The Substantial reduction in mandatory documents required for import & export-CBEC
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has reduced the mandatory documents for imports and exports.
As per an advisory issued by the Board, the following changes have been implemented:
1. only three documents mandatory for general import and exports.
2. Packing list and commercial invoice merged into a single document for Customs.
3. No need to submit SDF form with shipping bill (export declaration).
4. Other documents to be submitted for import and export of special nature under preferential agreements.
The Substantial reduction in documents required for import & export has expedited the clearance process and contributed in ease of doing business.