Ministry of Finance
Government of India

Attention!
Importers/Customs Brokers
Important amendments regarding filing of Bill of Entry (BE) w.e.f. 29.03.2021

(Section 46 of Customs Act)

♣ BE to be filed in advance as per the following time-limits: 

BE is to be filed latest by end of the day of arrival of the Vessel/Aircraft/Vehicle 1. Imports from Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at all Sea Ports

2. All imports at all Air Cargo complexes

3. All imports at all Land Customs Station (LCS)

BE is to be filed latest by end of the day Preceding the day of arrival of the Vessel/Aircraft/Vehicle 1. Imports from all countries other than those mentioned above at all Sea Ports

2. All imports at all Inland Container Depot (ICD)

 ♣ Advance BE can be filed on the strength of either an MBL/MAWB or the HBL/HAWB or both. Details of MBL/MAWB in BE can be updated later, on auto-approval mode. No approval from Customs is required.

For more details, please refer to the Notification no. 34/2021 to 36/2021-Customs(NT)  dated 29.03.2021 and Circular No. 08 /2021-Customs dated 29.03.2021

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