CHENNAI CUSTOMS
Self sealing of Factory stuffed Containers with E-Seals of Exporters

Self sealing of factory stuffed containers of exporters with E-Seals is mandatory from 15th December 2017 in Chennai Port and Kattupalli Port as per CBEC Circular 44/2017 dt 18/11/2017 .

Exporters before doing self sealing shall give only intimation to the Jurisdictional Customs each time self sealing is carried out at the approved premises on the place and address of the approved premises, description of export goods and whether or not any incentive is being claimed.( CBEC circular 26/2017 ) View

Benefits of the Online Portal for self sealing :
  • Exporter can do simple online registration in this portal and can give electronic intimation one day in advance about the self sealing . This will facilitate the trade by obviating the need for filing manual intimation to Customs every time
  • Digitisation of Self sealing permission and authorised signatories by Docks officers: Self sealing permission issued by Chennai customs has been uploaded in the portal along with list of authorised signatories of exporters.Exporters who were sealing under erstwhile Central excise/Customs officer supervision ,who submitted list of authorised signatories are also uploaded in the portal
  • This will enable the Docks officer to verify the signature of Authorised signatory on the self sealing documents through online which will ease the exporters business.

RFID Sealing of Export containers :
  • Exporters exporting through Chennai and Kattupalli port have been provided time upto December 15th 2017 to move to E-seals. Those exporters who have procured E-seals from Notified vendors shall start using them under self sealing procedure.( See Board Circular No. 44/2017 dt View
  • List of E-seal Vendors notified by CBEC can be accessed here. View
  • The following notified E-seal vendors has installed the E-seal Readers in Chennai Port ,Kattupalli Port , ICD Irungattukottai and ICD Concor Tondiarpet
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    Exporters are advised to place orders for e-seals with the vendors who are notified by the board and the said vendor should have E -seal readers installed in the port of export/ICD.


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