SDF Declaration Not Required under Shipping Bill (Electronic Declaration) Regulations, 2011

[Customs Notification No. 46 (Non Tariff) dated 18th May 2015]

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 157 read with section 50 of the Customs Act,1962 (52 0f 1962), the Central Board of Excise and Customs hereby makes following amendment in Shipping Bill (Electronic Declaration) Regulations, 2011 namely:-

In the Shipping Bill (Electronic Declaration) Regulations, 2011, in the ANNEXURE,-

(i)  for the words starting with “DECLARATION ” and ending with “signature”, the following shall be substituted, namely:-


I/We declare that the particulars given herein above are true, correct and complete.

I/We enclose herewith copies of the following documents*.

1.  Duty Exemption Entitlement Certificate/ Advance Authorisation/ Duty Free Import Authorisation Declaration

2.  Invoice/Invoice cum packing list

3.  Quota/Inspection certificates

4.  Others (Specify)

Name of the Exporter:


Name of Customs Broker:








Identity Card Number


I/We undertake to abide by the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, as amended from time to time, including realisation  or repatriation of foreign exchange to or from India.

*To be submitted with the exports goods in the warehouse.

Date ………………………………….


(ii) APPENDIX-1 shall be omitted.

[F. No. 450/25/2013- Cus IV (Pt)]

[RBI Circular No. 101 dated 14th May 2015]

Sub: Export of Goods and Services- Declaration of Exports of Goods/Software.

Attention of the Authorised Dealers is invited to Regulation 6 of the Notification No.FEMA 23/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000 viz. Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) Regulations, 2000, as amended from time to time, in terms of which every exporter of goods or software has to declare the same in one of the forms stated therein.

2.  To further liberalise and simplify the procedure, it has been decided to dispense with the requirement of declaring the export of Goods /Software in the SDF in case of exports taking place through the EDI ports, as the mandatory statutory requirements contained in the SDF have been subsumed in the Shipping Bill format.

3.  Authorised Dealers may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents concerned.

4.  The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Section 10(4) and Section 11(1) of the FEMA, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.