No Electronic Filing for Perishables when ICES 1.5 Fails

The following Public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (Export) Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House on 8th April 2011

[Customs Public Notice No. 53 dated 8th April 2011]

Subject: Manual Clearance of factory stuffed perishable (refrigerated / non-refrigerated) export cargo based on the Check List.

It has been reported by trade, Customs House Agents Association and Officers in the sheds that due to connectivity problems in the CFS under the newly migrated EDI 1.5 system, shipping bills pertaining to factory stuffed perishable (refrigerated / non-refrigerated) export cargo are pending for AC / DC release (assessment), though the check list has been generated. Due to delay in AC / DC release, there is congestion and pendency for goods registration by PO and subsequent LEO by the Superintendent.

2.  In view of the above, as a measure of trade facilitation, it has been decided to allow manual processing of documents pertaining to export of factory stuffed perishable (refrigerated / non-refrigerated) export cargo. Hence, in all such cases where the Check Lists have been generated and the export shipment has been allotted a distinct shipping bill number, the subsequent processing for AC / DC release, goods registration and LEO may be done on the Check List manually. The officers should retain a copy of the Check List after LEO and the same should be updated in the EDI 1.5 system against the respective distinct shipping bill numbers at the earliest possible date.

3.  This procedure shall be in force till 12th April, 2011 and the same shall be reviewed on 13th April, 2011 depending on the response of the 1.5 EDI system, not later than 15th April, 2011.

4.  The above guidelines come into force with immediate effect and shall be strictly followed by the concerned officers and staff.

5.  Any difficulty noticed in the implementation of this Standing Order may be brought to the notice of the undersigned.

F. No. JC/GGP-Misc-03/2010