Online Transmission of EPCG, DEPB and DES at Air Cargo Complex Cochin from 8 August 2011

[DGFT Policy Circular No. 36 dated 5th August 2011]

Sub: Online transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), EPCG and DEPB at Air Cargo Complex, Cochin location w.e.f. 08.08.2011.

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.

(v)    Policy Circular No. 26 (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 21st March, 2011.

2.   Now it has been decided to add the following one new location to 82 existing locations for on-line transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), EPCG and DEPB Authorization:


Name of new ICES Location

LOCODE (Customs Port Codes)


Air Cargo Complex, Cochin


3.   Accordingly, with effect from 8th August, 2011 following shall be mandatory:

a.      DEPB application in respect of shipping bills issued on or after 8.8. 2011 from this port has to be filed in EDI mode. 

b.      All authorizations for DES (Advance authorization), EPCG, and DEPB in respect of this port issued on or after 8.8. 2011 by Regional Authorities would be communicated to Customs on-line.

4.   This issues with the approval of the DGFT.