Policy Circular No. 40  (RE-2010)/2009-14  dated 9.9.2011
 Sub:- Online transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), EPCG and DEPB at ICD Karur     (INKAR 6 )    w.e.f.  12.09.2011 -  regarding.

As and when Customs (CBEC) have conveyed their readiness to implement on-line message exchange between Customs and DGFT, Policy Circulars have been issued from time to time by DGFT indicating  the names and Port Codes of such Customs Ports where EDI facility would be available.   Such Policy Circulars  issued in past are listed below:

(i)                 Policy Circular No. 28  (RE-2005)/2004-2009, dated 6th October, 2005.

(ii)               Policy Circular No .44  (RE-2005)/2004-2009, dated 10th January, 2006.

(iii)             Policy Circular No. 32  (RE-2010)/2009-2014, dated 14th May, 2010.

(iv)              Policy Circular No. 37/2009-2014, dated 7th July,2010.

(v)                Policy Circular No. 26   (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated  21st March,2011.

(vi)              Policy Circular No. 36   (RE-2010)/2009-14  - dated 5th  August, ,2011

2.         Now it has been decided to add the following one new location to 83 existing locations for on-line transmission of DES (Advance Authorization), EPCG and DEPB Authorization:


Name of new ICES Location


(Customs Port Codes )


ICD Karur


3.          Accordingly, with effect from 12th September, 2011 following shall be mandatory:

a.            DEPB application in respect of shipping bills issued on or after 12.09.2011 from this port has to be filed in EDI mode. 

b.            All authorizations for DES (Advance authorization), EPCG, and DEPB in respect of this port issued on or after 12.09.2011 by Regional Authorities would be communicated to Customs on-line.

 4.        This issues with the approval of the DGFT.                                   

(Rajiv Arora)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade

Issued from File No.01/02/31/AM-06/EDI)