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Introduction of online e-Certificate Management System for Imports

Circular No. ES/431/2020-21                                                            15th February, 2021                                                                                             

To: Members of the Council   

Sub:  Introduction of online e-Certificate Management System for Imports

Dear Member,

O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 41/2020-21 dated 15th February, 2021 introducing an online e-Certificate Management System for Imports.

As a part of IT Revamp, DGFT proposes to introduce new modules (online e-Certificate Management System) for processing of certain applications.

From 22nd February, 2021 onwards, following applications types are required to be submitted online through the importer/exporter's dashboard on the DGFT Website –

  1. I Card (as under ANF-2B)
  2. Free Sale and Commerce Certificate (as under ANF-2H & 2I)
  3. End User Certificate (as under ANF-2J)
  4. Status Holder Certificate (as under ANF-3C)

All such certificates would be issued electronically with QR code and a Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) for electronic verification.

Please navigate to https://dgft.gov.in >>> ‘Certificate Management System’ to access the new e-module. The entire process is designed to be paperless and contactless. Any submission, communication, clarification, correction as well as the approval of submitted applications would be electronic. However, attested paper copies of the certificates may be requested from the jurisdictional DGFT RA concerned when required.

For guidance on these new processes, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed at https://dgft.gov.in >>> Learn >>> ‘Application Help & FAQs’. For any further assistance, members may utilize any of the following channels – 

  1. Raise a service request ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service under Services à 'Trade Helpdesk Service'
  2. Call the toll-free Helpdesk number.
  3. Send an email to the Helpdesk on dgftedi@gov.in


Members may kindly make a note of the above and do the needful accordingly.

Thanking you,  

Yours faithfully,