ICEGATE is short for the Indian Customs Electronic commerce Gateway. ICEGATE is a portal that provides e-filing services to the traders and cargo carriers and other clients of customs department. ICEGATE also fulfils the department's electronic and data communication requirements. At the moment, around 24,000 users registered with ICEGATE are serving 6 lac importers as well as exporters. ICEGATE links 15 broad type partners with Customs Electronic Data Interchange through message exchanges which leads to faster customs clearance facilitating EXIM trade.
ICEGATE offers other services like electronic filing of the Bill of Entry (BOE), Shipping Bills and electronic messages between customs and trading partners using communication facilities i.e E-mail, Web-upload & FTP, using the communication protocols commonly used on the internet.
ICEGATE not only helps with e-filing but also does other services like e-payments i.e online payments, online registration for IPR, document tracking status, online verification, IE code status and other links to important websites related to customs.
Here are some of the banks that are authorized for E-payments through ICEGATE:
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