A Shipping Bill is a document essential for exports. Authorities in charge of customs in the exporting nation demand a Shipping Bill. This crucial document is necessary for the clearance of goods. An exporter must complete a number of formalities before transferring goods from one nation to another, such as filling out applications, getting licences, paying duties, and other things. An exporter must submit an application known as the "shipping bill" to the Customs in order to receive approval for export. Customs officers can determine the authenticity of the declared items, figure out any necessary charges or taxes, and make sure export laws are being followed with the help of the shipping bill, which contains crucial information. The shipping bill serves as a record of the items being shipped, which is useful for tracking and trade data.
Depending on the nation and its regional laws, a shipping bill's creation process may differ. The ICEGATE platform, which offers EDI-based e-filing services, including electronic filing of shipping bills, allows the shipping bill to be sent electronically. The colour schemes used to distinguish the different shipping bill formats indicate the kind of exporting products. After a ship or vessel is given permission to leave the country and is given admission abroad, the shipping bill may be submitted.