Hello, friends welcome to another fresh article of “IndianCustoms.Info”. Here in this article, I explained everything you need to know about the IceGate bill of entry (B.E.).
Here in this article, I have covered all the imported points about the bill of entry which you need to know.
If you have any queries or suggestions which I need to include in this article please ask in the comment section.
What Is Bill Of Entry?
When you import any goods from abroad you need to file a bill of entry at customs.
Bill of Entry (B.E) is filled by the importer or customs house agent for the customs clearance of imported goods.
The bill of entry filing is mandatory for the customs clearance of imported goods.
B.E contain the details of imported goods like:-
- Name of the importer
- Name of supplier
- Value of goods
- Name of the goods
- Quantity of goods
- Country of origin
- Total payable Duty/GST amount etc..
The above B.E format helps you to understand what are the details are contain in B.E.
The custom officer examines the cargo as per the details mentioned on B.E copy.
After completion of the examination, the proper officer allows us to get out the goods from customs.
Without filing B.E custom clearance of goods is not possible.
Who Can File B.E In Import?
If you are an importer and get self CHA then you can fille B.E. at yourself.
Or you can hire any authorized Customs Couse Agent (CHA) for B.E filing.
Most of the case the importer hire CHA Because of they the expert for filing B.E.
They well updated about new customs rules and regulations.
If you are unable to file B.E within the time prescribed by customs.
Then Customs will charge a penalty as per Notification No. 26/2017-Customs (N.T.).
It has been mandated that the B.E has to be filed by the end of the next day following the day of arrival of the shipment.
Any delay in filing of the B.E, The importer will be liable to pay the late presentation charges as under.
- Rs.5000.00 per day from the 2nd day of the shipment arrival for 3 days &
- Rs.10000.00 per day from the 5th day onwards till the day of filling of the BOE.
How To Check Bill OF Entry Status?
Checking the B.E status is very easy but understanding the status is very difficult.
But don’t worry you’re on the “Indiancustom.info” site, here I will guide you the right way to read the bill of entry status.
To check the B.E status, first, you need to visit the icegate.gov.in
And click on “Public inquiries” when you click this option it will redirect to a new page.
On the left side, you can see “services” select “Document Status” option, It will redirect you to another new page.
Where you can see Tracking options from tracking options you need to select “Bill Of Entry”.
In this window, you just need to input the data. Like Location, Bill of entry number, Bill of entry date.
After fill-up, the data click on the “Submit” button.
It will redirect you to the B.E status page. here you can see the current status of bill of entry.
Types Of Bill Of Entry For Import.
In Indian Customs 4 types of B.E filed for customs clearance.
1. Bill Of Entry For Home Consumption:- This type of B.E has been filed for the direct customs clearance of imported goods.
In this case, Importer will pay the customs duty and customs cleared the goods from customs.
2. In-Bond Bill Of Entry:- If the importer does not have enough funds to pay customs duty.
Or importer doesn’t want to release the full consignment from customs due to an issue.
So, Importer Or their CHA will file B.E for In-Bond B.E or Warehouse B.E.
If B.E filed under In-Bond there is no need to pay the customs duty.
And after the customs clearance process, the shipment will be shifted to Bonded Warehouse.
3. Ex-Bond Bill Of Entry:- Ex-Bond B.E is filed when the imported need to release a part shipment or full shipment from In-Bonded Shipment.
At the time of Ex-Bond B.E Importer only need to pay the customs duty for the part of shipment which they want to release from the bonded warehouse.
4. Kachha Bill Of Entry:- Kachha B.E is also filed for direct customs clearance of Imported Goods.
Kachha B.E is filed for the customs clearance of perishable goods. like:- fruits, vegetables, live animals, etc…
I hope now you understand What Is IceGate Bill Of Entry and the importance of filing B.E in the case of import. Comment below if anyone has any suggestions or query regarding the B.E filing.