OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
NEW CUSTOM HOUSE, NEAR I.G.I. AIRPORT, NEW DELHI – 110037
Tele No. 011-25656086, FAX No. 25655348 [email protected]
No. CCCU (DZ) Cus/Tech./158/2017
PUBLIC NOTICE No. 08/2017
Subject: Pilot implementation of paperless processing under SWIFT– Uploading of supporting documents regarding.
It is brought to the notice of the trade, public and all stake holders that with the objective of reducing physical interface between Customs, other regulatory agencies and the trade, and to further enhance the speed of clearance of import cargo, it has been decided to introduce a facility to upload digitally signed supporting documents on a pilot basis at Air Cargo Complex, New Delhi. The said pilot shall cover all types of imports under ICES.
2. Attention in this regard is drawn to the CBEC Circular No. 40/2017-Customs dated 13th October, 2017 [copy enclosed], wherein, it has been communicated that the facility to upload supporting documents on ICEGATE would be opened from 20th October, 2017 on wards and members of the trade may use this facility to upload the supporting documents concerning Bills of Entry that may be filed on or after October 20th, 2017, on a voluntary basis, initially. However, after 15 days of the launch of the facility, a review will be carried out, and thereafter, it would be introduced as a mandatory requirement. Further, the procedure regarding pilot implementation of paperless processing under SWIFT has also been highlighted in the aforementioned Circular.
3. As regards requirement of a specific appraising group for which all supporting documents may be uploaded on ICEGATE for Bills of Entry filed through the ICE GATE, as per para 2 of the aforementioned circular of the Board, a Public Notice is being issued by the Commissioner of Customs, ACC (Import), New Custom House. The same may also be accessed at www.delhicustoms.gov.in/public-notice-aircargo-import.html.
4. The detailed procedure for uploading the supporting documents shall be as under:
4.1. For uploading supporting documents on ICE GATE, the authorized persons must open ICEGATE URL https://www.iceqate.gov.in/, Click on Login/Signup button for login into ICEGATE by using his/her access credentials and then Click on e-SANCHIT link provided in left vertical menu to redirect on e-SANCHIT. The step-by-step procedure for upload of supporting documents is also provided on the ICE GATE website. While preparing a job for submission on ICEGATE in their respective Remote EDI Systems (RES), the authorized persons must ensure that they have uploaded all the necessary supporting documents. A facility has also been provided on ICEGATE to the authorized persons to access and view the documents uploaded by them.
4.2. In case the authorized person seeks to provide a document after the generation of the Bill of Entry number, he/she may first upload the document on ICEGATE, obtain a unique ID Image Reference number (IRN) for the document and link that document with the corresponding Bill of Entry by submitting an amendment at the Service Center. This procedure will also apply when the authorized person submits a document in response to a query raised by Customs for a Bill of Entry.
(Sunil K. Sawhney)