CBIC has enabled new facilities on ICEGATE Portal i.e. “Online facility for replying of Queries are now available to IEC holders and Custom Brokers under ICEGATE website login”.
Earlier, IEC Registration is allowed on ICEGATE website, with Digital Signature and requires approval. Such registered IEC holders can file documents on ICEGATE. To attract importers and exporters for Registration on ICEGATE and to provide the various information services including reports, a need is felt to provide a Simplified Auto Registration on ICEGATE. This Simplified Auto Registration is based on IEC and GSTIN, requires OTP verifications of e-mail and mobile number.
ICEGATE is a portal that provides e-filing services to the trade and cargo carriers and other clients of the Customs Department (collectively called Trading Partner). At present, about 24000 users are registered with ICEGATE who are serving about 6.72 lacs importer/exporter. ICEGATE links about 15/broad types partners with Customs EDI through message exchanges enabling faster Customs clearance and in turn facilitating EXIM Trade.