Circular No. ES/ 162/ 2017-18 September 23, 2017
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Implementing Electronic Sealing for containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure prescribed by Circular 26/2017-Cus dated 01.07.2017 and Circular 36/2017 dated 28.08.2017
CBEC has issued Circular No. 37/2017 Dt. 20.09.2017 on the above subject.
Board had received representations from several trade associations regarding the difficulties faced by exporters in locating vendors of RFID seals. Now, the Board has decided that the date for mandatory self-sealing and use of RFID container seals is deferred to 1st November, 2017. The existing practice may continue till such time. It is also provided that exporters are free to voluntarily adopt the new self-sealing procedure based upon RFID sealing, if readers are in place at the customs station of export from 1.10.2017.
For more information, members may kindly refer to the above Circular No. 37/2017 dated 20.09.2017.
Members are requested to take note of the above and do the needful accordingly.