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  • 14 Oct 2019

Trade Notice - Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment Regulations

customer,

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIT) Notification No. 17 / 2019-Customs (N.T.) dated 27th February 2019 for Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment Regulations, the go-live dates for implementation has been extended to 1st August 2019.

The key highlights of the new regulations are that Shipping Lines have to comply with the timelines and requirements for the Cargo Manifestation for imports arriving in India & for exports out of India.

The rule is applicable for all cargo transshipping, discharging and going via (FROB – Freight Remain on Board) Indian port.

Departure Manifest: Export manifest is required to be submitted to customs prior to departure/sailing of the vessel from any Port of Loading in India.

Arrival Manifest: Import Manifest is required to be submitted to India customs prior to departure of vessel from the last foreign port.

To adhere to these timelines, we need your support in submitting the shipping instructions within deadline along with below mentioned details well in advance of manifest submission.

The keywords underlined should always be used while providing the mandatory data elements on Shipping Instructions:

1) HS code: 6 Digit HS (Harmonized) code (Customer can provide the said detail either in description or customer specified HS code field.

2) IEC code & Pan Number (Import Export Code) of Consignee

3) IEC code & Pan Number of notify party (If notify party is from India)

All information (including HBL details) needs to be submitted within the deadline.

Non-compliance to the above requirements may lead to cargo not being loaded or issuance of original Bill of lading may be held back.

Please ensure timely planning of your shipments and related documentation to be complaint with new regulations.

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