Circular No. ES/235 /2018-19 October 3, 2018
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Advisory circular for registration of beneficiaries on ICEGATE
We would like to inform you that CBIC has issued Circular No. 35/2018- Customs dated 1st October, 2018 regarding registration of beneficiaries on ICEGATE.
As you are aware, under eSANCHIT, the system allows a trader to submit all supporting documents for clearance of consignments electronically with digital signatures. This obviates the need for the trader to approach different regulatory agencies with hardcopies of the documents, thereby making the entire process of consignment clearance faceless and paperless. It has been made mandatory that all the importers are required to upload the documents relating to regulatory compliances electronically from 01st April, 2018 onwards. Shortly eSANCHIT facility will be extended to exports also, for which a pilot is underway.
Further, CBIC is embarking on a project under SWIFT to bring all the Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) under eSANCHIT.
Features of the new project under SWIFT:-
Members may kindly make a note of the above.