GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, CHENNAI AIRPORT

AIR CARGO COMPLEX, MEENAMBAKKAM, CHENNAI – 600 027.

F.No.S.Misc.10/2009 EDI-AIR                                           Date:24.03.2009

 

PUBLIC NOTICE NO.06/2009

 

Sub:   Systems Alert for Monitoring Realization of Export Proceeds in EDI – Reg.

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The importers, exporters, Custom House Agents and the trade are hereby informed that RBI vide  Circular No. 61 dated 31.1.2004 has dispensed  with  submission  of  declarations   for   export   of goods   of value not exceeding US$25,000. Consequently a  large  number of   the export consignments  presently  fall  outside the purview of  monitoring mechanism through XOS (Export Outstanding Statement), which is a consolidated half-yearly Statement giving details of all export Bills outstanding beyond the period prescribed for realization  within   15 days  from  the  close of  the  half  year  i.e.  June/December.

 

2.       Since drawback payment is ultimately linked to the realization of export proceeds, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (Board) after extensive consultations with field formations, trade and industry, has put in place an in-house mechanism to monitor the realization of such proceeds for exports made under the Drawback Scheme. Board has issued a Circular No.5/2009-Cus dated 02-02-2009 in this regard.

 

3.       Directorate General of Systems and Data Management have developed a BRC (Bank Realization Certificate) Software for ICES, the salient features of which are the following:-

 

a.       The exporters filing Shipping Bills (S/Bs) under drawback shall furnish a declaration to the Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner (Drawback) providing the details of all Authorized Dealers (AD), their codes and addresses through whom they intend to realize the export proceeds. Such a declaration shall be filed at each port of export through which the exporter exports his goods. In case, there is a new addition of AD, the same is to be intimated to the concerned Custom House at the port of export.

  

b.       The system would generate on all Drawback Shipping Bills, the due date for submission of BRCs.

 

c.       The exporter shall submit a certificate from the Authorized Dealer(s) in respect of whom declaration has been filed containing details of the shipments which remain         outstanding beyond the prescribed time limit, including the extended time, if any, allowed by AD/RBI. Such a certificate can also be provided by a Chartered         accountant in his capacity as a statutory auditor of the exporter’s account. A proforma for furnishing such negative statement was enclosed as Annexure to the Board Circular. Further, the exporters also have the option of giving a BRC from the concerned authorized dealer(s).

 

d.       Such certificates shall be furnished by the exporters on a 6 monthly basis before the 7th day of January and July in respect of exports which have become due for realization in the previous 6 months. For example, for the six-monthly period of January-June 2008 (during which exports were effected), the statement/BRC needs to be submitted by the 7th July, 2009.

 

e.       Such certificates shall be filed by the exporter AD wise at each port. The relevant           date for filing certificates shall be the date of let export order (LEO) which is the date when the export goods are in effect permitted to be exported.

 

f.        The software shall indicate list of the shipping bills under drawback where the BRC/negative statement has not been furnished by the exporter within the prescribed date. The Assistant Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner (Export) may peruse such lists either for the entire Customs port or for an individual exporter by entering the IE code of the exporter and accordingly initiate action to recover drawback.

 

g.       The BRC entry module gives three options for entering the details of foreign exchange realization.

 

i.        If the exporter furnishes the BRCs as a proof of foreign exchange realization, the officer will choose option (1) and enter the specific Shipping Bill numbers and dates. Such Shipping Bills will be deleted by the system from the list of shipping bills pending for realization of export proceeds.

 

ii.       If the exporter produces a “negative statement” for a specified six monthly period from the AD/chartered accountant that no foreign exchange is pending realization   for the exporter in the given period, the officer will choose option (2).  The system will automatically display the S/Bs pertaining to the given period on screen and once the officer approves, all such shipping bills shall be deleted from the pendency list.

 

iii.      If the negative statement furnished by the exporter gives the list of S/Bs, for a particular six month period, for which foreign exchange has not been realized (and by implication foreign exchange has been realized for all other S/Bs) then, the officer will choose option (3). This will allow the officer to enter the S/Bs for which the BRCs are pending.  Thereafter, all S/Bs except such pending S/Bs will be deleted from the list.

 

iv.      The BRC entry module also enables the Department to remove the list of S/Bs from the pendency list if drawback is recovered subsequently.  In such cases, the officer has to use the Recovery Module and enter the order no./challan no. and date and also the no. and date of all shipping Bills for which the drawback has been realized. Thereafter, all such S/Bs will be deleted from the pendency list.

 

4.     The system will indicate to the Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner (Drawback) all cases of Drawback Shipping bills with LEO date falling on or after 1.1.2008 if the BRC/negative statement in the prescribed Annexure enclosed to the Board’s Circular is not submitted by the exporter within the prescribed period. Further, the exporters are required to furnish the BRCs/negative statement in the prescribed Annexure in respect of all the Drawback Shipping Bills having LEO dates from 1.1.2004 to 31.12.2007 (separately for each six month period) within a period of four months from the date of issue of Board circular.

 

5.       The BRC software module will be implemented with effect from  01.04.2009.

 

      

 

                                         Sd/-

                            (PARMINDER SINGH)

COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS

                         (AIRPORT & AIR CARGO)

 

// ATTESTED //

 

 

Sd/-

 (V.SREENIVASAN)

ASST. COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (EDI)

 

 


ANNEXURE

 

Certificate in case provided by the Authorized dealer *

 

This is to certify that the export proceeds in respect of export shipments made by M/s_____________________ during the period ___________ for which the documents have been processed by us have been received except for the following consignments as per details given below:

 

1. Name of the exporter        :

2. IEC No.                              :

3. Port of export                     :

4. Details of exports pending realization :

 

Sl.

No.

Shipping bill

number and

date

Due date

for

realization

Amount

pending

realization

Remarks like whether exporter has

been granted extension or applied

for extension or waiver or any other

reasons for non-recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place:                                                                                     Signature and details of

Authorized Dealer (AD)

Date:                                                                                                   Code No.

 

 

* Certificates are to be furnished Authorized Dealer-wise for each port separately for the periods January-June / July-December every year.

 


ANNEXURE

 

Certificate in case provided by the Chartered Accountant **

 

I/We have audited the accounts of M/s____________________ and on that basis certify that the export proceeds for export shipments made during the period __________ to _________ have been received except for the following consignments as per details given below:

 

1. Name of the exporter        :

2. IEC No.                              :

3. Port of export                     :

4. Details of exports pending realization :

 

Sl.

No.

Shipping bill

number and

date

Due date

for

realization

Amount

pending

realization

Remarks like whether exporter has

been granted extension or applied

for extension or waiver or any other

reasons for non-recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place:                                                                                     Signature and details of

  chartered accountant

 

Date:                                                                                           CA Registration No.

 

 

** Certificates are to be furnished for each port separately for the periods January–June / July-December every year.