CIP: The Central Board for Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) here today launched the Indian Customs Compliance Information Portal (CIP) at www.cip.icegate.gov.in/CIP.
- CIP is yet another facilitation tool developed by CBIC.
- This newly inaugurated portal has been launched for providing free access to information on all Customs procedures and regulatory compliance for nearly 12,000 Customs Tariff Items.
- This tool will empower business as well as any interested person with up-to-date information on the legal and procedural requirements of Customs and Partner Government Agencies (FSSAI, AQIS, PQIS, Drug Controller, etc.) for carrying out imports and exports.
- It would provide complete knowledge of all import and export-related requirements for all items covered under the Customs and Partner Government Agencies at the click of a button, thereby, improving the ease of doing cross-border trade.
- Another important feature of CIP is that it is a pan India map that shows all the Customs seaports, airports, land customs stations, etc.
- It also comprises addresses of regulatory agencies and their websites.
How CIP can be used?
- One can use the CIP by simply entering either the Customs Tariff Heading (CTH) or description of goods in question in order to get information to step-by-step procedures, regulatory compliances requirements such as License, Certificates, etc.
- This includes import and export through posts and couriers, import of samples, re-import and re-export of goods, self-sealing facility for exporters and project imports.
- CBIC is an acronym for the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs.
- It is the nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, GST, Central Excise, Service Tax and Narcotics in India.
- It comes under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
- It was founded on 1 January 1964.
- The current Chairman of CBIC is M. Ajit Kumar.