The Central Board of Indirect Tax and Customs (CBIC) has enabled payment of customs duty on Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) courier imports through it’s e-payment gateway for faster and better taxpayer service.
The Express Industry Council of India (EICI) has jointly with the Indian Customs has developed and implemented the Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS) as a pilot at Courier Terminal. ECCS is an automation programme to carry out clearance processes under the Courier Imports and Exports (Electronic Declaration and Processing ) Regulations, 2010. The electronic declaration for clearance, in which the manual issuance of mate receipt for containerized cargo has become redundant. Let us look in detail about the Express Cargo Clearance System in this article.
The courier system facilitates import and export and is a time-saving measure. Further, MSME Sector will especially benefit in importing and exporting parcels through ECCS. The ECCS Courier facility is a fully automated system based on minimal testing and ensures extremely speedy clearance, making it much cheaper and faster than the presently available import-export cargo system.
Now, the government has further empowered the taxpayer with the new facility of payment of customs duty on ECCS courier imports through it’s e-payment gateway.