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  • 03 Sep 2019

Sea Cargo Manifest & Transhipment Regulations (SCMTR)

Dear Customer,

We would like to announce implementation of Sea Cargo Manifest & Transshipment

Regulations (SCMTR) introduced by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIT) via

Notification No. 17/2019 – Customs (N.T). Under SCMT regulations, Customs has changed

the current regulation of filing the manifest for shipments arriving and departing on a vessel

to/from India.

Though the implementation date for this regulations is 1st August,2019, Customs has given

45 days grace period to go-live.

This regulation is applicable for all the cargo discharging, departing, transshipped and going

via (FROB – Freight Remain on Board) Indian port. As per key highlights of the new

regulations, it is now mandatory for all the shipping lines, Importers, Exporters and other

custodians to adhere to the defined timelines for filing the manifest of all cargo arriving in and

departing from Indian ports.

Arrival Manifest: Import manifest declaration has to be delivered to Customs before the

departure of the vessel from last Foreign Seaport of call.

Departure Manifest: Export manifest declaration has to be delivered to Customs prior to

departure of the vessel from Indian Seaport of Loading.

In order to comply with the timelines given in the new regulation, we need your support by

providing the below mandatory information in the Shipping Instructions (SI) within stipulated

timeline of SI submission.

1. HS Code: 6 Digit HS (Harmonized) code.

2. Consignor / Shipper’s street address

3. Consignor / Shipper’s City

4. Consignor / Shipper’s Country code

5. Name of any other notify party

6. PAN number of notified party

7. Consignee and Notified party’s street address

8. Consignee and Notified party’s city code

9. Consignee and Notified party’s country code

10. IEC and GST: Importer Exporter code and valid GST number of the consignee

11. Invoice value & Currency

12. UNO & IMDG code for Hazardous Good

All information about House Bill of Lading and DPD/CFS should be submitted to shipping

line within stipulated timelines that will be basis of vessel/voyage’s schedules.

Non-compliance to the above requirements will lead to cargo not being loaded or

issuance of original Bill of lading will be held back where the entire risk, cost and

consequence remain on account of merchant.

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