The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said that the facility of beneficiary uploading these documents through e-SANCHIT will be deactivated from 31.01.2020.
‘e-SANCHIT’ application is successfully in operation since 01.04.2018. The objective of the application is to further reduce the physical interface between Customs/regulatory agencies and the trade and also to increase the speed of clearance in both imports & exports.
The facility to upload digitally signed Licenses/Permits/Certificates/Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) one-SANCHIT at all ICES (Indian Customs EDI System) locations across India was introduced from 16.11.2018 vide Circular No. 44/2018-Cus. dated 13.11.2018.
The CBIC said that the facility to upload the LPCOs is now being fully made available to these 4 new PGAs, the beneficiaries i.e. importer/exporters/customs brokers would not be allowed to upload the previously issued LPCOs on e-SANCHIT w.e.f 31/01/2020.
Further, to facilitate the members of the trade (beneficiaries), the PGAs are required to upload the LPCOs issued by them during the last 15 days from the above cut-off date. Any LPCOs issued on a prior date may also be uploaded by the PGAs on e-SANCHIT, in order to enable the beneficiary to utilize the same.
The CBIC also reiterated that the PGAs will be communicating with the beneficiaries through the e-mail addresses registered in the ICEGATE. Board had already introduced a simplified auto-registration process in ICEGATE based on email IDs already provided by them for registration under GST without the use of digital signatures for limited purposes of eSANCHIT (communication and viewing) and the IRNs will be communicated to such email IDs.To Read the full text of the Order CLICK HERE