The Office of the Pr. Commissioner of Customs (NS-I), Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House, has issued a crucial public notice (Public Notice-07/2024) regarding the upcoming Union Budget 2024-25. This notice outlines the expected changes and their implications on the Integrated Customs and Excise System (ICES).

email: appraisingmain.imch@gov,in
Telephone No: 022-27244979

F. No. S/22-GEN-402/ 2017-18/AM (I) Pt. I Date:- 01.02.2024


Public Notice- 07/2024

Subject: – Updation of changes vide Budget 2024-25 in System- Reg.

Attention of the Trade and all stakeholders is invited to the Directions of DG (System) and Data Management vide ICES Advisory No. 01/2024 dt- 16.1.2024 for updation of changes vide Budget 2024-25- System.

1. The Union Budget 2024-25 is expected to be presented in the Parliament on 01.02.2024. Consequent to the same, the exercise of updation of Notifications and Tariff Directories in ICES Would be undertaken by nominated budget officers from Directory Management sites under the supervision of Directorate General of Systems, New Delhi, after the presentation of Budget 2024-25.

2. Consequent to the presentation of Budget on 01.02.2024, filling of Bills of Entry (BE) Would not be available from 11.00 hours onwards on 01.02.2024 till the completion of updation of all changes in ICES. Section 48 approvals would also be stopped after 11.00 hours on 01.02.2024. Other than filling of BE, all other services at ICEGATE ill continue as usual. System will also be available to officers for other functions in ICES.

3. Since Shipping Bill (SB) filing and assessment will continue as usual, in the event of changes in the Export Duty and Export Cess or other export related levies in the forthcoming Union Budget, it is advised that the respective sites shall keep a track of Let Export Order of the relevant SBs given after 1st February 2024 till the directory changes are made online. Till such time export duty or cess or any other export levies imposed, consequent to the changes owing to aforesaid Budget, should be collected manually thereon.

4. Further, while processing of BEs filed before 11.00 hours on 1st February 2024 will continue as usual, the filed formations should keep a track for Prior Bills of Entry filed before on or before 1st February 2024 for any change of duty liability before giving 00C.

5. System will be available for filing and processing of documents (BE) only after suitable updation is made in ICES according to the Budgetary changes. This is generally carried out within 48 hours in association with Directory Management sites and NIC if no substantial new levies are notified in the Budget.

6. Importers/Customs Brokers and members of the trade are advised to schedule clearance of their BE in view of timelines as indicated above.

7. Difficulties if any faced in the implementation of this Public Notice may be brought to the notice of the Additional Commissioner of Customs AM(I), JNCH, at email

This Public Notice should be considered as a Standing Order for the purpose of Officers and staff of the Department.

(P. N. Pandey)
Pr. Commissioner of Customs

Copy to:

1. The Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone-II, Nhava Sheva.

2. The Commissioners of Customs, NS-I,NS-11,NS-111, NS-V, NS-G and NS-Audit, Nhava Sheva.

3. Additional/Joint/Dy./Asstt. Commissioners of Customs, Nhava Sheva.

4. Sections/Groups/Docks/RMSFC, Nhava Sheva through JNCH website.

5. AC/DC, EDI for uploading on JNCH website.

6. All Trade members and stakeholders from JNCH website.

7. Office copy.

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