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How to download and print an e-BRC from the DGFT website?

An e-BRC serves as legal proof that the exporter has received payment from the importer for goods exported. Learn how to download and print e-BRC from the DGFT website.
How to download and print an e-BRC from the DGFT website
A Bank Realisation Certificate (BRC) is a document issued by a bank that confirms that an exporter has received payment from the importer for the exported goods. This certificate act as legal proof of payment and export, and can be used by exporters to claim benefits of various schemes under the Foreign Trade Policy.1

To streamline export processes and promote paperless trade, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has introduced an electronic platform that enables exporters to digitally acquire an electronic Bank Realisation Certificate (e-BRC). This blog post provides guidance on how to download and print an e-BRC from the DGFT website.

What is the purpose of an e-BRC?

In the past, obtaining a Bank Realisation Certificate (BRC) involved the cumbersome task of physically submitting an application to the respective DGFT regional authority. BRC details would have to be manually entered into the DGFT application and then processed. This made the process complex and time-consuming.

To enhance efficiency and reliability, the DGFT introduced an electronic platform to issue e-BRCs to exporters. Banks can use the platform to electronically transfer foreign exchange realization to the DGFT server. The process is secured by the use of a digital certificate.

By integrating e-BRC with banking systems, the DGFT can receive electronic information on shipping bills and foreign currency realization. These details are cross-checked with corresponding shipping bill data, including Freight on Board (FOB) value and e-BRC information, to ensure the accurate determination of incentives for exporters.

The streamlined e-BRC acquisition process has improved efficiency by reducing human intervention and transaction costs. With e-BRC, exporters can easily claim export incentives and benefits such as subsidies, low-cost loans, duty exemptions, etc., through the DGFT online portal.2

Step-by-step guide to download the e-BRC online

The steps to download the e-BRC certificate in bulk is as follows:

Step 1:

Go to the DGFT website and log in to the portal with your username and password.

Step 2:

On the Home screen, click on My Dashboard and choose Repositories from the drop-down menu.

Step 3:

Click on the Explore link in the Bills Repositories section. You will be taken to the Bills Repositories page.

Step 4:

From the Select Bill drop-down menu, choose the Bank Realisations (e-BRC) option.

Step 5:

Scroll down and click the Request for Bulk Download button at the bottom.

Step 6:

Select the date range (up to 3 months) and click the Submit Request button. A confirmation message will appear on your screen.

Step 7:

The generated CSV file will be sent to your registered email ID, which can be found in your IEC profile.3

Step-by-step guide to print an e-BRC from the DGFT website

The steps to download the e-BRC certificate in bulk is as follows:

Step 1:

Go to the DGFT website and log in to the portal with your username and password.

Step 2:

On the Home screen, click on My Dashboard and choose Repositories from the drop-down menu.

Step 3:

Click on the Explore link in the Bills Repositories section. You will be taken to the Bills Repositories page.

Step 4:

From the Select Bill drop-down menu, choose the Bank Realisations (e-BRC) option. Enter the search parameters to find the e-BRC that needs to be updated, and click the Search button.

Step 5:

Scroll down to locate the e-BRC that requires updating, and click on the Bank Realisation hyperlink.

Step 6:

Click on the Print e-BRC button to print the certificate.4
The introduction of electronic Bank Realisation Certificates (e-BRCs) has streamlined processes for exporters, enabling them to easily claim incentives and benefits via the DGFT portal. For e-commerce exporters, especially those operating from remote regions, the smooth e-BRC download and printing process simplifies the complexities of export documentation and eliminates the need to travel to obtain a BRC manually. For more support with export documentation and compliance, exporters can leverage the tools and services offered by e-commerce export programs like Amazon Global Selling.

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Published on March 13, 2024.

Sources:
1. https://www.cogoport.com/en-IN/blogs/what-is-an-ebrc-why-do-exporters-need-it
2. https://www.dripcapital.com/en-in/resources/blog/ebrc-dgft
3. https://content.dgft.gov.in/Website/eBRC_User_Guide_for_Exporter_v1.0(updated3)_draft.pdf
4. https://content.dgft.gov.in/Website/eBRC_User_Guide_for_Exporter_v1.0(updated3)_draft.pdf

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