Circular No.ES/274/2017-18 December 22, 2017
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Implementing Electronic Sealing for Containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure by Circular 26/2017-Cus dated 01-07-2017,36/2017 dated 28-08-2017, 37/2017 dated 20-09-2017,41 dated 30-10-2017 and 44/2017 dated 18-11-2017
This is to inform you that the CBEC has issued Circular No.51/2017-Customs dated 21.12.2017 on the above subject.
Board has received representations from members of trade for relaxing the requirement for mandatory e- sealing in view of insufficient stock of e-seals with the empaneled vendors.
In this connection, Board has decided the following:
1. JNCH, Nhava Sheva (INNSA1)
2. Chennai Port (INMAA1)
3. Mundra Port (INMUN 1)
4. Hazira Port (INHZA1)
5. Cochin Port (INCOK1)
6. Kattupalli, Port (INKAT 1)
7. Kolkata Port (INCCU1)
8. ICD Tughlakabad (INTKD6)
9. Tuticorin Port (INTUT1)
10. Pipavav Port (INPAV1)
11.Vishakhapatnam Port (INVTZ1)
12.Krishnapatnam Port (INKRI1)
13.ICD Bangalore (INWFD6)
14.ICD Tirupur (INCHE6)
15.ICD Ludhiana (INLDH6)
Those exporters who have already switched to e- sealing 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 already availing stuffing under officer supervision shall continue to enjoy the facility till the date e-sealing becomes mandatory at the port/ ICD from where they are exporting containers.
Members are requested to make note of the above.