3F-HQ | Cargo Marketing International | New regulations for Sea Cargo Manifest in India

05 Aug 2019 3:54 PM | Anonymous

This notification is for your kind attention from 3F member CARGO MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, India.

Mr. Nikunj Shah from Cargo Marketing informed us about the new regulations for Sea Cargo Manifest in India.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs announced some changes in the regulation for filling Sea Cargo Manifest for all cargo arriving to India and  departing from India.

The new regulations were effective from 01 August 2019, however there is a transition period till 15 September 2019 to make necessary changes.

Regulations are applicable for all cargo discharging, transshipping or loading at India port and cargo transiting via India port.

Sea Arrival Manifest (SAM):
The details of Sea Arrival Manifest needs to be submitted to Indian Customs before a vessel's departure from the last foreign port call.

Sea Departure Manifest (SDM): The details of Sea Departure Manifest needs to be submitted to Indian Customs before a vessel's departure from port of loading in India.

With the new regulation, below additional mandatory fields need to be filled.

1. Harmonized code (HS code): 6 digit HS code
2. Import Export code (IEC code): 10 digit IEC of Indian customer
3. Permanent Account Number (PAN): PAN of Indian customer

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