CBIC Levy Fee for Handling of Mismatch between Shipping Bill and GST returns in Customs Automated System

The board vide different circulars provide the facility for resolving invoice mis-match errors with officer interface as an alternative measure for the specified period which was further extended, several times, based on representations received from trade regarding continuance of such error.

In terms to resolve the long pending cases of IGST refunds due to such mismatches, it has been decided as a measure of trade facilitation to keep the Officer Interface available on permanent basis to resolve such errors on payment of specified fee by the exporter. The exporter may avail the facility of correction of Invoice mis-match errors (error code SB-005) in respect of all past shipping bills, irrespective of its date of filling, by following the procedure as provided in the circulars issued time to time, subject to payment of Rs. 1,000/- as fee towards such rendering of service by Customs Officers for correlation and verification of the claim.

In this respect, necessary amendments have been made in the Levy of Fee (Customs Documents) Regulations, 1970 vide Notification No.17/2021 dated 17th February, 2021.

Read the Circular and Notification from the Link below:



PDF version is attached : CBIC Levy Fee For Handling of Mismatch Between Shipping Bill and GST returns


This document has been prepared in summary form by Dewan P. N. Chopra & Co.based on the Circular issued by CBIC as indicated above. For further details, please refer to the said Judgement as per the link attached above. While the information is believed to be accurate to the best of our knowledge, we do not make any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. The reader should conduct and rely upon their own examination, investigation and analysis and are advised to seek their own professional advice. The information and data contained herein is not a substitute for the reader’s independent evaluation and analysis. This document is not an offer, invitation, advice or solicitation of any kind. We accept no responsibility for any errors it may contain, whether caused by negligence or otherwise or for any loss, howsoever caused or sustained, by the person who relies on it.

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