CBEC: Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is a part of the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It deals with the tasks of formulation of policy concerning levy and collection of Customs and Central Excise duties, prevention of smuggling and administration of matters relating to Customs, Central Excise and Narcotics to the extent under CBEC's purview. The Board is the administrative authority for its subordinate organizations, including Custom Houses, Central Excise Commissionerates and the Central Revenues Control Laboratory. The website gives the complete information one the matters related to excise & customs including customs & central excise act, Service tax, notifications (tariff & non tariff), circulars etc.
DGFT : Directorate General of Foreign Trade is responsible for implementing the Foreign Trade Policy or Exim Policy with the main objective of promoting Indian exports.It is a government organization in India responsible for the formulation of exim guidelines and principles for Indian exporters & importers of the country. The website gives information on exim policies, guidlines on exim procedures and export import incentives. The major functions of DGFT are implementation of Foreign Trade Policy, grant of IEC (importer exporter code), permits and regulate export/ import between India and other countries, promotion of trade, issue of eximlicenses.
ICEGATE: the Indian Customs and Central Excise Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data interchange (EC/EDI) Gateway. ICEGATE is a portal that provides e-filing services to the trade and cargo carriers and other clients of Customs & Central Excise Department (collectively called trading partner). ICEGATE is an infrastructure project that fulfils the department's EC/EDI and data communication requirements. Through this facility the department offers a host of services, including electronic filing of the Bill of Entry( import goods declaration) and the Shipping Bills (export goods declaration) and related electronic messages between Customs and the trading partners using communication facilities (E-mail, Web-upload & FTP) including the communication protocols commonly used on the internet. The airlines and shipping agents can file manifests on the Internet using this facility. Besides, data is exchanged between Customs and the various regulatory and licensing agencies such as DGFT, RBI, Ministry of Steel and DGCIS. All electronic documents/ messages being handled by the ICEGATE are processed at the Customs' end by the Indian Customs EDI System (ICES), which is running at 40 customs locations. The ICEGATE also provides 24X7 helpdesk facility for its trading partners.
In addition to e-filing, ICEGATE also provides host of other services like E-payment, on-line registration for IPR, Document Tracking status at ICEGATE and ICES, online verification of DEPB/DES/EPCG licences, IE code status, PAN based CHA data and links to various other important websites/information pertaining to the Customs business.