Circular No. ES/ 230/2020-21 30th June, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub.: Paperless Customs - Electronic Communication of PDF Based Copies of Shipping Bill & e-Gate pass to Custom Brokers/Exporters
Air Cargo Complex (Sahar) has issued Public Notice No. 92/2020-21 dated 25th June, 2020 on the above issue.
Your attention is invited to the CBIC’s Circular No. 30/2020-Customs dated 22nd June, 2020 informing about their decision to rely upon digital copies of the Shipping Bill and do away with the requirement of taking bulky printouts from the Service Centre or maintenance of voluminous physical dockets in the Custom Houses.
This reform will yield immense benefits in terms of saving the time and cost of compliance for the trade, thereby enhancing the ease of doing business, while providing enhanced security features for verification of authenticity and validity of the electronic document.
Therefore, CBIC has directed that w.e.f. 22nd June, 2020, only the digital copy of the Shipping Bill bearing the Final LEO would be electronically transmitted to the exporter and the present practice of printing copies of the said document for the exporters and also for maintaining a docket in the Customs House would stand discontinued.
For more information about the salient features of the secure electronic communication of the Final LEO copy of the Shipping Bill and the Gatepass copy of Shipping Bill, members may kindly refer to Public Notice No. 92/2020-21.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.