1. Government of India has taken-up a number of initiatives for promoting 'Ease of doing business'. One of the ways to make cargo clearance easier is to reduce the use of paper and to introduce electronic messaging and paperless processing. The Board seeks to ensure that the success achieved over the years in advancing automated clearance processes, EDI messaging and digital signatures translate into a paper-free environment, besides reducing transaction costs.
a. detailed copy of the Shipping Bill is not required by the Authorised Dealer. It is enough if a summary copy is printed.
b. CBEC provides copies of digitally signed Shipping Bills to DGFT.
c. The data of Shipping Bill is integrated with EDPMS (Export Data Processing and Monitoring System) of RBI.