The procedure for generating a Shipping Bill is as follows:
The shipper has to register with the Customs with either their IEC code number or else their Custom House Agents (CHA) license number. He also needs to register the authorised dealer code number of the bank that will realise the export proceeds.
Along with a copy of the packing list and freight invoice, a declaration in the standard format that is signed by the authorised CHA or the shipper himself has to be submitted at the service centre.
Upon completion of the data entry process, the shipper gets a checklist that is generated through the process. The shipper is expected to verify the data and inform the service centre in case of any discrepancies.
After verification, it gets processed automatically. In case the value of the goods being exported is more than Rs.10 lakhs or the drawback amount is more than one lakh or has samples that are free and worth Rs.20,000, then the document will be assessed by the Assistant Commissioner of exports.
once the processing is over, the shipper can track the status of the bill by coordinating with the service centre.
The shipper/CHA needs to submit original documents including a packing list, invoice, etc. at the dock along with a checklist.
After the officer in charge makes sure that everything is in order, he will issue a ‘Let export order,’ post which printout of the shipping bill is generated.