Implementing Electronic Sealing for containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure by circular 26/2017-Customs dated 01.07.2017, 36/2017 dated 28.08.2017, 37/2017 dated 20.09.2017 and 41/2017 dated 30.10.2017

Circular No.ES/243/2017-18                                                                      November 29, 2017  

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Implementing Electronic Sealing for containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure by circular 26/2017-Customs dated 01.07.2017, 36/2017 dated 28.08.2017, 37/2017 dated 20.09.2017 and 41/2017 dated 30.10.2017

Dear Member,

This is to inform that JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No. 150/2017 dated 27.11.2017 on the above subject.

Your kind attention is invited to the Paras 8.1 and 8.2 of Board Circular 41/2017-Customs dated 30.10.2017that prescribes the following dates for mandatory e-sealing:

  1. Authorized Economic Operator (AEOs) and Units having permission to self– seal without supervision of a Central Excise Officer were to mandatorily use Radio Frequency Identification (RDID) e-seals w.e.f. 08.11.2017 when exporting from the ports/ICDs listed in the aforesaid circular.
  2. In respect of units who were availing sealing at approved premises but in presence of Central Excise officers (or now officers from the GST Commissionerate of the CBEC) w.e.f. 20.11.2017.

In this connection, representations were received by the Customs from trade association, exporters, custodians and other stakeholders for relaxing the requirement for mandatory e-sealing in view of insufficient stock of e-seals with the notified vendors and that all eligible categories of exporters have not been able to acquire seals for adopting the new procedures.

Now, Board has prescribed new procedures by considering the above representations.

Those exporters who have already switched to new procedure may continue with new procedure and exporters who intend to voluntarily adopt new e-sealing procedure are free to do so, if the readers are in place at the Customs Station of export.  Exporters availing stuffing at approved premises under supervision shall continue to do so through the GST Commissionerates of the CBEC.

For more details on the Public Notice, please download the following the given link-

http://164.100.155.199/pdf/PN-2017/PN_150.pdf

Members may kindly make a note of the above changes.

Thanking You,

S.BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

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