Validation of bank account details in Customs EDI systems

Circular No. ES/ 134/ 2018-19                                                                               July 24, 2018

To: Members of the Council

Sub:   Validation of bank account details in Customs EDI systems

Dear Member,

The Council would like to inform you that Air Cargo Complex Customs (Sahar) has issued a Public Notice No. 78/2018 informing about validation of bank account details in Customs EDI systems.

Your kind attention is invited to the Public Notice No. 65/2018 dated 08th May, 2018 issued by O/o Commissioner of customs (Import).

As per Para 3b of the Public Notice No. 65/2018,

“Bank account validation by PFMS is now mandatory for Drawback also. Unless the exporter’s account is PFMS accepted, his shipping bills shall not be available for the final Drawback Scroll. This is a step towards making Drawback payment completely electronic through PFMS like IGST refund and ROSL.”.

In this regard, Air Cargo Complex Customs has noticed that the scroll of Drawback are not getting transmitted to bank in full and only partial shipping bills are getting through transmission for final disbursement.

The issue has been discussed with Jt. Dy. Director, DG Systems, New Delhi, and now, it has been informed that,

  • This issue may be because of Rejection of validation by Public Finance Management System (PFMS).
  • All exporters shall update their bank accounts as per core banking norms in the Customs EDI at Air cargo Complex Customs.
  • All drawback disbursements have been made mandatory to be routed through PFMS.
  • Unless and until bank accounts of the exporters registered with Customs EDI at Air Cargo Complex are duly validated and accepted by PFMS, the disbursement process will not get through.
  • It appears that no cognizance has been given by exporters to this issue even after Public Notice No. 65/2018. It is once again re- iterated that all exporters should validate their bank accounts in Customs EDI at Air Cargo Complex, Sahar, Mumbai.

In case of any difficulty. Members may kindly contact the Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Drawback/ EDI), Air Cargo Complex, Sahar, Mumbai.

Members may kindly make a note of the above and do the needful.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,