Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has done away with factory stuffing of containers under the physical supervision of an officer of Department and eligible exporters are now entitled to self-seal their export containers by using an electronic seal.
The exporters who were availing sealing at their factory premises under the system of supervised factory stuffing will be automatically entitled for self-sealing procedure. Exporter desirous of availing this procedure shall inform the jurisdictional Custom Officer for permission for self-sealing at the approved premises. Once the permission is granted, the exporter shall furnish only intimation to the jurisdictional Superintendent or Customs each time self-sealing is carried out at approved premises.
The jurisdictional Customs Officer verify the e-seal with the help of handheld reader or fixed reader or through any other mode as prescribed, whether e-seal is intact or not. If e-seal has been read as ‘NOT TAMPERED’, the export consignment would be processed for the purpose of registration and grant of ‘LET EXPORT ORDER’ as per established procedures.
Information of Customs clearance/rejectionwill be seamlessly transmitted to the registered email id of the exporter from the vendor’s server.
RFID seals should conform to ISO 17712:2013(H) and ISO/IEC 18000-6 Class 1 Gen 2. This has been prescribed to ensure that RFID seals are compliant with securing requirements and tamper proof.
Currently, Merchant exporters can not avail the facility of e-sealing.