Circular No. 36/2017-Customs
F. No: 450/08/2015-Cus.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Excise and Customs)
Room No.227-B, North Block,
New Delhi, 28th August, 2017
All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise
All Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise
All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioner of Customs/Customs (Preventive)
All Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Customs / Customs (Preventive)
Subject: Implementing Electronic Sealing for Containers by exporters under self-sealing procedure prescribed vide circular 26/2017-Customs dated 1st July 2017-reg.
In continuation of the Board circular 26/2017-Customs dated 1.7.2017 regarding self-sealing of containers by exporters using electronic seals, the Board has approved the following procedure which shall be adhered to by exporters opting for self-sealing.
(a) The exporters who were availing sealing at their factory premises under the system of supervised factory stuffing, will be automatically entitled for self-sealing procedure. All exporter AEOs will also be eligible for self-sealing. It is clarified that all those exporters who are already operating under the self-sealing procedure need not approach the jurisdiction Customs authorities for the self-sealing permission.
(b) The permission to self-seal the export goods from a particular premise, under the revised procedure, once granted shall be valid unless withdrawn by the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner of Customs if non-compliance to law, rules and regulations is noticed. In case the exporter makes a request for a change in the approved premise (s), then the procedure prescribed in circular 26/2017-Cus shall be followed, and a fresh permission granted before commencement of self-sealing at the new premises.
(c) With respect to para 9 (v) of the circular 26/2017-cus, Principal Commissioners / Commissioners would be required to communicate to Risk Management Division (RMD) of CBEC, the IEC (Importer Exporter Code) of the following class of exporters: (i) exporters newly granted permission for self-sealing; (ii) exporters who were already operating under self-sealing procedure; (iii) exporters who were permitted factory stuffing facility; and (iv) AEOs The categories mentioned in c(ii), (iii) and (iv) may be communicated to RMD by 20-09-2017.
Please refer to the attached file for details