Online Transmission of DES and EPCG Authorisation at Tondiarpet ICD from 8 May 2012 Mandatory

[DGFT Policy Circular No. 60 dated 30th April 2012]

Sub:- Online transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), DFIA and EPCG at ICD CONCOR , Tondiarpet, Chennai, Tamilnadu (IN TVT 6 ) w.e.f. 08.05.2012.

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 issued in past 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.

(vi)   Policy Circular No. 36   (RE-2010)/2009-14  - dated 5th  August, ,2011

(vii)  Policy Circular No. 40   (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 9th September, 2011

(viii) Policy Circular No. 49 (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 22nd December, 2011

2.     Now it has been decided to add the following one new location to 85 existing locations for on-line transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), DFIA and EPCG:


Name of new ICES Location


(Customs Port Codes )



ICD CONCOR, Tondiarpet, Chennai



3.     Accordingly, with effect from 8th May, 2012 following shall be mandatory:

(a)   All Shipping Bills issued after 08.05.2012 related to various Foreign Trade Policy Schemes from this port will be transmitted through EDI mode to DGFT.

(a)   All authorizations for DES (Advance authorization), DFIA and EPCG in respect of this port issued on or after 08.05.2012 by Regional Authorities would be communicated to Customs on-line.

4.     This issues with the approval of the DGFT.