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CBEC notifications/ circulars related to Customs

Circular No.ES/ 209 /2017-18                                                                        October 31, 2017

To: Members of the Council

Sub: CBEC notifications/ circulars related to Customs

Dear Member,

This is hereby to inform you that the Government has issued various notifications/ circulars related to Customs. The details of which are given here-below:

(1)        Notification No. 100/2017-Cus (NT) dated 27.10.2017 relates to appointment of the place for unloading of imported goods and loading of export goods

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Unloading of imported goods and loading of export goods.


(2)        Circular No. 41/2017- Customs dated 30.10.2017 relates to implementing Electronic Sealing for Containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure

The Council had earlier issued Circular No. ES/162/2017-18  dated 23.09.2017on the above subject wherein the Board has decided that the date for mandatory self-sealing and use of RFID container seals was deferred to 1.11.2017 and exporters were permitted to freely 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.

In this connection, the list of stations where Readers have been provided by Vendors is annexed to Circular No. 41/2017- Customs dated 30.10.2017. Also, Board has decided that mandatory e-sealing for different classes of exporters shall be brought in a phased manner as indicated below:

  • In respect of all exporters who have been permitted self-sealing facilities under erstwhile procedures and exporters who are AE0s, it is mandatory to seal their export containers with prescribed RFID e-seal w.e.f 8th Nov. 2017. Any non-compliance will subject the containers to usual RMS parameters.
  • In respect of the category of exporters who are availing supervised stuffing at their premises, extant practice of supervised stuffing may continue till 19th November 2017. W.e.f. 20th November 2017, they shall have to switch to RFID e-sealing procedures.
  • The applicable date for RFID e-sealing implies that exporters are required to use this procedure from the prescribed date. Any container sealed at the exporters premises before the prescribed date, shall not be required to be brought with RFID e-seal.
  • It is also clarified that those exporters who are in possession of RFID e-seals are at liberty to commence availing the facilitative procedures forthwith
  • As the RFID e-seal based self-sealing procedure has been introduced as a measure of export facilitation, the field formations are advised to guide the exporters and work closely with the private service providers for smooth roll-out of the system.
  • The procedures in respect of customs stations where readers have not been provided by any vendor so far shall continue till 31St December 2017, as per existing practice. Board shall take necessary steps to make sure that the readers are made available at such customs stations by 1st January 2018.

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking you,



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