Central Government vide Instruction F. NO. 450/25/2009-Cus-IV Dated September 7, 2016 has provided that all manufacturing firms will be be allowed Direct Port entry (DPE) for which necessary orders will be issued by CBEC, Terminals / Port should provide requisite facilities for processing of export documents by Customs.

This permission is granted in addition to existing permissions of Direct Port Entry for:

a) Refrigerated Containers.

b) Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC)

c) Motor Vehicles.

d) Perishable non-refrigerated cargo: Containers stuffed under the supervision of the Central Excise/Customs officers, containing perishable non-refrigerated cargo like onion, garlic etc.

e) Factory stuffed Cargo of Exporters having Status Certificate, 100% EOUs and units of SEZs.

f) AEO Tier-I/II/III status holders.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs

227B. North Block

Dated the 7th September, 2016


The Principal Chief Commissioner/ Chief Commissioner

lncharge of Mumbai 1/ Mumbai II/ Kolkatta /Chennai/ Thiruchirapalli/ Ahmedabad / Visakhapatnam / Cochin-reg.

Subject: Delay in issuing of Sub Manifest Transshipment Permit (SMTP) -reg.


Recently, Niti Aayog while examining the inter-ministerial issues relating to Port Eco System Efficiency Parameters has recommended that Customs will issue SMTP for transfer of cargo destined to ICDs by rail without waiting for full discharge of the vessel.

2. This recommendation has been accepted by the Board. Immediate necessary steps for implementation of this recommendation may he taken at your level.

3. It may also be strictly ensured that there is no delay in granting SMTP for the cargo meant for clearance in ICDs.

Yours faithfully

(Zubair Riaz)

Director (Customs)

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