CBIC issues Advisory circular for registration of Beneficiaries on ICEGATE

Oct 04, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on October 1, 2018 has issued advisory circular for registration of beneficiaries on Indian Customs Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data interchange (EC/EDI) Gateway (ICEGATE).

·         CBIC has introduced Single Window Interface for facilitating Trade (SWIFT) as part of ease of doing business initiative to integrate Customs and other Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) for seamless processing of import and export clearances. One of the components of SWIFT is e-SANCIIIT. Under e-SANCHIT, the system allows a trader to submit all supporting documents for clearance of consignments electronically with digital signatures. It has been made mandatory that all the importers are required to upload the documents relating to regulatory compliances electronically from April 1, 2018 onwards. Shortly e-SANCHIT facility will be extended to exports also, for which a pilot is underway.

·         CBIC has been embarking on a project under SWIFT to bring all the Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) under e-SANCHIT wherein instead of importer/exporter the PGAs who issue Licenses, Permits, Certificates and Other Authorizations (LPC0s), will upload the documents themselves.

·         Once the LPCO is uploaded by a PGA, a unique IRN (Image reference number) will be generated by the system and the same will be communicated to the beneficiary. For availing this facility, the email id of the beneficiaries registered with ICEGATE will be used.

·         A pilot has been expected to be launched shortly for testing the e-SANCHIT facility for PGAs with three PGAs.

·         A detailed procedure on registration is available at ICEGATE website under the path www.icegate.gov.in -> Downloads ->Registration Demo.


[Circular No 35/2018-Customs]


URL: http://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-circulars/cs-circulars-2018/Circular-35-2018-Customs.pdf;jsessionid=DBF46B1AA0DF5BE9167BDAF2206928F8


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