Seeks to notify Shipping Bill (Electronic Declaration) Regulations, 2011.
November, 28th 2011
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY,
PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (I)]
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Excise and Customs)
Notification No. 80/2011 Customs (N.T.)
New Delhi, dated the 25thNovember, 2011
G.S.R. (E) ----- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 157 read with section 50 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-
1.Short title, extent and commencement. (1)Theseregulations may be called the Shipping Bill (Electronic Declaration) Regulations, 2011.
(2)They shall apply to export of goods from all customs stations where the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System is in operation.
(3)They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2.Definitions. - In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, -
(a)"authorisedperson" means an exporter or a person holding a valid licence under the Custom House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004 and authorised by such exporter;
(b)annexure means annexure to these regulations;
(c)"electronicdeclaration" means particulars relating to the export goods entered in the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System;
(d)ICEGATE meansIndian CustomsElectronic Data InterchangeGateway, an e-commerce portal of the Central Board of Excise and Customs;
(e)"servicecentre" means the place specified by the Commissioner of Customs where the data entry for an electronic declaration, is carried out;
(f)shippingbill means an electronic declaration accepted and assigned a unique number by the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System, andincludes its print-outs;
(g)wordsand expressions used andnot defined herein but defined in the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in the said Act.
3.The authorised person may enter the electronic declaration in the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System by himself through ICEGATE or by way of data entry through the service centre by furnishing the particulars, in the format set out inAnnexure.
4.The shipping bill shall be deemed to have been filed and where applicable self assessment of duty completed when, after entry of the electronic declaration in the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System either through ICEGATE or by way of data entry through the service centre, a number is generated by the Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System for the said declaration.
5.The checklist together with the supporting export documents andchallanevidencing payment of duty and/orcess, if any, shall be presented to the proper officer of customs for making an order permitting clearance, for loading of goods for exportation, after examination of the export goods if so required.
6.After making an order under regulation 5, the proper officer shall generate the original (customs copy), exporters copy, exchange control copy and the export promotion copy of shipping bills.
7.The original (customs copy) of the shipping bill and the checklist shall be retained by the proper officer.The exporters copy, exchange control copy and the export promotion copy of shipping bill shall after suitable endorsements be handed over to the authorised person.Transference copies of shipping bill shall be generated wherever necessary.