CBIC issues silent features of the secure electronic communication of the Final eOoC copy of BoE and the eGatepass

Apr 14, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on April 13, 2020, has issued silent features of the secure electronic communication of the Final electronic Out of Charge (eOoC) copy of Bill of Entry (BoE) and the eGatepass.

 Final Out of Charge (eOoC) Copy of Bill of Entry:

It has now been decided to do away with the paper printout of the Final OoC copy of BoE. Instead, DG Systems will enable a functionality to immediately email the PDF version of the Final eOoC copy of BoE generated after OoC to the Customs Broker and/or the importer, if registered. This Final eOoC copy of BoE will have the following features:

(i) The PDF version will bear a digitally signed and encrypted QR code and it should be tamper proof, which is digitally signed by CBIC to ensure the authenticity. Key details like BoE No., BoE Date, Duty, Package Details are available in the secured QR Code.

(ii) A version number is also embedded in the QR code which would be verifiable at ICEGATE Enquiry.

 eGatepass:

physically signed Final OoC copy of BoE is now being replaced by the PDF eGatepass generated and electronically communicated to the importer/Customs Brokers with the following salient features:

(i) eGatepass shall contain the details of IGM/Bill of Lading, Containers, packages etc. for actual movement of goods

(ii) There will be two types of QR codes (i) for entire eGatepass document, and (ii) for each container/package covered under the Gatepass.

(iii) Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) OoC message shall continue to be sent to the Custodians who are registered on ICEGATE 

The measures like electronic communication of the Final eOoC copy of BoE and eGatepass copy, would be effective from April 15, 2020.

[Circular No. 19/2020-Customs]


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