Government of India
Ministry of Commerce Industry
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Policy Circular No. 26 (RE-2010)/2009-14 Dated the, 21st March,2011
Sub:- Online transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), EPCG and DEPB at 7 new port locations w.e.f. 21.3.2011 - reg.
As and when Customs (CBEC) have conveyed their readiness to implement on-line message exchange between Customs and DGFT, Policy Circulars have been issued from time to time by DGFT indicating the names and Port Codes of such Customs Ports where EDI facility would be available. Such Policy Circulars are listed below:
(i) Policy Circular No. 28 (RE-2005)/2004-2009, dated 6th October, 2005.
(ii) Policy Circular No.44 (RE-2005)/2004-2009, dated 10th January, 2006.
(iii) Policy Circular No.32 (RE-2010)/2009-2014, dated 14th May, 2010.
(iv) Policy Circular No. 37/2009-2014, dated 7th July,2010.
2. Now it has been decided to add the following 7 new locations to 75 existing locations for on-line transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), EPCG and DEPB Authorization:
Name of new ICES Location
(Customs Port Codes )
ICD Thar Dry Port, Sanand
ICD Marripalam, Guntur
3. Accordingly, with effect from 21st March, 2011 following shall be mandatory:
(i) DEPB application in respect of shipping bills issued on or after 21/03/11 from these 7 ports has to be filed in EDI mode.
(ii) All authorizations for DES (Advance authorization), EPCG, and DEPB in respect of these 7 ports issued on or after 21/03/2011 by Regional Authorities would be communicated to Customs on-line.
4. These issues with the approval of the DGFT.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
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(Issued from File No.01/02/31/AM-06/EDI)