ICEGATE : e-Commerce Portal of CBIC
In this article we will discuss about ICEGATE an e-commerce Portal of CBIC in depth. Following topic related to ICEGATE will be covered in this article:
ICEGATE stands for Indian Customs and Indirect Taxes Electronic Commerce Gateway. ICEGATE is a portal that provides e-filing services to cargo and trade carrier, and other departments. Currently, there are around 24,000 registered users with ICEGATEs. As of today, ICEGATE is serving more than 6 Lakhs importers and exporters. Moreover, ICEGATE also helps in transferring the electronic commerce and data communication requirements of the customs department. ICEGATE facilitates EXIM trade providing faster customs clearance as it links fifteen broad type partners with Customs Electronic Data Interchange through message.
Here is the list of services that CBIC provides through ICEGATE:
- E-filing of Bill of Entry
- E-payment of shipping bill
- Exchange of Electronic Data between CBIC and trade/cargo partners via FTP, e-mail and web upload
- Document tracking status of customs EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
- PAN-based data search
Here is a process to register on ICEGATE:
STEP-1 Open ICEGATE Portal https://www.icegate.gov.in/
STEP-2 Click on the sign-up button available under services.
STEP-3 Register on the ICEGATE Portal by entering ICEGATE ID and e-mail ID using Signup button.
- ICEGATE ID should not contain any blank spaces
- ICEGATE ID should not exceed 25 characters
- ICEGATE ID should not contain special characters excluding “-” and “_”
- E-mail ID should not contain more than 50 characters
- ICEGATE ID can contain alphanumeric characters
STEP-4 After validating click on the login button.
STEP-5 Log into the ICEGATE Portal using valid credentials and CAPTCHA Code.
There are various reasons to register at ICEGATE, some of the major ones are:
ICEGATE helps the exporters and importers to execute the EXIM processes in hazel free manner
Using ICEGATE, the air and shipping agent can review and file a complaint and the cargo, logistics and other operators can interact with customs EDI through ICEGATE for cargo, logistics and other related information.
To securely file the Bill of Entry and other documents on the ICEGATE use DSC.
At ICEGATE, there are currently 2 types of message formats denoting 2 ICES software version:
- ICES Version 1.0
- ICES Version 1.5
Where ICES stands for Indian Customs EDI System
The below-mentioned list of banks that are authorized for e-payments through ICEGATE:
- State Bank of India (SBI)
- Punjab National Bank (PNB)
- Bank of India (BOI)
- Indian Bank
- UCO Bank
- United Bank of India
- Union Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra (BOM)
- IDBI Bank
- Corporation Bank
- Canara Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Central Bank of India
- VIJAYA Bank
In case of any problem, anyone can reach to the ICEGATE helpdesk facility that is available for 24×7 via
Toll-Free No: 1800-3010-1000