Organisation : Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Facility Name : Chip Import Monitoring System (CHIMS)
Applicable For : Importers of ICs covered under notified 05 HS codes
Applicable State/UT : All India
Website : https://imports.gov.in/MEITY/public/home
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What is Chip Import Monitoring System?
CHIMS stands for Chip Import Monitoring System. The purpose of CHIMS is to gather the statistical data in order to develop a complete understanding of ICs and chips being imported in the country and their respective applications in order to promote and support indigenous chip development efforts. The purpose of the licensing system is to provide statistical data on ICs and chips imports entering India prior to arrival of the imports. The data will be analysed and used to take suitable policy decisions by the Government. Information on licenses.
Who Can Register For Chip Import Monitoring System?
The importers of ICs covered under notified 05 HS codes have to apply on the portal with the requisite fee and other data points and the portal then generates a registration number which can be quoted by the importer while filing the Bill of Entry for clearance from Customs.
How To Register For Chip Import Monitoring System?
** Chip Import Monitoring System (CHIMS) shall require importers to submit advance information in an online system for import of above items.
** On submission of online data/information, the system will generate an automatic unique Registration Number. No manual documents are to be submitted to any public authority for this purpose.
** The importer can apply for registration not earlier than 60th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment. The registration can be made on the same day of arrival of import also.
** The automatic Registration number is granted just after the payment of fees. The automatic Registration Number thus granted shall remain valid for a period of 75 days.
** A registration fee of Rs 1 per thousand subject to a minimum of Rs.100/− and maximum of Rs 500/- on aggregate CIF value of imports will need to be paid through electronic mode in the online system for each registration number.
** Importer shall have to enter the Registration Number and expiry date of Registration in the Bill of Entry to enable Customs for clearance of consignment.
** The importers shall have to enter this registration number and expiry date of registration in the Bill of Entry to enable customs for clearance of consignment.
Register Here : https://imports.gov.in/MEITY/public/login/iec
FAQ On Chip Import Monitoring System
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On Chip Import Monitoring System
Do I have to wait for the registration number?
The CHIMS is an Automatic Import Licensing mechanism. Therefore, the registration will be granted immediately after payment of requisite registration fee.
Do I need license for each shipment?
Yes, a license is required for each customs entry. You may include multiple products on one license as well.
May foreign filers apply for a license?
Yes, foreign filers may apply for a license as long as they have a valid Indian IEC (Importer Exporter Code) number.
I am running a start-up and requires very small number of ICs in a year, am I exempted from filing registration?
The registration is required for all the IC importers having valid IEC number. There is no exemption for anyone.
What is the application fee?
A registration fee of Rs. 1 per thousand subject to a minimum of Rs.100/− and maximum of Rs 500/- on aggregate CIF value of imports will need to be paid through electronic mode in the online system for each registration number.
What products are covered?
05 HS codes of Integrated Circuits are covered which include:
1. 85423100: Monolithic Integrated Circuits – Digital
2. 85423200: Memories
3. 85423300: Amplifiers
4. 85423900: Others: Electronic Integrated Circuits other than Memories and Amplifiers
5. 85429000: Parts of Electronic Integrated Circuits and Micro Assemblies
At what point in the importation process should the license be filled?
Importer can apply for online registration not earlier than 60th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment. The automatic Registration Number thus granted shall remain valid for a period of 75 days.
My shipment is arriving today evening can I apply for registration number on same day of import?
The registration can be made on the same day of arrival of import also.
Additional Simplified Procedure
To register for the Chip Import Monitoring System (CHIMS), follow these steps:
1. Go to the CHIMS website
2. Click on the “New Registration” button.
3. Enter your IEC number, firm name, and address.
4. Create a password and confirm it.
5. Enter your mobile number and email address.
6. Click on the “Submit” button.
7. You will receive an email with a verification link. Click on the link to verify your email address.
8. Log in to the CHIMS website with your email address and password.
9. Click on the “Registration” tab.
10. Enter your import details and click on the “Submit” button.
11. You will receive a registration number. Save this number for future reference.
12. You will need to pay a registration fee of Rs 1 per thousand subject to a minimum of Rs. 100/− and maximum of Rs 500/- on aggregate CIF value of imports.
13. Once you have paid the fee, your registration will be complete.
Please note that you can only register for CHIMS if you have a valid IEC number. You can obtain an IEC number from the regional office of the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
** The registration number is valid for 75 days from the date of issuance.
** You can apply for registration not earlier than 60th day before the expected date of arrival of import consignment.
** You can amend your registration details after payment/import.
** You can view your amended registration.
** You can bulk upload DataSheet prior to the registration.
** You can view previously Uploaded DataSheet.