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Discontinuation of Printing of EP copy of the Shipping Bill

Circular No.ES/303/2017-18                                                          February 26, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub: Discontinuation of Printing of EP copy of the Shipping Bill

Dear Member,

JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No.27/2018 dated 23.02.2018 on the above subject.

Kind refer to Council’s Circular No.ES/301/2017-18 dated 23.02.2018    wherein it was informed about the issuance of DGFT Public Notice No.63/2015-2020 dated 22.02.2018 regarding amendments in Ayat Niryat Forms (ANF) 4F & 4G of Handbook of Procedures 2015-2020 in light of implementation of GST and non-issuance of EP copies of Shipping Bills by Customs Authorities.

As you may be aware, vide CBEC Circular No.55/2016-Customs dated 23.11.2016 had decided to do away with the routine printing of EP copies of the Shipping Bills, as an initiative to reduce use of paper, and accordingly Public Notice No 152/2016 dated 24.11.2016 was issued. However, on receiving representations from trade, the EP copies were being provided on request.

Vide Public Notice No. 63/2015-2020 dated 22.02.2018, DGFT has clarified that for-

(1)       Form ANF-4F “Application for Redemption/ No Bond Certificate against Advance Authorisation”

  1. No hard copy of the Shipping Bill(s) shall be required to be filed for Export Obligation (EO) discharge for shipments from EDI ports and
  2. The applicant will have option to submit self-certified Exporter Copy of shipping bill in original.

(2)       Form ANF-4G “Application for issue of Transferable Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) (including for ARO and Invalidation Letter)”

  1. No hard copy of the Shipping Bill(s) shall be required to be filed for Export Obligation (EO) discharge for shipments from EDI ports and
  2. The applicant will have option to submit self-certified Exporter Copy of shipping bill in original

Members may please make a note of the above.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S.BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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