e Trade Project under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP)2015-20

Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20, e Trade Project


In this post the information about e Trade Project under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 are discussed. The details about e Trade Project under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 are given below.


e Trade project facilitates users to carry out all their foreign trade related compliances, regulatory or otherwise, online. Department of Commerce pilots this project.


The major stake holders of the project are Customs, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Seaports, Airports, Container Corporation of India  (CONCOR), Inland container Depots(ICDs)/ Container Freight Stations (CFSs), Banks, importers/exporters, agents, airlines/shipping lines.


The project emphasizes automation of internal processes for quicker processing of trade requests. Transparency is induced in the system by reduced personal interface of importers/exporters with Government agencies.  



e Trade project provides for following key services 


(1)           e-delivery of services / clearances by community partners like Customs and Custodians at Sea ports, Airports and ICD/CFSs. These services are extended to exporter, importer, agents etc.


(2)           E-filing of export/ import documents by exporter, importer, agents etc to Customs and Custodians at Sea Ports, Airports and ICD/CFSs.


(3)           Electronic exchange of documents between community partners i.e. Customs and Custodians at Sea Ports, Airports, ICD/CFSs.


(4)           e-Payment by exporter, importer, agents for Custom duties; DGFT’s application and other fee and Charges (handling/freight, etc) of Custodians at Sea Ports, Airports, ICD/CFSs.



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