CBEC relaxes requirement for mandatory e-sealing till 1st March 2017

Circular No. 5V 2017 -Customs

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Excise and Customs)

Room No. 227-B, North Block ,
New Delhi , 21st December ,2017


All Principal Chief Commissioners of Customs /Customs(Prev.).
All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.).
All Principal Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Prev.).
All Commissioner of Customs of Customs /Customs (Prev.).

Subject:Implementing Electronic Sealing for Containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure by Circular 26/2017 -Cus dated 01.07.2017 ,36/2017 dated 28.08.2017 ,37/2017 dated 20.09.2017 ,41/2017 dated 30-10-2017 and 44/2017 dated 18-11-2017. -reg.

           The Board has received representations from field formations and other stakeholders for relaxing the requirement for mandatory e-sealing in view of insufficient stock of e-seals with the empaneled vendors.

2. Taking this into consideration,Board has decided the following:

All entitled Exporters who have acquired RFID e-seals and are stuffing containers at approved premises for export through Ports/ICDs where facilities for readers are available shall be free to continue /adopt the new e-sealing procedure.Essentially ,this implies that the procedure is voluntary till 1st March ,2018.

Further,with effect from 1st March,2018 the procedure shall become mandatory in respect of the exporters who have been permitted self-sealing facilities under erstwhile procedures and AEO exporters or availing  supervised stuffing at their premises for the following locations:

 Read whole text of Circular here 

 Yours Faithfully

(Zubair Riaz)

Director   (Customs)

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