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CBIC issues advisory on changes in customs system with respect of AD Code Registration in exports

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NEW DELHI : The Director General of System and Data Management of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) has issued an advisory on the changes in the customs system with respect to AD Code Registration in exports.

There was a demand from trade that an AD code should be required to be registered only once in the Customs System for filing documents across all the customs locations. To facilitate trade, various changes have been made in the system in respect of AD Code registration.

Earlier, AD Code with associated bank account registration in the system was a one-time process for an IEC for filing of documents (i.e., shipping bills) at any Customs EDI port. An AD Code was required to be registered at every port where documents were filed. There could be multiple AD codes associated with an IEC at various ports. The registration request could be made online either through ICEGATE ID or at the Customs House. The same was to be approved by an officer at every individual port, where the IEC sought the registration of the AD code.

According to the new adjustments, an AD code with a linked bank account must now be registered in the system at only one port, and the AD code will be available at all customs locations. Any new AD code registration (or update) at any port must be registered via an online request at ICEGATE. The possibility in ICES under the “CLK” role to add/modify the AD code and account against an IEC has been deactivated. The request would, as is customary, be approved by the officer assigned to the CLK duty at that specific port.

Once an AD code is registered against an IEC at any port, the same can be used for all ports. There is no requirement for separate registration at other ports for filing documents. Any change/amendment in the particular AD code account details will have to be done at that port of registration only. There can be multiple AD codes and associated accounts registered against an IEC.

All multiple AD codes will have to be registered in the system at any one of the ports. Thus, for an IEC, there can be different ports of registration for different AD codes.

“For existing AD code(s) and associated accounts registered for an IEC, the Customs port, where the last Shipping Bill with a particular AD code was filed, has been taken as the port of registration for that AD code in the System. The details of port of registration for each registered AD code against an IEC would be available on the ICEGATE login ID under Bank Account Management Option. As explained above, any change/amendment in the particular AD code account details will have to be done at that port only,” the Advisory read.

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