Circular No. ES/4/2018-19 April 03, 2018
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Procedure to be followed for obtaining unique DPD code to DPD importers
Your kind attention is invited to JNCH Public Notice No. 53/2018 dated 30th March, 2018. In this connection, JNCH has highlighted Public Notice No. 127/2016 JNCH dated 16.09.2016 and Public Notice No. 05/2017 dated 12.01.2017 regarding the procedure for registration of DPD clients at Terminals.
It is informed that under the prevailing provisions, the importer who intends to avail DPD facility shall have to submit duly filled in registration form along with certain prescribed documents to get themselves registered with the Port Terminals.
However, it has been repeatedly represented by the trade that they are finding difficulties in filling registration forms at all the four Terminals and obtaining the DPD code from all Terminals. Further, shipping lines on many occasions have raised their concern that they are also facing difficulties in maintaining different “DPD Codes” allotted by each Terminal Operator to one Importer.
Subsequently, it is informed that the present procedure of registration at terminals were examined in consultation with Terminal operators, Shipping line association and with member of trade & industry and it was observed that reluctance of Importer in getting registered at four terminals and problems being faced by Trade/Shipping lines are adversely affecting DPD volumes at JNCH.
For example – number of Importers who have been issued permission letters for availing DPD facility are 1625 however, only 1340 clients have got themselves registered with JNPCT as on 29.12.2018.
In order to make further efforts to provide ease of doing business, reduce dwell time and thereby reducing costs involved, recently following directions were issued to port terminals - :
It has been further informed by Terminal operators that the system of allotting single code has already been started.
Members may please make a note of the above.