The Indian Customs EDI System (ICES) is now operational at 111 major customs locations handling nearly 98% of India’s International trade in terms of import and export consignments.

Following are the major objectives of ICES:

  • Respond more quickly to the needs of the trade
  • Computerization of customs related functions including import/export, general manifest    control, ex-bond clearance of warehoused goods, goods imported against export promotion schemes, monitoring of export promotion schemes.
  • Reduce interaction of the trade with Government agencies
  • Provide retrieval of information from other custom locations to have uniformity in assessment and valuation
  • Provide management information system for policy making and its effective revenue and
    pendency monitoring and
  • Provide quick and correct information on import/export statistics to Director General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics