Implementation of PGA eSANCHIT – Paperless processing of uploading of Licenses/Permits/Certificates/Other Authorizations by Participating Government Agencies

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‘eSANCHIT’ application is successfully in operation since April 4, 2018. With the objective of further reducing physical interface between Customs/regulatory agencies and the trade and to increase the speed of clearance in both imports & exports, a facility to upload digitally signed Licenses/Permits/Certificates/Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) on eSANCHIT at all ICES locations across India was introduced from November 16, 2018 vide Circular No. 44/2018-Customs dated November 13, 2018. In this regard, kindly refer to Board’s Circular No.13/2019-Customs dated June 3, 2019, Circular No.19/2019-Customs dated July 16, 2019 and Circular No.03/2020-Customs dated January 15, 2020. Already 47 PGAs have been enabled for uploading their LPCOs on eSANCHIT.

Vide Circular No. 11/2020- Customs dated February 10, 2020, 3 more PGAs with their LPCOs as detailed in the Annexure-I to the Circular are being brought onboard eSANCHIT platform. With this, the total number of PGAs brought on Board becomes 50 as on date.

Further, it is clarified that since the facility to upload the LPCOs is now being fully made available to these 3 new PGAs, therefore, the beneficiaries i.e. importer/exporters/customs brokers would not be allowed to upload the previously issued LPCOs on eSANCHIT w.e.f. February 28, 2020.

Furthermore, 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 stated cut-off date. Any LPCOs issued on a prior date may also be uploaded by the PGAs on eSANCHIT, in order to enable the beneficiary to utilize the same.

The PGAs will be communicating with the beneficiaries through the email addresses registered in the ICEGATE. Hence, beneficiaries shall ensure that correct email addresses are reflected in the ICEGATE.

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