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Indian Customs EDI System inaugurated

The ICES was virtually inaugurated at the Integrated Check Post (ICP-MOREH).

ByMoreh Correspondent

Updated 17 Jun 2022, 4:47 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

The Indian Customs EDI System (ICES) was virtually inaugurated at the Integrated Check Post (ICP-MOREH) by Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) North East Region Shillong, GM Kamei on Friday.

The inauguration was held under the overall supervision of chairman Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Vivek Johri under Ministry of Finance, Government of India in the presence of superintendent LCS/Moreh SK Gangte, and officials of other government departments and Assam Rifles and police.

Briefing the officials, traders and the media fraternity, GM Kamei said that ICES is designed to exchange and transact customs clearance related information electronically using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

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The Indian Customs EDI System (ICES) is a system software for doing business in international trade by providing various services online instantly, he said. It is now operational at 245 major customs locations handling nearly 98 per cent of India's International trade in terms of import and export consignments, he added.

He continued that ICES works for internal automation of the custom house for a paperless, fully automated customs clearance system that makes the functioning of customs clearance transparent and efficient.

Online, real-time electronic interface with the trade, transport banks and regulatory agencies concerned with customs clearance of import and export cargo through ICEGATE is another aspect of ICES, he said.

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It is designed to exchange/transact customs clearance related information electronically using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). A large number of documents that trade, transport and regulatory agencies (collectively called Trading Partners) are now being processed online, he added.

To start any import and export business, many registrations are required as per the government rules and regulations. He also highlighted that for one to get registered, documents such as
IEC - Importer Exporter Code No; GST Registration Copy; Bank AD Code letter with IFSC code on bank's letterhead; documents for KYC etc are required.

The programme was organised by Customs Preventive Commissionerate, North Eastern Region, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It was attended by various government officials, additional SP Moreh, Assam Rifles, import export licence holders, Trader's, Individuals and Community Leaders.

 
 

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First published:17 Jun 2022, 4:04 pm

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Moreh Correspondent

Moreh Correspondent

MOREH district, Manipur

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