SafeDoXX for Safe
EXIM is an easy-to-use Desktop Utility that
enables Digital Signing of any File using
a Safe EXIM Digital Certificate.
Today, the Indian legal framework accords
the same significance to Digital Signatures
on electronic documents as physical signatures
on paper documents. Therefore, a user in
India can leverage the benefits offered
by the Indian Information Technology Act
2000 (IT Act 2000) by Digitally Signing
electronic documents in lieu of traditional
physical signatures and enjoy the same legal
status as physical signatures, provided
the Digital Certificate used has been issued
by a licensed Certifying Authority.
Who can use SafeDoXX for
SafeDoXX for Safe EXIM can be used by Import
and Export (EXIM) organizations that are
registered with the Directorate General
of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and have a valid
Importer-Exporter Code (IEC). The EXIM organization
is required to nominate an Authorized Employee
to interact with the DGFT on behalf of the
EXIM organization. This authorized employee
would have SafeDoXX for Safe EXIM installed
on his/her computer, with which he/she would
Digitally Sign documents for upload on the
What should I do with a
Digitally Signed file?
EXIM organizations are required to file
several documents with the DGFT while applying
for their duty-drawback licenses. Since
DGFT permits the EXIM organizations to apply
for their licenses online, DGFT has also
permitted the EXIM organizations to send
these accompanying documents electronically.
However, DGFT has stipulated that these
electronic documents need to be Digitally
Signed before they are uploaded onto the
Therefore, when applying online for their
licenses, the EXIM organizations would need
to use SafeDoXX for Safe EXIM to Digitally
Sign all the accompanying documents and
upload them to DGFT through their website.
What does DGFT do with
a Digitally Signed file?
DGFT has incorporated an application on
their website that automatically verifies
the Digital Signature on a Digitally Signed
file. This ensures that only documents Digitally
Signed by a valid EXIM organization can
be uploaded to DGFT through their website.
Once the Digitally Signed file is uploaded
on DGFT's website, DGFT checks to see if
the Digital Signature is valid, that the
sender is authentic and that the original
document has not been tampered with. DGFT
then processes these documents for issuance
of the licenses.
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