Circular No. ES/234 /2018-19 October 3, 2018
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Procedure to be followed for “Manual correction in EDI Bills of Entry at JNCH
JNCH (Nhava Sheva) has issued Public Notice No. 134/2018 dated 1st October, 2018 informing about the revised procedure for “Manual correction in EDI Bills of Entry at JNCH. The revised procedure will be effective from 5th October 2018.
Kind attention is invited of Importers, Exporters, Customs Brokers and Members of Trade towards “present practice being observed for taking delivery of consignment after out of charge (OOC) has been obtained but error is detected generally in “Container No” as declared in the Bill of Entry.
As per the present practice, in such cases, importers or their authorised Customs Broker have been taking hard copy of the EDI Bill of Entry to “Import Noting Section” of JNCH and obtaining manual endorsement on such copy of Bill of Entry after verification of correct Container Number from Import General Manifest (IGM) by “Import Noting section”. Such containers were allowed delivery on the basis of such amendments. However, no amendments were carried out in Electronic Bill of Entry filed in the ICES and no amendment fees were paid.
Similar procedure was being followed in cases where there was error in declaration of type of container (Less than Container Load (LCL) / Full Container Load (FCL)) or where “Container No” was not at all mentioned in the Bill of Entry.
Further, after introduction of e-Sanchit vide Public Notice No. 31/2018, dated 01.03.2018, earlier system of deposit of hard copy of EDI Bill of Entry has been discontinued. Also, correction of wrong particulars entered in the Bill of Entry is actually “amendment process”, which is required to be carried out in the system after payment of amendment fees.
In view of above, JNCH has decided to discontinue the existing manual endorsement procedure and the revised procedure to be followed by Importer / Customs Brokers in such cases has been given in Public Notice No. 134/2018.
For more information, members may kindly refer to Public Notice No. 134/2018.
In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional Commissioner in charge of ‘RMS Facilitation Cell’, NS-III.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.