Streamlining export data to include District level details in Shipping Bills (S/Bills)

Circular No.ES/232/2019- 20                                                                     6th February, 2020

To:  Members of the Council                                                                                     

Sub: Streamlining export data to include District level details in Shipping Bills (S/Bills)

Dear Member,

This is to inform you that CBIC has issued Circular No. 9/2020–Customs dated 5th February, 2020 by streamlining export data to include District level details in S/Bills.

Your kind attention is invited to CBIC’s Notification No 33/2019-Cus (NT) dated 25th April, 2019 in which Regulation 3 of the Shipping Bill (Electronic Integrated Declaration and Paperless Processing) Regulations 2019 states that the authorised person shall enter the electronic integrated declaration and upload the supporting documents on the ICEGATE either by affixing his digital signature or by availing the services at the service centre. The electronic integrated declaration is to be made in the electronic form provided at the website

As is the attempt of the Government to boost domestic manufacturing and promote exports, CBIC has now decided to incorporate additional features in the S/Bill to enable the Customs System to capture the Districts & States of Origin for goods being exported. The initiative is also aimed at bringing uniformity with the data/ information captured in the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN).

W.e.f. 15th February, 2020, apart from the information required to be furnished in the present electronic form of electronic integrated declaration, the following additional information will be required to be furnished for every item in the S/Bill :-

  1. The State of Origin of goods.

  2. District of Origin of goods.

  3. Details of Preferential Agreements under which the goods are being exported, wherever applicable.

  4. Standard Unit Quantity Code (SQC) for that CTH as per the first schedule of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975

The declaration of GSTIN shall also be mandatory in import/export documents for the importers and exporters registered as GST taxpayers w.e.f. 15th February, 2020.

Please note that DG (Systems) would be issuing a detailed advisory giving further details of the fields in the Shipping Bill where the above information will have to be provided.

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

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,


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