As informed earlier, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), had launched Pilot project for paperless processing, uploading of supporting documents, e-SANCHIT in Oct 2017. This facility was also extended to all EDI locations on voluntary basis vide CBEC instruction no. 02/2018 dated 07/02/2018.
As per latest updates on CBEC/ICEGATE portals, online Application for uploading the supporting documents i.e. e-Sanchit, shall be made mandatory from 15.03.2018. All Customs Brokers and self-filers are requested to use the e-Sanchit regularly and at least file one Bill of Entry using e-Sanchit by 08.03.2018 to continue to file through ICEGATE.
In this regard, the O/o Commissioner of Customs (NS-III), Mumbai Zone-II, Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House, Nhava Sheva has also issued Public Notice No. 31/2018 dated 01/03/2018 regarding Mandatory uploading of supporting documents for all the bills of entry filed in JNCH w.e.f. 15.03.2018.
The procedure highlighted in JNCH PN is reproduced/ highlighted as follows:
a) When a bill of entry is filed by using e-SANCHIT facility, hard copy of uploaded documents will not be insisted by Assessing Officers. Hardcopies of additional documents required during assessment should be uploaded through e-SANCHIT as per procedure outlined in the Public Notice no. 162/2017 dated 29.12.2017.
b) Certain documents/ certificates in original (for example, Certificates of Origin, duty exemption certificate, etc.), are required to be mandatorily verified at the time of assessment and/ or clearance stage, as the case may be. However, even such documents must be uploaded on e-SANCHIT before clearance.
Issues if any, shall be brought to the notice the Deputy Commissioner of Customs (EDI), JNCH, Nhava Sheva by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Deputy/Assistant Commissioner in charge of Appraising Main (Import), NS-III (email address: email@example.com ).
Members are requested to take note of this measure and also inform their CHA’s/ Logistics Providers. The JNCH Public Notice No. 31/2018 dated 01/03/2018 is available for reference/ download using below link:
For other customs houses, we shall let you know in case of further updates. In the interim, you can inform your CHA’s to do the needful accordingly.
For additional information on e-SANCHIT, Procedure for electronic document upload & FAQ’s etc, please use below link for reference:
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