Circular No.ES/16/2019-20 23rd April, 2019
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: Turant Customs - Automated queuing of Bills of Entry for ‘Out of Charge’
Kindly refer to Council’s earlier Circular No. ES/427/2018-19 dated 26th March, 2019 informing about the new generation reform “Turant Customs” for Ease of Doing Business vide CBIC’s Circular No. 09/2019- Customs dated 28th February, 2019 and introduction of a trade facilitation initiative known as “Customs Compliance Verification (CCV)” by JNCH vide Public Notice No. 29/2019 dated 22nd March, 2019. A new functionality has been enabled in ICES 1.5, whereby the Bills of Entry pending for clearance are automatically queued before the proper officer having Software Update Point (SUP) role for providing Out of Charge (OoC).
As you are aware, prior to launch of Turant Customs, the importer / authorised person / Customs broker was required to present to the proper officer the hard copy of Bill of Entry with examination order for registering the same at Risk management System (RMS) Facilitation Centre or Customs Freight Stations (CFSs) for examination and / or Out of Charge (OoC) from SUP role.
It may be informed that now the importer can register online into the ICES system for OoC. The Bills of Entry pending for clearance will automatically come before the OoC officer following First-in First-Out (FIFO) rule, once online registration has been done by the Customs broker or importer, much like the queuing of Bills of Entry for assessment in Appraising Groups. Customs broker and importers are advised to ensure that Bills of Entry are registered online and not to approach the RMS Facilitation Centre for registration.
In this regard, JNCH Customs has clarified the following –
First Check BsE,
Reply to queries marked to importers,
Prioritization of AEO BsE,
Facilitated BsE marked for examination
In case of any difficulty, members may kindly contact the Additional Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner, RMS Facilitation Centre, JNCH.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.