ICEGATE stands for 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 internally linked with multiple partner agencies including RBI, Banks, DGFT, DGCIS, Ministry of Steel, Directorate of Valuation and other various Partner Government Agencies involved in EXIM trade enabling faster Customs clearance. 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 245 Customs Locations.

Custom House Agent (CHA) / Custom Broker

IEC holder / IEC Authorized Person

Shipping Agent / Shipping Line / Airlines / Console Agent / Custodian


All the users are required to use their Digital Signature token (Class III Individual Type),