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Manipur customs department requests traders to familiarise with computerisation system

The Land Customs Station (LCS), Moreh will shift from manual processing of documents to Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System (ICES) from May 18 (on trial basis) as per a facility issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), NER, Shillong, stated Customs department in a release.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 13 May 2022, 6:24 pm

Representational Image (Photo: Unsplash)
Representational Image (Photo: Unsplash)

 

The Customs department, Manipur on Friday requested the importers, exporters, customs brokers, and members of the trade to familiarise themselves with the Customs’ computerisation system so that they can smoothly shift to the electronic system when the trade resumes in Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge (Gate no. 1).

The Land Customs Station (LCS), Moreh will shift from manual processing of documents to Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange System (ICES) from May 18 (on trial basis) as per a facility issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), NER, Shillong, stated Customs department in a release.

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It informed that the ICES is a fully-automated, quick and paperless system of clearance of import and export consignments where it allows the importers and exporters to file declaration for import and export of goods electronically even while sitting at their home and also to upload the requisite documents electronically.

Permissions or NOC from other regulatory agencies, if required, can also be obtained online, without the importer or exporter having to approach the agencies separately, through the Single Window Interface for facilitating trade (SWIFT) which is integrated with ICES and can be accessed through the platform “www.icegate.gov.in,” it added.

This automated system reduces the interface of the trade and public with governmental agencies, it stated, adding that the time taken to clear import or export consignments will come down; the cost of doing business will also come down and this will improve the ease of doing business.

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It stated that the international trade though LCS Moreh has been under closure because of the Covid pandemic and trade is yet to resume.

However, the Customs department is proposing to conduct a workshop at Moreh to familiarise the traders on how international trade is conducted; how payment through banks is made and to familiarise them with the electronic system, it added.

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First published:13 May 2022, 6:24 pm

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