retain the original Anncxurc 'C' declarations with copies of invoice and packing list and shall hand over all the check lists to Lhe Custotns Authorities periodically. 3.2 Remote filing through IC.EGATE The Customs brokers/Importers having internet facility in their offices can file electronic Bill of Entry from their premises. They have also been facilitated by providing submission of customs documents under digital signature. For this purpose they should 'one time' register their details with ICEGATE. Detailed .....

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3.1 (iii) to (vii) may be kept in mind while Filing in RES software too. 3.3 Self Assessment The bill of entry shall be deemed to have been filed and self-assessment of duty completed when, after entry of the electronic declaration in the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System either through ICEGATE or by way of data entry through the service centre, a bill of entry number is generated by the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System for the said declaration. 4. Processing of Bill of Entry for Assessment (i) Once the Bill of Entry is submitted in the system, the ICES validates the details from various directories maintained in the system and calculates the value from the foreign currency to Indian Rupees applying the exchange rates as applicable on the date of submission of the Bill of Entry in the system and determines the assessable value for levy of duty. Directories of the rates of duty as applicable on the goods on the relevant dates are also maintained in the system. ICES calculates the amount of duty leviable on the goods on the basis of rates of duty specified in the Customs Tariff, Central Excise Tariff, Cess Schedules, various notifications imposing rat .....

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and a print out of the assessed Bill of Entry along with 3 copies of TR-6 challans will be made available to the Customs Brokers/ Importers for payment of duty and getting the goods examined if required, and for out of charge. In so far as the NMI/DEC cases (e.g. Custom Notification Nos. 051/96 dated 23.07.96, 39/96 dated 23.07.96) are concerned, the debiting in the License, etc., would be required to be done by the Appraiser/ Superintendent in the Import Shed. Examination of such goods would be carried out as per the prescribed norms. 4.2 Second Check Appraisement The electronic B/E will be assessed on the basis of the claims made in Annexure 'C' In case the Assessing officer does not agree with the claim regarding tariff classification, notifications, declared value, etc., he shall raise a query in the system. On approval by the AC/DC (Group), the query will be printed in the Service Centre for being passed on to the Customs Broker/Importer. Replies to the queries will be submitted in the Service Centre which will be fed in the system. In case the importer agrees with the classification/valuation proposed by the assessing officer, the B/E would be assessed accordingly. Th .....

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n and shall deposit duty amount with the designated bank. 4.4 Audit After completion of assessment from the Assessing Officer, the B/E will be moved to the Auditors screen electronically for doing concurrent audit. The audit officer will check all the details in the B/E and the assessment done by the Appraiser/Superintendent. If the Audit Officer is in agreement with the assessment, the audit is completed and the B/E shall automatically move to the AC/DC screen. If the Audit Officer is not in agreement with the assessment, then he shall indicate his objection online and forward the document back electronically in the system to the Assessing Officer for consideration of the audit objection. The Audit Officer has the facility to view all the details in the B/E but has no authority to make any change in the data declared by the importer on the Bill of Entry. After the dispute is settled, the Auditor shall clear the Bill of Entry in Audit. This concurrent audit will be in place till the RMS is rolled out for the location. 4.5 Printing of Assessed copy of Bill of Entry After completion of assessment, print out of one assessed copy of Bill of Entry and 3 copies of TR-6 Challan shall be g .....

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y Order& Bill of Lading c) Invoice in original d) Packing List in original e) Certificate of origin, in original, if required. f) Exemption Certificate, in original, if the notification so requires. g) Copy of the Bond or undertaking executed, if any. h) GATT declaration duly signed by the importer. i) Technical literature, if required. j) License, in original, and a photocopy of the licence. k) Any other document/ certificate necessary for the clearance of goods. Note: The list of documents from S. No (e) to (k) is not a mandatory requirement and may be required on case to case bases. As a measure of simplification the CBEC vide its Circular No. 01/2015 dated 12/01/2015 provided the importers/exporters with an option to merge their Commercial invoice and packing list if it contains the following data fields/information in addition to the details in a commercial invoice: a. Description of Goods; b. Marks and Numbers; C. Quantity; d. Gross Weight; e. Net Weight; f. Number of Packages; g. Types of Packages (such as pallet, box, crates, drums etc.). (ii) The Inspector/Examiner will complete the goods registration and examine the goods, wherever prescribed. After the examination re .....

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rder of clearance to the Custodian along with the importer's copy of the Bill of Entry. The custodian shall issue the Gate Pass after verification of the correctness of Bill of Lading and number of packages, etc. At this stage, one copy of the order of clearance shall be returned to the importer/Customs Broker after enclosing the Gate Pass No. and date on the same. The Importer/Customs Broker will present the Importer's copy of the order of clearance to the Customs officer at the Gate along with importer's copy of the Bill of Entry and the Custodian's Gate Pass. After inspecting the packages, the order of clearance copy will be retained by the Gate officer after endorsing number of packages cleared against the order and the copies of the Bills of Entry and Gate Pass shall be returned to the importers. 6.7 The Customs copies of the Bills of Entry shall be arranged in the order of Serial Number of the order of clearance and shall be preserved in the Import Shed for 7 days to take care of part deliveries. After seven days, the Bill of Entry will be kept at the designated place for CRA Audit and record purposes. 7. Section 48 Cases Where the Bill of Entry has not been f .....

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the same manner as indicated above. On grant of Entry Inwards, the Bill of Entry shall be regularized and shall be reassessed if the duty rates have undergone any change. If there is a delay of more than 30 days in the arrival of the vessel, a fresh B/E would have to be filed and the B/E already filed will automatically get cancelled by the system. 11. The Procedure for Clearance under Export Promotions Schemes Requiring DGFT Licence / Bond, etc. 11.1 Imports under DEPB Scheme DEPB Licenses shall be electronically transmitted by DGFT to the Customs system after the Shipping Bills get transmitted online to DGFT from the Custom. Such DEPB licenses shall automatically be registered in the ICES and can be utilized for debit against a Bill of Entry -after approval by the Proper officer in the system. If the DEPB license has already been partially utilized, the same shall be registered in the system only for the balance Credit and FOB of exports available for further utilization 11.2 Verification of the DEPB The DEPB shall be verified by the Export Section of the Customs station from where the exports have taken place. Procedure for verification of DEPB has been notified from time to tim .....

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. For further activities, either for debiting against a B/E or obtaining a Release Advice, only this registration number shall be used. No claim of exemption of RA against a DEPB will be entertained for un-registered DEPBs. The DEPBs which have already been partly utilized prior to the introduction of on-line processing will be registered for the balance duty credit and FOB of exports in the manner as stated above. In case any change in the data of DEPB is required to be made after completion of registration, the same shall be made by the Assistant / Deputy Commissioner. 11.4 Transfer Release Advices (i) DEPB Licenses registered in locations running on ICES 1.5 shall be available for automatic online debits against a Bill of Entry filed at any of the ports which are operational under ICES 1.5. A common Ledger of licenses shall be centrally maintained in the system for debits in respect of the Bills of Entry filed at all the ICES location operating under ICES 1.5. Therefore, no TRA shall be required. However, TRA shall be issued for NON EDI Locations which are still operating manually. For this, the TRA shall be generated in the system and a hard copy of TRA shall be issued. (ii) Th .....

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be claimed as usual against an item in the B/E under S.No.39D of Annexure 'C'. If exemption is also claimed against a DEPB under Notification 034/97-Cusdated 07.04.1997, the entries shall be made in Annexure 'C' under Serial No.39E. For DEPBBs/E, the scheme code is 'B'; therefore while claiming exemption under the DEPB, 'B' will be entered in column I of Sl.No.39E. Similarly, codes will be assigned to other schemes when they are brought on ICES. (ii) In case more than one DEPB is required to be debited against one item, the importer will be required to indicate the DEPB Registration No. and CIF value of the goods for each DEPB to cover the entire CIF value against that item. For each item claimed for exemption under DEPB, details referred to above will be required to be indicated. The System will determine the duty amount on the basis of CIF/Quantity of goods and shall debit the duty from the DEPB credit ledger and the CIF amount from the FOB of Exports. If sufficient balance to cover the CIF value and the Duty foregone is not available in the DEPB, the System will disallow submission of the B/E. (iii) For indicating the option of payment of Addition .....

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not available in the DEPB, the system will disallow submission of the B/E. In case, where importer wants to clear some quantity under DEPB Scrip and balance on duty payment, then he should clearly indicate in the B/E, the quantity/Weight for which he want DEPB/payment of duty. (ii) After assessment by Appraiser/Supdt, the B/E will move to the Auditor for concurrent audit and from auditor to A.C/D.C. After A.C/D.C confirms the assessment, assessed copy of the B/E will be printed along with TR-6 Challan (if any)and duty will be paid as usual. This procedure will be in place till RMS is introduced. (iii) Where the Appraising Officer/Supdt, during the process of assessment, denies the exemption claimed under Sl. No. 39E (column 5 and / or 7) of Annexure 'C'; changes the tariff heading or enhances the value resulting in increase in the duty amount and the value; the Appraising Officer will have the option to enter the new DEPB for CIF value corresponding Lo the enhanced duty / CIF against that item. 11.10 DEPB Debit Ledger On registration of DEPB or TRA in the System, the System will maintain the ledger for duty credit amount and export FOB. Where the exemption from both the bas .....

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rt license for availing benefits of exemption notifications will be processed under ICES 1.5. The procedure mentioned below will be followed: 12.1 Registration of License (i) Before filing of a B/E under any of such Export Promotion Schemes, the related import license will be required to be registered in the system. Data entry of the license details will be made by registration clerk. Details of the license will be furnished by the license holder in the form as per Annexure-A. The form is common for all types of licenses, some of the fields may not be applicable to a category of license, and therefore, only relevant details should be filled. It will be a pre-condition of registration of license that the IE-Code of the license holder is received by the Customs system from the DGFT system. If any information which is necessary for a particular type of license is not furnished, system will not accept such incomplete information for registration of the license. The system will maintain ledger in respect of total face value, item wise quantity and value and credit for the same will automatically be created on registration of license and debits will be made by system when electronic B/E .....

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ccn entered in the field 'Exp. Obligation:' the system will ask for entry of Bond number. Therefore, if expon obligation has not been fulfilled, the respective category of Bond should be registered before the registration of license / RA. (ii) The Bond registered against a license / RA will be utilized only in respect of the clearances against that license and at the time of filing B/E electronically, the Bond will automatically be debited by the system for the amount of duty foregone. Bond types for export promotion schemes are as under: Scheme Bond type EPCG EC DEEC DE DFRC DE REPL DE 12.3 Registration of incoming Transfer Release Advice (TRA) (i) If both sender and receiving Customs location are operating on centralized ICES Version 1.5, no TRA needs to be issued. A common centralized license ledger shall be maintained by the system for utilization of license for value and quantity. (ii) TRAs received from non-ICES location shall be registered like a license for the portion of value and quantity covered in a TRA. Only fresh TRAs will be registered in the EDI System. Partially utilized TRAs will continue to be handled manually. (iii) After successful entry of details, a c .....

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he case of electronic Bill of Entry, the system shall make debits automatically on the basis of value and quantity of item in the Bill of Entry. For debiting against manual B/E, the figures of value and quantity will be entered by the Appraiser in the system through a Menu for this purpose. Entries of debits on- the hard copy of the license will be made by the importers and certified by the Appraiser as usual. 12.7 Exemption for Spare Parts under EPCG Scheme (i) The system will create a ledger of face value and item wise value & quantity. Item No. '0' has been created for spare parts against EPCG license. 20% of the CIF of the goods debited to a license will be credited by the system as value permissible for the import of spares under exemption notification against the EPCG license. This value of spares will be within the total face value of the license, i.e., the sum of value of all items including the value of spares imported against EPCG license will not exceed the total face value of the license. (ii) No credit of value will be given for spares in case of illipurls against TRA, It may be noted that TRA is required to be obtained for spare parts also. In case of firs .....

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operator for submission of B/E in the system should ensure that license details are also correct. The operator will exercise the option of submission of B/E in the system. After submission of the B/E in the system, a check list of submitted B/E should be obtained by the Customs Broker / Importer from the service center operator. This check list will incorporate B/E number and item/license wise details of debit of qty., value and duty forgone for debit in the Bond, etc. 12.10 Assessment of B/E (i) For ease of distribution of various categories of documents among the officers, provision has been made in the system to create any one or more of sub-groups in respect of the following Exim Scheme Codes (APPENDIX 7): Group Name Exim Scheme Codes Schemes 7A 13, 14, 20 7B DEPB 7D DEEC Advance authorisation 7G EPCG 7H 22 to 28 (Except 26), 35, 36, 37 Chapter 3 schemes 7I DFIA(26) 7N 08-09 7R DFRC 7U EOU (ii) All the Bs/E in respect of schemes for which no sub-group is created will be dealt by Group (iii) The Customs Broker / Importer should present the check list obtained after submission of the B/E to the Appraiser along with all the required documents and the related license and Advance Au .....

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e. 8. ECC (Assessee's Excise Control Code) 9. Central Excise office location code Commissionerate Division Range Separate Registration would need to be made for each factory (based on the various branch codes of the IEC) in case a 100% EOU has more than one factory. 13.2 Filing of Bill of Entry Entry of Bond details (i) In the Annexure 'C' format for declaration for data entry, S. No. 18 has been added to capture the details of registration of various Bonds including the Bond for 100%EOUs. (ii) For a Bill of Entry for imports by 100% EOU indicate: - "Y" for Bond No......... if Bond is already executed with Customs at the point of import; 'C' C. Ex. Certificate No………. DT……… where the Bond is executed with Central Excise authorities; and a procurement certificate has been issued by them and 'N' where neither Bond is executed nor Central Excise Certificate is obtained before presenting the Bill of Entry. Where the option given is 'N', the system shall require the Bond to be executed after assessment but before registration of B/E for examination & out of charge. Procedure for registration of Bo .....

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. The Appraiser shall recall the relevant Bill of Entry on the screen and complete the assessment on the system after scrutiny of the documents. The system will display EOU Bond details or Central Excise certificate. The appraiser will also be able to view the details of EOU approvals. (ii) In case the importer has already executed the Bond and it is registered in the system, the system will display the amount debited in the Bond which is equal to the duty foregone. If the appraiser desires to change the amount for debiting the Bond, he can select through change option and change the amount for the Bond debit & BG. Where the BG is not required, the amount in the field of BG should be entered as 0 (Zero).The appraiser has the option of removing EOU notification where the importer is not found to be eligible for the exemption. (iii) Where the importer has not furnished Bond or central excise certificate, the system will require the assessing officer to specify the Bond amount / BG amount. The Appraiser shall specify the Bond & Bank Guarantee amount in system. After processing by the Appraiser, the B/E will be audited by the Auditor and thereafter processed by the AC/DC. After .....

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nts. The B/E will be audited by the Auditor and processed by the AC/DC. Details of notification, Bond/BG debits will be printed on the respective copies of the B/E. The procedure for execution and maintenance of Bond/BG in the system will be like any other Bond. 14A: Availing Exemption under Chapter 3 Schemes: The scrips issued under chapter 3 of the FTP 2015-2020 would follow registration as prescribed in para 12. 1(ii). The scrips issued under older FTP would follow registration prescribed in para 12. 1(i). The other applicable procedures as prescribed in FTP and Customs notifications, circulars etc would be same as detailed in para 11 & 12, wherever applicable. 15 EX-BOND Bill of Entry 15.1 This procedure will apply only to those ex-Bond Bills of Entry in respect of which the related warehousing Bill of Entry (Into Bond Bill of Entry) has been processed under ICES (Import) at the same Customs station. In the Format of Declaration at Service Center for data entry, the following details will undergo a change Option has been enabled in ACB (AC Bonds) role for entering the warehousing details as per Board Circular No. 019/2016 dated 20.05.2016. Same may be used for entry of ware .....

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ted as in the case of any Home Consumption B/E. 15.3 Debiting of Bond After obtaining the print out from Service Centre, the Importer /Customs Broker will get the Bond debited from Bond Section and get suitable endorsement on the B/E with respect to debit of Bond amount and other details. 15.4 Printing of Assessed B/E and Duty Paying Challan After the B/E has been assessed by the Appraising Officer, the Assessed copy of the B/E and duty paying challan will be available for printing at service center. The same should be obtained by the Importers/ Customs Brokers from the service center operator. 15.5 Payment of Duty Duty will be paid at the designated bank against a challan of Ex-Bond B/E in the same manner as in the case of a Home consumption B/E including e-payment. 15.6 Order of Clearance of Goods for Home Consumption (i) After payment of duty and completing any other requirement of debiting of Bond, license, etc. the assessed Ex-Bond B/E along with all other documents should be presented to the Superintendent authorized to give Out of Charge of the Ex-Bond B/E. The Superintendent shall verify that:- a) The particulars in the Ex-Bond B/E correspond to the Bond register maintained .....

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respective type of Bond in the system before filing of the B/E. The Bond will be registered by the importers specifically for a notification. Details of the Bond in respect of each notification should be furnished at S. No. 18 in the Format for declaration at Service Centre for data entry of B/E. The system will automatically debit the respective Bond for the amount of duty foregone on the basis of claim of exemption made for items in the B/E under a notification. For this purpose; a directory has been created in the system for the notification and S.No. of item in the notification which require execution of end use Bond, undertaking or re-export Bond for availing exemption. Exemption under such notification will not be permitted by the system if the respective Bond/undertaking number has not been entered at the time of data entry of B/E. Therefore, all the importers who are claiming benefits of such exemption notifications should get respective Bond accepted and registered in the system as continuity Bond of that category in respect of each notification separately. The Bond registered for one notification cannot be utilized for another notification. Bond Codes for the types Bond .....

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ty of exemption frorn various other organizations like the Ministry of External Affairs, Defense, etc. Such certificates can be entered in the system under the category of Misc. Certificates = 'MC'. The following details will be entered; MC number and date Issuing authority and address Such certificates can be viewed by Assessing Officer and also will be printed on the B/E for verification in the Shed/Docks. 19 Closure of Bond I Undertaking The Bond or undertaking would be closed by the AC/DC. When the conditions of the Bond/undertaking are complied with, the AC/DC will enter the Bond No., the system will display all the Bs/E and related Item S. Nos. in respect of which the Bond has been debited. If the conditions of the Bond have been satisfied, the option to close the Bond may be exercised, item by item. When all the items against which respective Bond has been debited are closed, the Bond can be cancelled. However, if the Sr. No. of items are closed and the Bond is not cancelled, the same will continue to be used if there is a balance in Bond amount and validity period has not expired. All the documents on the basis of which the items are closed and the Bond is cancelled .....

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and value. Bond requirement details will be printed on the BE after the assessment. The details include the type of Bond, amount and the Bank Guarantee. The Bonds will be managed centrally by Bond/BG Section. 21.2 Registration of Bond (i) The Bond module provides for registration of all Bonds / Undertakings, Bank Guarantees, Sureties, etc,.in the system. The importer shall furnish the following details for registration: - Bonds / Undertakings 1. 1EC 2. Bond Type 3. Bond Amount * 4. Revolving / Specific 5. Date of Bond 6. Date of Expiry 7. Date of enforcement 8. Whether BG YIN 9. Surety YIN 10. Cash Deposit YIN 11. Remarks * For Bonds already executed, the existing balance to be captured as opening balance in the Ledger BG Details 1. Serial No. (as given by the Bank) 2. Bank branch code 3. Bank name 4. BG amount 5. BG date 6. Expiry date of BG 7. Date of enforcement 8. Remarks Surety Details 1. Serial No. (as given by the party ) 2. Surety Name 3. Address 4. Identification particulars of surety (Customs Broker code, Chartered Accountant Registration No. etc.) 5. Remarks Cash Deposit 1. Challan No. 2. Date 3. Amount 4. Date of Deposit (ii) The Bond detail shall be entered in the Bon .....

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option to ask for Bond as the condition of assessment. The following type of Bonds can be opted: Provisional Duty Bond - General Test Bond End Use Bond / Undertaking Transit Bond Provisional Duty Bond - Project Imports Extra Duty Deposit EOU Bonds Warehouse Bond B/E Type 'W': Warehouse Bond is mandatory. EOU Bond: In case of items, where EOU Notification is claimed, EOU Bond or a procurement Certificate from Central Excise authorities is mandatory. (iii) Provisional Assessment: If any of the item is assessed provisionally, the Bond (Provisional or Test) is mandatory. The Appraising Officer has to specify Type of Bond, Bond Amount, BG %, BG amount, basis for Bond amount at the BE level. AC/DC has to confirm the action of Appraising Officer. Auditor has no option w.r.t. Bonds. However, he can view the Bonds requirements. (iv) Bond Requirement Details On completion of assessment, the Bond requirement details will be printed on the Assessed Copy of the BE. Where the Bond has not been executed before assessment, on completion of assessment and payment of duty (wherever required), the importer is required to execute the Bond in respect of the Bill of Entry in question before goo .....

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Entry and amount of Bond / BG etc. After debiting, a debit slip will be generated which can be printed one copy of slip should be attached with the B/E and other copy given to the importer. In respect of Bills of Entry where processing has not yet been automated, it would still be possible under the aforesaid Bond Management System to register the Bond in the system and utilize it against a manually processed Bill of entry as per procedure indicated above in respect of a continuity / revolving Bond. (b) Consequent upon the introduction of the Bond Management System, the Bills of Entry would be linked to the respective Bonds and the system will maintain an account in this behalf. The procedure for processing of such Bills of Entry is briefly indicated below:- (vii) Warehousing Bill of Entry (a) For Warehousing Bill of Entry, the type of Bill of Entry should be indicated as 'W'. The importer may indicate the Bond details if a continuity Bond has already been executed in the same manner as has been explained in respect of 100% EOU. The processing of warehousing Bill of Entry shall continue to be as at present in the respective groups on first come first serve basis. (b) The sy .....

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Bills of Entry by the group Appraiser and AC/DC. 22. High Sea Sales Consignments (i) This category would cover all imports where the goods have been transferred by the original importer by sale or otherwise before their clearance from Customs. The EDI system has been designed to provide for both the options, namely, the ultimate buyer paying a percentage loading over the invoice price or a fixed sum in addition to the invoice price based on the high sea sale agreement and the local invoice to arrive at the final assessable value. (ii) If the goods have been purchased on High Seas Sales basis, option 'Y' should be indicated at S.No 5C in the format. The IEC & Branch code of the original importers, i.e., Seller of goods on high seas, should be indicated. In the field of invoice details after the field of currency, new fields for indicating the costs incurred over and above the invoice value for purchasing goods on high sea sale have been added. Where such expenses are incurred, (whether actually paid or payable) as a percentage of invoice value, the percentage rate should be indicated in the field "Rate". Where a fixed amount is paid or payable over the invoice .....

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law in this behalf applies and which are notified under a notification issued under Section 4A of the Central Excise Act, 1944. It would be advisable to specify these details at Serial No. ……… (Claim of assessment) for each pack size of the imported item. For example, if tooth paste is imported in sizes of 50 gms, 100 gms.and 150 gms. it is suggested that these be noted as three separate entries in the aforesaid Serial No.(Claim to assessment) since they would be having three separate retail prices. Each article, which has different characters, specification including the difference in size of packing should be declared as separate items in the Bill of Entry with a separate unit retail sale price. (iv) The retail sale price would have to be indicated in Rupees and not in any foreign currency and should conform to the provisions of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 which came into effect from 01.04.2011,the Rules made there under or any other law in this behalf. Quantum of abatement need not be declared since the system would apply the said reduction with reference to the Central Excise Tariff Heading. Details of such items for which Retail Sale Price has been decla .....

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The S VB shall dispense with the process of renewal if the importers file the declaration in Annexure I and ensure that the concerned customs station is informed immediately regarding the same so that Provisional Bills of entry pending there for finalization can be finalized at the earliest. In case importers declare in Annexure 2 SVB inquiries shall be initiated in pursuance of Circular No. 5/2016 dated 09/02/2016 by serving upon the importers questionnaire at Annexure A and B attached to the said Circular no. 05/2016. If Extra Duty Deposit (EDD) is being obtained in such cases the same shall be reviewed and the sequence provided in para 3.2 of the said Circular No. 05/2016. All SVB investigations (other than renewal) where EDD is being obtained are required to be reviewed in terms of the said para 3.2 of Circular no. 5/2016. In cases where the importers have provided all the requisite documents, EDD should be dispensed forthwith. In cases where EDD is enhanced to 5%, due to non-submission of the documents/information by the importers, for any SVB inquiry the immediate recourse to the appropriate provisions of the Customs Act will be taken by Commissioner for obtaining the docume .....

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basis of which, the anti-dumping duty is leviable has also to be declared for computation of duty amount. The rate and amount of anti-dumping duty will be printed on the check list and copies of Bills of Entry. 26. Tariff Value (i) Notification Directory Directory for Tariff Values has been created in the system as per notification number 036/2001-Customs (NT) dated 3.8.2001, as amended. Contents of the directory are similar to anti-dumping duty directory. The amount indicated in the same column will be rate of Tariff Value per unit of measurement of quantity whereas in the case of anti-dumping duty it will be rate of duty. The rates of value are applicable to imports from all countries and all suppliers in respect of goods specified therein, the S.No. of item in the notification and system directory is the same. (ii) Filing of Bill of Entry The importers are required to declare the Tariff value notification number and S.No. of item in the notification applicable to the goods in question. For the purpose of data entry in the system, the details of Tariff Value should be indicated in Column (3) of the Table 39B (Classification Details) of Appendix-A the Format for Declaration at Se .....

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nformation relevant for assessment. For e.g., specific order for imported goods passed by CES TAT, past precedent regarding classification valuation etc. EXPORTS Computerized processing of Shipping Bills under the Indian Customs EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) System (ICES 1.5) 2. Under ICES 1.5, the computerized processing of Shipping Bills would be handled in respect ofthe following categories of Shipping Bills: 1. Duty Free white Shipping Bills 2. Dutiable Shipping Bills (Cess) 3. Drawback Shipping Bills 4. DEEC Shipping Bills 5. EPCG Shipping Bills 6. DFIA Shipping Bills 7. 100% EOU Shipping Bills 8. Jobbing Shipping Bills 9. Other Exim Scheme Shipping Bills 10. NFEI Shipping Bills 11. Reward Schemes PROCEDURE 3. The procedure to be followed in respect of filing of Shipping Bills under the Indian Customs EDI System 1.5 at ICD Kheda shall be as follows: - Under the EDI System, the Shipping Bills shall be filed electronically and processed online in an automated environment. Certain declarations and certificates, etc., that are required to be provided in hard copy should be attached with the export documents when the goods are presented for export. The following pre-requisites .....

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may please note that ICEGATE provides 24X7 Helpdesk facility for trade to report problems related to electronic filing. The ICEGATE helpdesk can be contacted on e-mail address icegatehelpdesk@icegate.gov.in and the replies to the queries shall be sent through e-mails. The Helpdesk can also be contacted on following telephone numbers: 01 123370133 and 01 1-23379020. 3.5 Registration of bank account for credit of Drawback amount:-For exports under claim of drawback, the exporter is required to open bank account with any Core Banking System branch of any bank in the country. Before filing of Shipping Bill under ICES 1.5, the exporter should approach the designated customs officer to register the details of such bank account in the ICES I . 5. Annexure E (Export) 3.6 Exchange Rates of un-notified currencies: The ICES 1.5 maintains exchange rates in respect of currencies the rates of which are notified by the Ministry of Finance on a monthly basis. However, in respect of currencies which are not covered in the notifications of the Ministry of Finance, the concerned bank's certificate indicating the exchange rate applicable for the date on which the Shipping Bill is filed should be .....

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e licences which are received from the DGFT online. 3.13 Self Sealed Container cargo: Exporters, who are allowed self-sealing of containers, should get themselves registered in the ICES 1.5 before the goods are registered for exports. 3.14 Registration of bank account for credit of Service Tax Refund amount: For exports under the claim of Service Tax Refund, the exporter is required to open bank account with any Core Banking System branch of any bank in the country. Before filing of Shipping Bill under ICES 1.5, the exporter should approach the designated customs officer to register the details of such bank account in the ICES 1.5. Annexure G (Export) 4. DATA ENTRY FOR SHIPPING BILLS 4.1 Shipping Bills can be filed through the service center located in ICD Kheda or through Remote EDI System if the Exporter or the Customs Broker has registered themselves at ICEGATE. In case the Shipping Bill is filed through Service Centre, the Exporters/Customs Brokers would be required to submit a filled up form (Annexure A) at the Service Centre with the following documents: i) A declaration of all particulars in the SB in the format placed at Annexure - A (Export) ii) Copy of Invoice iii) SDF de .....

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the same day. 4.8 Those Exporters or Customs Broker who intend to use Remote EDI System(RES) to file from their offices should download necessary software from website www.ices.nic.in which is available free of cost and register themselves with the ICEGATE. They have also been facilitated by providing submission of customs documents under digital signature. For this purpose they should one time register their details with ICEGATE. Detailed procedure for registration can be seen in New Registration Module from the website www.icegate.gov.in. To operationalize the facility to use Digital Signature Certificate for filing the aforementioned Customs process documents, the following process would be followed: (i) A web-based Common Signer utility is provided free of cost through the ICEGATE website (https://www.icegate.gov.in) for digitally signing the said Customs process documents. (ii) Exporters, customs brokers, shipping lines, and their agents are expected to use a Class Ill Digital Signature Certificate obtained from any of the Certifying Authorities, as notified by Controller of Certifying Authorities (http://www.cca.gov.in), following the due process. (iii) Exporters, customs br .....

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. Free Trade Sample S/B for FOB value above ₹ 25,000 iii. Drawback S/B where the drawback exceeds Rs. one lakh 7.2 The following categories of Shipping Bills shall be processed by the Appraiser/Supdt. (Export Assessment) first and then by the Asstt./Deputy Commissioner: i. DEEC ii. DHA iii. EOU iv. EPCG v. Any other Exim Scheme if so required 7.3 Apart from verifying the value and other particulars for assessment, the AO/Supdt. and AC/DC may call for the samples for confirming the declared value or for checking classification under the Drawback Schedule / DEEC / DFIA / EOU, etc. He may also give special instruction for examination of the goods. 7.4 If the S/B falls in the categories indicated in Paras 7.1 and 7.2 above, the exporter should check with the query counter at the Service Centre whether the S/B has been cleared by Assistant Commissioner/ Deputy Commissioner, before the goods are brought for examination. In case AC/DC raises any query, it should be replied through the Service Centre or through ICEGATE, for those Exporters/Customs Brokers who are registered with ICEGATE. After all the queries have been satisfactorily replied to, AC/DC will pass the SIB. 7.5 RMS Facil .....

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he RMS instructions. Officers shall enter the reasons in the Departmental Comments if any of the RMS instructions are not followed. The officer need not limit his scrutiny to the strict confines of RMS instructions. The officer has the freedom to go beyond the instructions and scrutinize other sensitive aspects of the SB which are not referred to in RMS instructions. Whenever the Officer assessing the SB feels that any specific RMS instruction is not in tune with the declaration in the SB, he/she should enter a detailed comment in the departmental comments and proceed to take decision as per law. The Risk Management System will also provide to the officers a category of instructions termed Compulsory Compliance Requirements (CCRs). This term refers to compliance requirements that have to be mandatorily fulfilled such as Minimum Export Price (MEP) and clearance from the Other Governmental Departments (OGDs) like Drug Control authorities, Inspection Agencies, Narcotics Commissioner and Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers etc. It may be noted that while all efforts have been made to make the RMS database containing these instructions as comprehensive as possible, certain requirement .....

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and circulars issued by the department, while performing their work. The examining officers shall ensure that the goods under examination tally with the declared description, including critical parameters like brand, model, make, number, specification, grade, purity, configuration, capacity, denier etc., which may have a direct bearing on valuation, benefits under Export Promotion schemes and classification etc. The examination of the goods and Let Export Order (LEO) shall be completed by the officers, only after ensuring that the compulsory compliance requirements (CCRs) mentioned in the RMS instructions are duly complied with. Whenever the Officers examining the cargo feel that the CCRs figuring on their screen are not applicable to any specific SB/ item, they must enter a departmental comment in the SB in the EDI specifying the reasons thereof before giving clearance. It is also clarified that officers in the shed may examine a consignment even if it is facilitated and directly selected for LEO by the RMS, if they have a valid reason for doing so. However, such examination should be done only after prior approval of the Commissioner or an officer authorised by him for this purp .....

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cers are also required to focus on the 'data quality' of the SB declarations. The assessing officer should check the description of the item, besides the correctness of classification, valuation, claim of benefits under export promotion schemes, if any, and also ensure compliance with mandatory requirements prescribed under Foreign Trade Policy and/or allied enactments. They are required to check all critical aspects of description like brand, model, make, number, specification, grade, purity, configuration, capacity, denier etc. which may have a direct bearing on valuation, classification or claim of benefits under export promotion schemes. They shall make sure that all mandatory fields in the SB are properly filled. While discharging their functions, they would be required to follow all the existing instructions [Standing Orders on the subject. In this regard, attention is invited to Standing Order No. 18/2013 dated 13.12.2013 and Public Notice No. 42/2013 dated 13.12.2013 issued by this office. The instructions contained therein are required to be followed scrupulously. Additional information, wherever required may be sought from the exporters. However, frivolous and pie .....

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he packages (the quantity and the serial numbers) to be subjected to examination. The Officer would write this information (Name of examination officer and package Srl. Nos. to be examined) on the checklist and hand it over to the exporter. He would hand over the original documents to the Examining Officer. No examination orders shall be given unless the goods have been physically received in the Export Shed. IL may, however, be clarified that Customs Officers have the discretion of examining any or all the packages/goods. 8.3 The Examining Officer may inspect and/or examine the shipment, as per instructions contained in the checklist and enter the examination report in the system. There will be no written examination report. He will then mark the Electronic S/B and forward the checklist along with the original documents to the Appraiser / Supdt. in charge. If the Appraiser / Supdt.is satisfied that the particulars entered in the system conform to the description given in the original documents and the physical examination, he will proceed to give "Let Export" order for the shipment and inform the exporter. The Appraiser / Supdt. would retain the checklist, the declaratio .....

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officers, there will normally be no further examination at the ICD. 10. GENERATION OF SHIPPING BILLS 10.1 As soon as the Shed Appraiser/ Superintendent gives "Let Export" order, the system would print 6 copies of the Shipping Bills in case of Free and scheme Shipping Bills. All copies of the Shipping Bill would be duly signed by the Appraiser / Shed Superintendent. The examination report would be signed by the Appraiser / Shed Superintendent, Examination Officer as well as exporter / representative of the Customs Broker (Name and ID Card number of the representative of the Customs Broker should be clearly mentioned below his signature). 10.2 Any other certificates required for permitting export will be retained by Customs along with the Shipping Bills. 11. PAYMENT OF MERCHANT OVERTIME (MOT) 11.1 The present manual system for payment of Merchant Overtime (MOT) charges will continue. 11.2 MOT charges will be required to be paid by exporter when the goods are examined by Customs for allowing "Let Export" beyond the normal office hours. No charges would be required to be paid on normal working days when the examination itself is being done for "Let Export" .....

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exporter, a query can be raised in the system by the Appraiser/Supdt., which needs to be approved by concerned AC/DC(Exports). The SIB will remain pending and cannot be printed till the exporter replies to the query to the satisfaction of the Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner. The reply to query if any can be submitted through ICEGATE or through Service Centre. 14 AMENDMENTS 14.1Corrections/amendments in the checklist can be made at the Service Centre provided the system has not generated the S/B number. Where corrections are required to be made after the generation of the SIB No. or, after the goods have been brought in the docks/CFS, amendments will be carried out in the following manner. 1. If the goods have not yet been allowed "Let Export", Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner may allow the amendment. 2. Where the "Let Export" order has been given, the Additional/Joint Commissioner (Exports) would allow the amendments. 14.2 In both the cases, after the permission for amendments has been granted, the Assistant Commissioner (Exports) will approve the amendments on the system. Where the print out of the SIB has already been generated, the expor .....

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licable for all exports through ICD Kheda. 20.2 The exporters who intend to export the goods through ICD Kheda under claim for Drawback are advised to open their account with the bank as stated in Para 3.5 above. This isrequired to be done to enable direct credit of the Drawback amount to the exporter's account, as no cheques would be issued for payment of drawback. The exporters are required to indicate their account number opened with the Bank. It would not be possible to accept any shipment for export under claim for Drawback in case the account number of the exporter is not indicated in the declaration form. 20.3 The exporters are also required to give their account number along with the details of the Authorized Dealer bank through which the export proceeds are to be realized. 20.4 As indicated earlier Export declarations involving a drawback amount of more than Rupees One lakh will be processed on the system by the AC/DC before the goods can be brought for examination and for allowing "Let Export". 20.5 The drawback claims are sanctioned subject to the provisions of the Customs Act 1962, the Customs and Central Excise Duties Drawback Rules 1995 and conditions pr .....

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e to the Customs authorities the Indian Financial Service Code (IFSC) of the bank branch where he operates his bank account, in addition to the core banking enabled account number, bank name and address in the prescribed format (As per the Annexure F to this Public Notice). The IFS Code No. can be obtained by the exporter from his bank branch. b) At the time of registration of the bank account with the Customs authorities the exporter will be required to produce a certificate from the bank branch, where he operates his bank account, certifying the correctness of the IFS code and bank account number of the exporter and a copy of the same shall also be submitted to the authorized bank branch at the EDI location. c) Whenever there is a change in the exporter's bank account number the same procedure is required to be followed by the exporter for fresh registration of new bank account number. d) Central Bank of India, Pithampur Branch, Distt. Dhar is authorized for disbursement of drawback amount online. 20.9 Supplementary Drawback Claims: If the drawback amount initially paid is less then entitlement the exporter can file application for supplementary claim for additional amount. F .....

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r issued by Central Excise in terms of para 5A-5B of Instruction No.603/01/2011-DBK dated 1 1.10.2013 and/or the final brand rate letter and here the above said provisional drawback amount already paid shall also be taken into account. iv) However, in case of a timely filed complete application for fixation of brand rate under rule 7, if the brand rate request is denied after verification, the rejection letter issued by Central Excise and endorsed to the Customs formation should carry the information about the details of the eligibility for the rate and cap specified in 'A' column of AIR Schedule in terms of all the Notes and Conditions with the Schedule and on this basis the Customs shall update the record and after taking into account the payments already made, finalise the claim in terms of the AIR provisions. (v) It may be noted that only the first drawback amount processed through the EDI system is electronically validated with respect to Rule 8A of Drawback Rules, 1995. Therefore, wherever there is any subsequent EDI processing on basis of the AIR, this validation must be enforced by the Customs officer for the total drawback amount against relevant tariff item. (vi) .....

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95 with the Special Advance Authorization, the procedure in Annexure I with Circular No. 29/2015-Cus dated 16.11.2015 has relevance. However, the exporter shall have to declare the figure '9807' as identifier (in the shipping bill under the Drawback details) followed by the tariff item number of the goods as shown in column (l) of the Schedule and followed by the character 'D'. Based on this, the shipping bill shall be processed for payment of provisional drawback amount equivalent to the Customs portion of these alternative AIRs. iii). The above mentioned DGFT and Customs notifications are effective from 1st September 2016. The CBEC's Systems Directorate is making all the necessary EDI related arrangements for implementation including specifying the appropriate new scheme code that would need to be declared by exporters making exports under the Special Advance Authorization Scheme cum AIR Drawback and these shall be publicized to exporters in advance by the Systems Directorate. 21. EXPORT OF GOODS UNDER 100% EOU SCHEME 21.1 The Exporters can get the export goods examined by Central Excise / Customs Officer at the factory even prior to filling of Shipping Bill. .....

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d schemes issued by DGFT would be received online by Customs. Such licenses would be subjected to the prescribed online validation checks at ICEGATE and thereafter, the same would be available for use by the exporters at the port of registration for imports. Details of such licenses would also be available on the home page of websitewww.icegate.gov.in. As mentioned above, exports under DES can be started immediately after receipt of file number message from DGFT by quoting the relevant File Number allocated by DGFT on the export documents. After issuance of licenses, exporters would be required to quote the relevant license number on the export documents. 22.2 There is no need of registration of file number / license number and obtaining a Customs Registration number at this port. As the licenses issued under DES / EPCG will now be received online from DGFT and would be available at this port, Importers would be required to produce the hard copies of the licenses issued by DGFT along with bonds / LUTs and execute BG in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Circular(s) in force and as per the statutory requirements of the relevant Customs Notifications, to the designated off .....

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p;verify the same in the EDI system. The Registration No. of the EPCG/DES would be furnished to the Exporter/Customs Broker, which would need to be mentioned on the declaration forms (Annexure D) at this port for export of goods. It would not be necessary thereafter for the Exporter/Customs Broker to produce the original EPCGDES for processing of the export declarations. 22.7 All the export declarations for EPCG/DES would be processed on the system by the Appraiser/Supdt., Export Department and the AC/DC Exports. After the declarations have been processed and accepted, the goods can be presented at the Export Shed along with EPCG/DES licences for examination and "Let Export" as in other export goods. All exporters availing of the EPCG/DES facilities are requested to immediately get their EPCG/DES registered in the EDI System so that the export declarations are processed expeditiously. 22.8 Further, exporters availing of EPCG/DES benefits in terms of various notifications should file thc relevant declarations in Annexure D (Export) along with Annexure A (Export). 22.9 It is further clarified as follows: - a. While giving details relating to EPCG/DES operations in the form .....

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id power, as accumulated through the stages of production from yarn to finished garments. There is no need for separate application or supporting documents except for making a specific choice in the Shipping bill. The rebate amount would be credited into the Exporter's A/C mentioned for drawback automatically after processing. The ROSL scheme is not mandatory for an exporter. Therefore, an exporter has to make a conscious choice to opt for the ROSL scheme by making a claim for rebate in acceptance of terms and conditions of the ROSL scheme (including under the aforementioned Circular) along with a declaration of eligibility for the rate and rebate. OPTING FOR ROSL SCHEME: The claim cum declaration of eligibility has to be made by the exporter by using specified scheme codes for drawback exports, at the item level. The options in permutation with the ROSL Scheme are being provided with separate scheme-codes as listed below: Scheme Code Description 60 Drawback and ROSL 61 EPCG, Drawback and ROSL 64 Drawback, spl AA ( 4.04A) and ROSL 65 EPCG, Drawback, spl AA(4.04A) and ROSL For EDI shipping bill, selection of the scheme-code involving ROSL scheme at the time of export shall itsel .....

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is live and valid, as the ROSL disbursal would be made to the same account. The disbursal shall be in parallel with drawback albeit separately. The status of disbursal would be displayed on ICEGATE separately. The above changes would be effective from the 20th September, 2016. Suitable public notices and standing order should be issued for guidance of the trade and officers in this regard. Difficulties, if any, may be brought to the notice of this Directorate at (nsm.ices@icegate.gov.in). 26. Filing of EGM The shipping bills shall be finally closed on receipt of Train Summary from the Custodian of ICD. The Custodian should transmit the Truck/Train Summary of the containers moved out of ICD to gateway port. The final EGM shall be filed by Shipping lines at the gateway port. 27. Monitoring of foreign exchange realization: a. The exporters filing Shipping Bills (SIBS) under drawback shall furnish a declaration to the Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner (Drawback) providing the details of all Authorized Dealers (AD), their codes and addresses through which they intend to realize the export proceeds. Such a declaration shall be filed at each port of export through which the expo .....

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. If the exporter produces a "negative statement" for a specified six monthly period from the AD/chartered accountant that no foreign exchange is pending realization for the exporter in the given period, the officer will choose option (2). The system will automatically display the S/Bs pertaining to the given period on screen and once the officer approves, all such shipping bills shall be deleted from the pendency list. j. If the negative statement furnished by the exporter gives the list of S/Bs, for a particular six month period, for which foreign exchange has not been realized (and implication foreign exchange has been realized for all other SIBS) then, the officer will choose option (3). This will allow the officer to enter the SIBS for which the BRCs are pending. Thereafter, all S/Bs except such pending S/Bs will be deleted from the list. k. The BRC entry module also enables the Department to remove the list of S/Bs from the pendency list if drawback is recovered subsequently. In such cases, the officer may choose option (l) and enter the order no./challan no. and date and also the no. and date of all shipping Bills for which the drawback has been realized. Thereafte .....

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d S.T Refund. 29.2 Registration of Central Excise registration number or service tax code number (including service tax registration number) Besides bank accounts, each exporter claiming S.T refund need to provide central excise registration number or PAN based service tax code number (including PAN based service tax registration number)and register the same in ICES 1.5. Necessary details should be provided in part 'B' of said Annexure 'A' along with self certified copy of central excise registration certificate or service tax code number certificate. This will be entered in ICES 1.5 by the designated customs officer having 'CLK' role. ICES 1.5 will verify these details with the details available from ACES. A checklist shall be printed and the exporter/his authorized representation should check its correctness and return to customs officer after signing etc. Then the details will be saved in Systems. This is one time registration and mandatory for all exporters claiming S.T Refund. ICES 1.5 will not accept shipping Bills with claim of STR if these details are not registered. Option is available with the CLK Role to modify/amend the bank account details and c .....

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