Digital Signature Certificate for Foreign Trade
Foreign Trade and Digital Signature Certificates
Export and Import Organizations (EXIM organizations) can apply for licenses online while they can also file accompanying documents electronically on the DGFT website.
Get your DSC for DGFT
Since a Digital Signature Certificate guarantees the authenticity of the document, DGFT has mandated use of Digital Signature Certificates along with all the electronic documents uploaded on the DGFT ( Foreign trade) site. which means that every EXIM Organisation necessarily needs to have a Digital Signature Certificate for transactions related to the DGFT (foreign trade) website.
On verifying the identity of the sender, the authenticity of the data and validity of the DSC, DGFT then processes the data for licence issuance. Online submission of applications on the DGFT website also means a 50% decrease in licence fee for EXIM Organisations. Organisations can prevent dishonest practices such as identity thefts by filing bills of entry using a Digital Signature Certificate.
If any organisation is filing documents via Custom House Agents, it is important that all documents filed are completed by a DSC. A Digital Signature Certificate Class 3 is necessary for any organisation seeking for Import or Export Licence which needs to be registered in the name of one authorized representative to represent the organisation. As a DSC is recognized by the legal system, all documents submitted using a DSC is considered on a level with physically signed documents, Which also attract benefits provided on them by Indian Information Technology Act 2000.
Why do I need a Digital Signature Certificate?
A Digital Signature Certificate confirms your identity electronically. which provides you with a high level of security for your online transactions by guaranteeing absolute privacy of the information corresponded using a digital certificate. You can use certificates to encrypt data so that only the intended recipient can read it. You can digitally sign data to ensure the recipient that it has not been changed in transit, and also verify your individuality as the sender of the message.
Where all can I use Digital Signature Certificates?
You can use Digital Signature Certificates in the given below sectors:
- To secure email and web-based transactions, or to identify other participants of Web transactions.
- To confirm possession of a domain name and establish SSL/ TLS encrypted secured sittings between your website and the user for web-based transactions.
- For a developer, for proving authorship of a code and preserving honesty of the shared software programs.
- To sign web forms, e-tendering data, filing income tax returns, to obtain membership-based websites automatically without entering a user name and password etc.