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License Determination - Purpose of assigning License Number to Customs Document

Hi Team,

Could you please let me know the purpose of assigning License Number to Customs document.

As per GTS functionality License Number should be assigned to customs document. If no license assigned to customs document then subsequent functionalities cannot be executed in ECC (i.e Delivery, Invoice) .

Here the license number will not be sent to customs authorities. (because no communication mapping from customs document).

Then how customs authorities will verify the license number assigned to the documents.


Chalapathi G.

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  • Feb 06, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Interesting question.

    Most licence types have a quantity or value limit. You don't generally get a licence that lasts forever, but instead is valid for individual shipments or shipments up to a certain total number of units or value. In those cases, if each licence isn't assigned to the transactions, there would be no way to monitor or restrict the usage. You have to comply with the rules, so have to know how each licence has been attributed.

    Where goods are for export, most country authorities insist that the relevant licence number(s) appear on the commercial documentation and/or in the export declaration data. And, of course, the authorities are free to visit traders' premises whenever they want to verify correct behaviour and procedures.

    Hope that helps.


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  • May 15, 2018 at 09:49 AM

    Hi Chalapathi,

    In most of the business cases, the license number will be transferred ECC and printed on commercial invoice and can be used for the same purpose in fact if valid license number is not assigned for the line item export declaration documents wont be approved.

    Thanks & Regards,


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