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Instruction No. 02/2018-Customs


Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise and Customs

New Delhi, dated 7th February. 2018


All Pr. Chief Commissioners of Customs / Chief Commissioners of Customs/ Customs (Preventive)/ Customs and Central Excise.

All Pr. Commissioners/ Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Preventive)/ Customs and central Excise

Madam/ Sir,

Subject: Extending eSANCHIT application on all EDI locations: reg.

Kind attention is invited to circular 40/2017-Customs dated 13th October, 2017 on pilot implementation of application for uploading of supporting documents electronically i.e. eSANCHIT at ACC, New Delhi and Chennai Customs House. Subsequently, eSANCHIT was further extended to 1CD Tughlaqabad, ACC Sahar, JNCH, Nhava Sheva. Mumbai and other major Customs Houses across the country.

2. Now, based on the reports and feedback received so far, it has been decided to extend eSANCHIT to all EDI locations on a voluntary basis. Though this facility would be provided to trade on a voluntary basis, it must be ensured, in preparation for making this facility mandatory, that every Customs broker and self-filer (all ICEGATE users) develops the capability to use eSANCHIT as envisaged in Customs circular 40/2017. Outreach programs may be carried out for Customs Brokers who have not yet started using eSANCHIT, keeping in view that such brokers may not be able to file Bills of Entry on ICEGATE once the facility is made mandatory. All Chief Commissioners are requested to regularly monitor the levels of usage of eSANCHIT.

3. Therefore, you are requested to issue Public Notices by 9th February, 2018, notifying the availability of this facility to trade on a voluntary basis. Step by step procedure to upload supporting documents with digital signatures at eSANCHIT and a list of FAQs is already published at haps:// on ICEGATE website.

4. Further, problems/queries, if any, faced during the functioning of this facility may be addressed by email to and References in hard copy may be sent to Commissioner (Single Window), 5th Floor, Hudco Vishala Building, B–Wing, Bhikaji Cama Place. R.K Puram, New Delhi– 110066.

Yours sincerely,

OSD (Cus-IV)

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