Containers carrying import cargo are received at the ICD by ail from the gateway ports . Whenever there is a CFS which is not linked by rail , the containers first arrive a the rail head and are then taken by road to the CFS where they can be destuffed . This happens at ICD where containers are taken by road to the CFS .
At the port of entry the Shipping Line presents the Import General Manifest to the Custom authorities . The Customs authorities at the port after checking send the originals of the import general manifest & transhipment permits to the concerned ICD/CFS . The port railway authorities also issue the Inland Waybill for the container railed to the ICD's .
On the arrival of the rail flats at the ICD the containers are offloaded & placed in the import container yard .The Inland Waybill issued by the Port Authorities are consigned to Customs of the ICD where the containers are offloaded .
The Inland waybill released by the Customs is surrendered by the Shipping line in original while effecting book delivery .
The importer or his authorized Customs Handling Agent then files the following documents
1) Bill of Entry prepared by five copies .
2) Invoice in two copies
3) Packing list in two copies
4) The Bill of Lading is filed in original and attested by importers bankers and verified by customs & is retained by them .
5) Certificate of origins in original form
6) Import license along-with other relevant documents . which is ;
a) Freight Certificate
b) Literature / Technical write up on imported materials
c) Insurance Certificate