Stakeholder consultation/comments are invited on Draft Shipping Bill & Bill of Export regulations for Non-EDI locations or for Manual clearance and proposed Manual Shipping Bills Forms- SB I, SB II, SB III & SB IV.
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION(i)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
(CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE & CUSTOMS)
Notification No. /2017-Customs (N.T.)
New Delhi, the June, 2017
G.S.R. (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 157, read with Sections 50 and 60, of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the Shipping Bill and Bill of Export (Form) Regulations, 1991, except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby makes the following regulations, namely: –
REGULATION 1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These regulations may be called the Shipping Bill and Bill of Export (Forms) Regulations, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
REGULATION 2. Shipping Bill. – A shipping bill along with declarations as provided in the Annexure to be presented by an exporter of goods shall be in the form SB I or SB II, as applicable, appended to these regulations.
REGULATION 3. Bill of Export. A bill of export along with declarations as provided in the Annexure to be presented by an exporter of goods shall be in the form SB III or SB IV, as applicable, appended to these regulations.
REGULATION 4. Specifications of Shipping Bill and Bill of Export (Form). – The Shipping Bill and Bill of Export forms shall be in accordance with the following specifications, namely :-
(a) the forms shall be printed on foolscap size of paper measuring 34.5 cms by 21.5 cms and shall have the following margins namely :-
(i) top -1.5 cms, (ii) bottom -1.5 cms, (iii) left -1.8 cms, (iv) right – 0.5 cms. The layout of the forms and the sizes of the boxes shall be as per the layout and boxes shown in the forms.
(b) the forms shall be printed on paper of grammage 70 to 85 grams per square metre; the paper should be stable in conditions of 50 to 60 per cent relative humidity;
(c) the captions inside the boxes of the forms should be printed in 6 pt. mono sans-serif and should be located as near as possible to the top left of the boxes;
(d) the forms shall be filled in by using a typewriter or computer only.