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Pilot implementation of paperless processing under SWIFT — Uploading of supporting documents

Circular No.ES/52/2018-19                                                                                    May 18, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub. : Pilot implementation of paperless processing under SWIFT — Uploading of supporting documents

Dear Member,

This is to inform you that JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No. 83/2018 dated May 17, 2018 regarding pilot implementation of paperless processing under SWIFT — Uploading of supporting documents.

In order to assist the importer to get these Original Certificates / NOCs verified/debited/ defaced, etc., it has been decided to create a “Central Original Document Verification Cell” at JNCH. This Cell will function from Room No 701, C Wing, 7th Floor of JNCH with effect from 01.06.2018.

It has already been provided that in case the authorized person seeks to provide a document after the generation of the Bill of Entry number, he/she may first upload the document on ICEGATE, obtain a unique ID Image Reference number) IRN ( for the document and link that document with the corresponding Bill of Entry by submitting an amendment at the Service Center. This procedure also applies when the authorized person submits a document in response to a query raised by Customs for a Bill of Entry. For the purpose of verification and uploading of said “Certificates”, similar procedure is to be adopted.

JNCH has prescribed Procedures in the Public Notice No. 83/ 2018  that are required to be followed for verification, uploading and tagging these documents so that there is no need to produce / submit these original documents (e.g. Certificate of Origin, PSIC, Exemption Certificate, conformity certificate, BIS Certificate, RCMC, etc.) at the time of “verification of self-assessment” or “registration” or “Out of Charge.

Also, JNCH have given Frequently Asked Questions- e-SANCHIT in the Public Notice No. 83/ 2018.

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Deputy Commissioner of Customs (EDI), JNCH, Nhava Sheva by email to edi@jawaharcustoms.gov.in or Deputy/Assistant Commissioner in charge of Appraising Main (Import), NS-III (appraisingmain.jnch@gov.in )

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

S.BALARAJU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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