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ICES Advisory 11/2019 (SCMTR) - Introduction of Customs Inland Manifest for eSealed export cargo

Circular No.ES/62/2019-20                                                                        June 6, 2019               

To: Members of the Council       

Sub:  ICES Advisory 11/2019 (SCMTR) - Introduction of Customs Inland Manifest for eSealed export cargo

Dear Member,

Air Cargo Complex Customs has issued Public Notice No. 14/2019 dated 3rd June, 2019 introducing Customs Inland Manifest for eSealed export cargo.

What is Customs Inland Manifest (CIM) ?

  • One of the first manifests which is being developed under the new regulations- Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations (SCMTR) 2018.

  • It would cover the inland movement of any cargo.

  • To be filed by the exporters availing the facility of eSeal as per Board’s Circular No. 26/2017 dated 01.07.2017 read with Circular No. 36/2017 dated 28.08.2017 has now been made operational.      

  • To be filed by the exporter just before the export cargo leaves the factory / premises of the exporter.

  • Help in tracking the cargo till it reaches the port of export.

  • The technical guidance on the SCMTR including the CIM, and the message format of CIM have both been uploaded on ICEGATE web portal for the benefit of the Trade.

  • To be filed for each rail / truck carrying the cargo separately but can have cargo pertaining to multiple Shipping Bills.

  • Exporters availing the benefit of eSeal will have to –

  1. Obtain ICEGATE registration immediately, if not obtained already, and submit application from their login to operate under the new regulations as per ICESAdvisory04/2019.

  2. Go through the technical guidance note and message format of the CIM and start filing the same. To assist the exporters, a downloadable Excel based utility has also been made available on ICEGATE. The exporters can use this utility to fill the required information for CIM and generate the required JSON file automatically which can be sent to ICEGATE by email at the designated email id.

  3. Start filing the Shipping Bills in advance since the SB number has to be quoted in the CIM, which in turn has to be filed before the goods leave exporter’s premises.

For more information, members may kindly refer to the above Public Notice No. 14/2019 dated 3rd June, 2019.

In case of any difficulty, members may kindly send their queries to icegatehelpdesk@icegate.gov.in with the subject line “SCMTR – CIM Filing……..”.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,