Circular No.ES/315/2017-18 March 12, 2018
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Mandatory declaration of GSTIN, IEC and email address of importer in the Bills of Lading obtained by shipper
This is to inform you that JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No. 33/2018 dated 07.03.2018 on the above mentioned subject.
It has been observed by the Customs that the consignments of hazardous waste, other waste or restricted items are imported in the name of certain importers and remain un-cleared. Subsequent investigation in the aforesaid cases revealed that no such importer actually exists / or comes forward to claim the cargo. It is suspected that these consignments have been imported for the purpose of dumping of hazardous waste from the exporting country and are posing a serious environmental threat.
Further, it has been decided to gradually do away with consignment wise DPD intimation (72 hours advance intimation being submitted by importer in respect of each consignment to shipping lines) with one time default intimation, in order to give further impetus to Direct Port Delivery (DPD).
Hence, it is essential to capture basic details of importer in the Bill of lading itself so that such details can be used to decide DPD stacking code and for various other purposes.
In order to ensure that the basic details of importers in India are captured by shipping lines at the time of booking of such consignments at the stage of bill of lading” stage and to further speed up the import declaration processing and clearance, it has been decided that:
a. Import & export Code (IEC) of importer;
b. GST Identification No (GSTIN) of importer;
c. Official email id of importer (to be used for correspondence by shipping lines and Customs).
The revised requirement for imports at Nhava Sheva Port and shipping lines as mentioned in the above paragraph and would be applicable from 1st April 2018 (i.e. all bills of lading issued on or after 1st April 2018 should contain aforesaid additional details).
In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Deputy / Assistant Commissioner in charge of DPD Cell, NS-III or Appraising Main (Import) through email / phones (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. No: 022-27244959, 022-27244979).
Members may kindly make a note of the above.