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Less paper work for customs clearance from Dec 1, says FinMin

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Less paper work for customs clearance from Dec 1, says FinMin

The on Monday said the department is moving towards a regime and doing away with the submission of certain documents physically by importers and exporters from December 1.

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment and further enhance the 'Ease of Doing Business' by reducing or eliminating physical printouts for clearance, an official statement said.



According to the Central Board of Excise and (CBEC) circular, importers and exporters will henceforth not be required to submit paper documents such as GAR 7 forms/ TR 6 Challans, Trans-shipment Permit (TP), (Exchange Control copy and Export Promotion copy) & Bill of Entry (Exchange Control Copy) to Banks/ DGFT / Ports.

The instructions are to be made operational from December 1, 2016, the statement added.

As 95% of the importers are now paying duty through e-payment and these documents can be viewed on the ICEGATE e-payment Gateway, the need for the print out of GAR 7 Forms /TR6 Challans is not required, the ministry said.

It said the provides copies of the digitally signed to DGFT and also the data of is integrated with the EDPMS (Export Data Processing and Monitoring System) of RBI. Therefore, printing of the Exchange Control copy and Export Promotion copy of the for manual submission by the exporter is not required.

Similarly, with the operationalisation of the IDPMS (Import Data Processing and Monitoring System) banks are not required to obtain a physical copy of Bill of Entry from the importer as an evidence of import because data can be transferred in a secured manner from the system of department to IDPMS. It has been, therefore, decided to discontinue the printing of Exchange control copy of Bill of Entry.

All Houses at Ports, Air Cargo Complex, ICDs and CFCs have been asked to issue Public Notice saying that importers and exporters would not be required to submit paper documents.

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Less paper work for customs clearance from Dec 1, says FinMin

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment The on Monday said the department is moving towards a regime and doing away with the submission of certain documents physically by importers and exporters from December 1.

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment and further enhance the 'Ease of Doing Business' by reducing or eliminating physical printouts for clearance, an official statement said.

According to the Central Board of Excise and (CBEC) circular, importers and exporters will henceforth not be required to submit paper documents such as GAR 7 forms/ TR 6 Challans, Trans-shipment Permit (TP), (Exchange Control copy and Export Promotion copy) & Bill of Entry (Exchange Control Copy) to Banks/ DGFT / Ports.

The instructions are to be made operational from December 1, 2016, the statement added.

As 95% of the importers are now paying duty through e-payment and these documents can be viewed on the ICEGATE e-payment Gateway, the need for the print out of GAR 7 Forms /TR6 Challans is not required, the ministry said.

It said the provides copies of the digitally signed to DGFT and also the data of is integrated with the EDPMS (Export Data Processing and Monitoring System) of RBI. Therefore, printing of the Exchange Control copy and Export Promotion copy of the for manual submission by the exporter is not required.

Similarly, with the operationalisation of the IDPMS (Import Data Processing and Monitoring System) banks are not required to obtain a physical copy of Bill of Entry from the importer as an evidence of import because data can be transferred in a secured manner from the system of department to IDPMS. It has been, therefore, decided to discontinue the printing of Exchange control copy of Bill of Entry.

All Houses at Ports, Air Cargo Complex, ICDs and CFCs have been asked to issue Public Notice saying that importers and exporters would not be required to submit paper documents.
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Less paper work for customs clearance from Dec 1, says FinMin

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment

The on Monday said the department is moving towards a regime and doing away with the submission of certain documents physically by importers and exporters from December 1.

The move would help importers and exporters move towards electronic messaging and paper-free environment and further enhance the 'Ease of Doing Business' by reducing or eliminating physical printouts for clearance, an official statement said.

According to the Central Board of Excise and (CBEC) circular, importers and exporters will henceforth not be required to submit paper documents such as GAR 7 forms/ TR 6 Challans, Trans-shipment Permit (TP), (Exchange Control copy and Export Promotion copy) & Bill of Entry (Exchange Control Copy) to Banks/ DGFT / Ports.

The instructions are to be made operational from December 1, 2016, the statement added.

As 95% of the importers are now paying duty through e-payment and these documents can be viewed on the ICEGATE e-payment Gateway, the need for the print out of GAR 7 Forms /TR6 Challans is not required, the ministry said.

It said the provides copies of the digitally signed to DGFT and also the data of is integrated with the EDPMS (Export Data Processing and Monitoring System) of RBI. Therefore, printing of the Exchange Control copy and Export Promotion copy of the for manual submission by the exporter is not required.

Similarly, with the operationalisation of the IDPMS (Import Data Processing and Monitoring System) banks are not required to obtain a physical copy of Bill of Entry from the importer as an evidence of import because data can be transferred in a secured manner from the system of department to IDPMS. It has been, therefore, decided to discontinue the printing of Exchange control copy of Bill of Entry.

All Houses at Ports, Air Cargo Complex, ICDs and CFCs have been asked to issue Public Notice saying that importers and exporters would not be required to submit paper documents.

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