Implementation of Paperless Processing under SWIFT – Uploading of supporting documents
Oct. 17, 2017
Members of the Council
Sub : Implementation of Paperless Processing under SWIFT – Uploading of supporting documents
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has issued a Customs Circular No. 40/2017 dated 13th October 2017 (copy enclosed) on the above subject, stating the following.
- It is proposed to introduce a facility to upload digitally signed supporting documents on a pilot basis to be launched shortly at Air Cargo complex, New Delhi and Chennai Customs House. The pilot will cover all types of imports under ICES. After the completion of the pilot, the facility will be extended to all ICES locations.
- Under this pilot, the authorized persons Customs Brokers/ lmporters)would also be required to submit all supporting documents online on ICEGATE after affixing digital signatures.
- The facility to upload supporting documents on ICEGATE would be opened on October 20, 2017. On a voluntary basis, 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 20, 2017. After 15 days of the launch of the facility, a review will be carried out, and thereafter, it will be introduced as a mandatory requirement
The afore-mentioned Customs Circular also specifies the procedure for uploading supporting documents and assessment and document verification. Members may kindly note.
Thanks and regards
R. Ramesh Kumar
COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS