In order to do ease export of the goods, now sealing for export will be electronic in absence of the CBEC official. Presence of the Superintendent of GST is not required for sealing of export container only intimation would be suffice with effect from 01st October 2017.

Exporter Responsibility:

  • To inform the details of the premises (factory or warehouse or any other place), where container stuffing is to be carried out, to the jurisdictional customs officer.
  • The exporter should be registered under the GST.
  • Declare the physical serial number of the E-Seal at the time of filling the online integrated shipping bill.
  • Exporter shall directly procure the RFID tamper proof one time bolt seal bearing unique number from brand vendors (Brand in format ABCD XXXX XXXX) where ABCD stand for brand of vendor and 8X stand for numeric value.

Procedure for Permission of self-sealing:

  • Exporter shall inform the jurisdictional Custom Superintendent or Appraiser of Customs, at least 15 days before the first planned movement of a consignment, about the intention to follow self- sealing procedure for export goods from the factory premises or warehouse.
  • The jurisdictional Superintendent or an Appraiser or an Inspector of Customs shall visit the premises from where the export goods will be stuffed & sealed for export.
  • The Superintendent/Inspector of Customs shall inspect the premises with regard to viability of stuffing of container in the premises and submit a report to the jurisdictional Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner of Customs within 48 hours.
  • The jurisdictional Deputy/Assistant Commissioner of Customs shall forward the proposal, in this regard to the Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Customs who would grant permission for self-sealing at the approved premises.
  • Once the permission is granted, the exporter shall furnish only intimation to the jurisdictional Superintendent or Customs each time self-sealing is carried out at approved premises.
  • Self-Sealing permission once given by a Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Customs shall be valid for export at all the customs stations.
  • The customs formation granting the self-sealing permission shall circulate the permission along with GSTIN of the exporter to all Custom Houses/Station concerned.
  • Transport document for movement of self-sealed container by an exporter from factory or warehouse shall be same as the transport document prescribed under the GST Laws.
  • The exporter shall seal the container with the tamper proof electronic-seal of standard specification. The electronic seal should have a unique number which should be declared in the Shipping Bill
  • Before sealing the container, the exporter shall feed the data such as name of the exporter, IEC code, GSTIN number, description of the goods, tax invoice number name of the authorized signatory (for

Affixing the e-seal) and Shipping Bill number in the electronic seal. Thereafter, container shall be sealed with the same electronic seal before leaving the premises.

Following category of exporter don no required fresh permission (i.e. no need to follow the procedure for permission)

  • The exporter who were availing sealing at their factory premises under system of supervised factory stuffing, will be automatically entitled for self-sealing procedure.
  • All Exporter AEOs(Authorized economic operators)

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  1. Bharat Maheshwari says:

    what are certification required for manufacturing of RFID SEAL and what is the process for taking approval from custom.

  2. Vikrant Gandhi says:

    how to online registration form ? and which webside follows . beacuse many site open and different view ? how can apply ?
    step-wise registration required

  3. maya says:

    bill of entry filling process done by CHA, then we will provide all details (truck no., container no., seal no., IEC, BL No., BL Date., Sealing Time, Sealing date, etc..) to CHA????????

  4. Vinayak Pai says:

    which is the last date for filing application for self sealing with customs authority. Whether date of 20.09.2017 is extended? From whom we can by electronic tempered seal?

  5. anurag says:

    Definitely its a very useful information given by you but can you please give your personal opinion to your viewers and followers(me also) whether it’s a positive move or not for new Indian exporters. in any way the demand of jurisdictional officers will increases and that will be harmful for new initiatives maybe.

  6. K M Sundaram says:

    Dear Sir,
    There is no manufacturer in India the RFID Seal, as per the above notification, which has to be imported from China or any other country.
    What is the meaning of the MAKE IN INDIA.
    In Ahmedabad one company trading USA made RFID Seal.
    What shall we do?

  7. NAVEEN CHAWLA says:

    Please clarify can we buy RFID Seal from any vendor or there is any approved vendors by customs ?

    do we have to buy a RFID Reading scanner also ?

  8. KUNJUMON says:

    Dear sir,

    cud you pl let us now proof of export to be submitted to GST authorities as before ???if so what are docus to be submitted as proof of export.Pls updateus.


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