CBIC launches Compliance Information Portal (CIP).

The Central Board for Indirect Taxes & Customs on 4th August 2021 has launched the Indian Customs Compliance Information Portal (CIP) at www.cip.icegate.gov.in/CIP for providing free access to information on all Customs procedures and regulatory compliance for nearly 12,000 Customs Tariff Items.

The portal would provide a complete knowledge of all import and export-related requirements for all items covered under the Customs Tariff thereby improving the ease of doing cross border trade.

For using CIP, one can simply enter either the Customs Tariff Heading (CTH) or the description of the goods in question to get information to step-by-step procedures, regulatory compliances requirements like License, Certificates, etc., for imports as well as exports. This includes import and export through posts and couriers, import of samples, reimport and re-export of goods, self-sealing facility for exporters, and project imports.