It is an infrastructure project that helps in fulfilling the customs department Electronic Commerce /Electronic Data Interchange and data communication requirements.
ICEGATE offers varied distinguished services, such as
Varied other services like paying taxes online etc are hosted on ICEGATE to provide a one stop solution to the user. A list of such services has been given underneath
It also helps in the customs department to exchange the data between important government Web portals.
Bill of Entry is one of the legal documents submitted to the customs department in customs clearance procedure. It is filed by importer or CHA (Clearing House Agent). Once Bill of entry is filed on or before the arrival of goods, the importer will be able to claim ITC on the goods.
Bill of Entry is filled by Importer or CHA (Clearing House Agent) appointed on behalf of importer. Firms or companies which are importing goods from other countries can also issue Bill of Entry.
The Bill of Entry consist of
ICEGATE is an e-filing service portal for the traders and cargo logistic operators. It also helps the traders and importers to track the customs clearance status and BOE (Bill of Entry) details in the services provided in the portal. Tracking at Indian Customs EDI system (ICES) through ICEGATE portal is simple and easy.
When the goods are exported to other countries by traders, it is the mandatory legal document to be provided to the customs department for the shipping clearance. It contains the details of exported goods, the value of the goods, buyer name, seller name and details of the tax amount paid etc. It helps in claiming the duty drawback, additional duties and extra charges paid.
Shipping Bill is an important legal document issued by shipping agencies for the export of goods from India to other countries and bonded warehouses to other places.There are 5 types of Shipping Bills, they are classified depending on customs duty and duty drawback.
ICEGATE is an e-filing service portal for the traders and cargo logistic operators. It also helps traders and exporters to track the customs clearance status on the goods in the services provided by ICEGATE portal. Tracking at Indian Customs EDI system (ICES) through ICEGATE portal is simple and easy.
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Bill of lading is the important receipts issued by the carrier company’s agent or captain or owner of the carrier to acknowledge the goods (Cargo) for shipment through seaways or airways. It contains a detailed list of cargo with size and quantity. It is used by the importer to file Bill of Entry. Bill of lading serves as evidence of the contract of carriage.
Import General Manifest (IGM) filing is the detailed filing of cargo before arriving at the destination port or port of importing country with the customs department. The IGM is filed by carrier or his agent which filed on the basis of Bill of lading or Airway bills.IGM contains details such as
If the details of IGM is filled incorrectly, then import custom clearance documents are rejected. If IGM is filed incorrectly, then such details are amended with customs before filing customs clearance.
EGM stands for Export General Manifest. It is the documents to be filed by carrier or shipping agents with the customs department. It is filed once the export takes place from the country’s port or airways.EGM contains details such as
Customs department releases the shipping bill, based on the EGM filed by the goods shipping carrier
Government of India allowed few banks to facilitate the e-payment process to the import and export traders. E-challan payments can be done for paying taxes, customs duties and other duties in import and export of the goods.
|State Bank of India||Punjab National Bank||Bank of India|
|Indian Bank||UCO Bank||IDBI Bank|
|United Bank of India||Bank of Maharashtra||Corporation Bank|
|Bank of Baroda||Canara Bank||Indian Overseas Bank|
|Central Bank of India||Vijaya Bank||Syndicate Bank|
|Andhra Bank||Dena Bank||Oriental Bank of Commerce|
|Allahabad Bank||Punjab National Bank|
The manifold advantages of SWIFT: SINGLE WINDOW INTERFACE FOR FACILITATING TRADE are
By introducing the ICEGATE and SWIFT facilities Indian Government have improved rank of India in ease of doing business. In 2017 India ranked 130th in ease of doing business but at present in 2019 India stood at 77th rank in the world at ease of doing business.
IGST stands for Integrated Goods and Service Tax. IGST refund module is operational in ICES, it has an inbuilt procedure to grant a refund after validating the shipping bill against GST Returns data available with GSTN.
Custom payments can be made online using ICEGATE services such as ICEGATE e-payment. There are 20 authorized banks to pay the customs duty online.
IEC stands for Import and Export code. IEC code is a 10-digit unique code issued by DGFT and Indian government to the Indian companies.
IGM stand for Import General Manifest. Carrier or shipping agents of the cargo has to fill the IGM with the customs department. IGM is filed while importing the goods into the designated port of a country mentioning the details of cargo, buyer, and seller of the goods.
EGM stand for Export General Manifest. Carrier or the shipping agents of the cargo has to fill the EGM with customs department while exporting the goods out of the country.
To claim the Input Tax Credit on imports, an importer must declare GSTIN number in Bill of Entry. Input Tax Credit on Imports can be availed by filing GSTR-1 and GSTR-2.
In GSTR-2 the eligible person for the Input Tax Credit has to mention the invoice details to avail ITC.
Indian Trade Classification code based on Harmonised system of codes. ITC -HS code is adopted for the import and export trade in India. Indian customs adopted 8 digits ITC codes for trade which fulfill the national trade requirements.
ICES stand for The Indian Customs EDI system. It is designed to transact and exchange customs clearance information with different trading partners. It uses electronic data interchange facility to exchange the data.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the facility provided by ICES. It is generally the data exchange between computers using a standard interface for the business information. It also said to be the transmission of business data between the organizations and regulatory bodies.
DGFT stands for Directorate General of Foreign Trade. DGFT is an agency under the government of India responsible for foreign trade. It provides the complete database of all importers and exporters of India. It is responsible for the execution of all the foreign trade policies in the country.
A Digital signature is a digital code which is generated by public key encryption, it is attached to an electronically transferred document to verify the sender’s identity and content in the document.
A digital signature is used in EDI filing of customs process documents to validate the authenticity of the document and verify the sender’s Identity. It helps in the privacy and protection of the data which is transferred.
Without having a registered ICEGATE ID, you cannot file shipping bills, Bill of entries and other documents online. It is mandatory to register at ICEGATE.
If any individual is importing or exporting the goods then he/she must hold a registered IEC code is a 10-digit unique code issued by DGFT and Indian government.If a person is registering on behalf of any company or firm, then the individual is named as IEC authorized person.
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