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ICEGATE - Registration/Application process to operate under new Sea Manifest Regulations 2018 is now open


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Registration/Application process to operate under new Sea Manifest


Regulations, 2018 is now open




Dear Members,


As per updates on ICEGATE, the Registration/Application process to operate under new Sea Manifest Regulations, 2018 is now open.


You might be aware, that the new Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations (SCMTR), 2018 notified vide Board’s Notification 38/2018 – Cus (N.T.), dated 11.05.2018 will come into force shortly (


As a first step, the various stakeholders, from shipping lines to custodians will have to file an application to operate under the new regulations. Even the exporters using the e-Seal facility as per Board’s Circular No. 26/2017, dated 01.07.2017 read with Circular No. 36/2017, dated 28.08.2017, will have to apply in the same form.  To begin with, application has been opened for shipping lines, shipping agents and exporters (IEC holders). The application will have the details of the master applicant entity, persons authorized by them to work on their behalf, the various operations they intend to perform under the new regulations and supporting documents like address proof, contract/agreement, cases booked against them etc. 


The master applicant entity will have to submit the application through their login on the ICEGATE web portal.  The application will then be routed to ICES for approval by jurisdictional customs officer. The Apprising Officer (EDI) will verify all the pending applications along with the supporting documents like address proof etc., approve them and wherever necessary, raise a query to the applicant.


Please login with your ICEGATE ID/Password to submit the application.  Non-registered users can first register themselves as per Registration Advisories available under Downloads Section on ICEGATE website home page.


Details of the application process has been given in the Technical Guide  available for reference using below link-


Sea Manifest Regulation 2018


S No.



Download Link


Technical Guide on the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations 2018

Ver 2.0

Click Here



Members are requested to take note and  inform their CHA/ logistics providers  who can do the needful.  Issues if any,  can be taken up with EDI Section of the relevant ports. 


Respective ports might also issue their  facility notice for information of the members.   The Public notice no. 23/2019 dated 01/03/2019  issued by JNCH  which was also conveyed by us though circular can be referred using below link for-



Entity Registration and Approval under new Sea Manifest Regulations


Thanking You,


Yours faithfully,




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