India: Electronic filing of customs documents

India: Electronic filing of customs documents

India’s Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) issued guidance that expands the requirements for importers and exporters to file customs documents electronically using a “digital signature certificate.” The new rules are effective 1 January 2016.

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The goal of this guidance is to simplify the customs procedures. The expectation is that transaction cost and clearance time for imports and exports of goods will be reduced.

 

Read an October 2015 report [PDF 277 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in India: Usage of the Digital Signature Certificate for electronic filing of customs documents

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