India Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment (SCMT) Regulations
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs in India has advised that the implementation of the India SCMT regulations will be effective from August 1, 2019. It is now compulsory for all shipping lines, importers and exporters to adhere to the defined timelines for manifest filing of all the cargo on a vessel to and from an Indian port.
The rule is applicable for all cargo transshipping, discharging and moving via any Indian port.
Departure Manifest: Export manifest is now required to be submitted to Indian customs prior to the departure of the vessel from any Port of Loading in India.
Arrival Manifest: Import Manifest is now required to be submitted to India customs prior to the departure of the vessel from the last foreign port of call.