Container seals are ‘one-time door locks’ used to secure goods containers. Each seal-lock can be used only once. Heavy-duty container seals are designed to withstand natural elements and last the entire voyage of the container until it is removed by the customer at the destination.
The Need for Container Seals:
Container seals are used to secure the container doors once the loading of cargo is completed. This is done to prevent tampering.
It is a requirement by ports, government regulators, and importers/exporters that all FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less than Container Load) containers are sealed during transport.
Different Types of Container Seals
Container seals are of different types. Seals using lead wire and a seal, plastic seals, metal strip seals, bolt seals, e-seals, and sometimes even number padlocks are used to seal containers during their voyage.
Of these, the safest and the most commonly used is the container seal. It consists of a metal pin that is driven into a plastic-coated steel barrel, forming a one-time lock and tamper-proof seal.
Bolt seals are made of heavy-duty steel, coated in tough weather-resistant, anti-corrosive plastic. A unique seal number is shown on both the pin as well as the barrel of the seal.
The Central Board of Excise & Customs has allowed exporters the facility of self-sealing containers at their own premises subject to the condition that they use electronic SEAL(circular number 26/2017, 36/2017, 37/2017,41/2017, 44/2017 & 51/2017). This system has replaced the earlier procedure where exporters had the facility for requesting an officer of Central Excise Dept. to be present at their premises at the time of stuffing a container and having it sealed using a one- time mechanical bolt seal. This procedure permitted export of goods without any examination at the port.
The specifications of SEAL to be used under the new self-sealing procedure has been prescribed under circular 26/2017, 36/2017, 37/2017,41/2017, 44/2017 & 51/2017. The specification of the seal reproduced below The RFID seal shall conform to ISO 17712:2013 (H) and ISO/IEC 18000-6 Class 1 Gen 2 which is globally accepted in industrial applications and can be read with the use of UHF (i.e. 860 MHz to 960 MHz) Reader-Scanners.
The manufacturer or vendor, as the case may be, shall be in possession of certifications required for conformance of the ISO standard ISO 17712:2013 (H) namely, clauses 4, 5 and 6″Under this procedure exporters are required to purchase RFID SEAL conforming to the above standards directly from vendors. KLIK E-Seal conforms to this standard.
CBEC has permitted automatic self-sealing facility to four categories of exporters:
(a) All Authorized Economic Operators (AEOs)
(b) All Exporters who were already enjoying self-sealing permission
(c) All Exporters who have been availing the facility of sealing in the presence of a central excise officer
(d) Status Holders recognized by DGFT holding a valid status holder certificate
All other exporters are also eligible for this facility provided they seek permission from their jurisdictional customs office. An officer of the Customs Dept. will visit the exporter’s premises for verification as a part of the process of allowing permission for self-sealing.
The Dept. has made a performance pledge to decide on your application for self-sealing within 15 days. We strongly urge all exporters to seek this permission and avail the facility of self-sealing. An Exporter shall be able avoid examination at CFS and straight away save thousands of rupees and time.
KLIK E-Seal and the KLIK E-Seal App have been customized to meet the requirements of the new customs procedure prescribed under circular numbers 26/2017, 36/2017, 37/2017,41/2017, 44/2017 & 51/2017.
Each seal comes with a laser engraved serial number as prescribed by the CBEC in the format KLIK12345678, which you will be uploading in the online shipping bill as well as on the KLIK E-Seal App.
The KLIK E-Seal App is enabled for you to upload shipment data as required by para 4(a) of the circular 36/2017. Our customized KLIK E-Seal Reader will scan the seal and verify its authenticity by giving a message on the reader’s screen.
To enjoy this highly automated system, you have to just register on the KLIK E-Seal website and provide your IEC number and other identifying particulars (please refer to para 2(e) of Circular 36/2017 dated 28.8.2017).
The data you provide serves two purposes.
Firstly, it is part of the security drill put in place by customs to ensure that exporters procure seals directly and “chain of custody” is visible.
Secondly, the data gathered at the time of registration enables you to use the web application with many of the required fields being auto-populated. Please be rest assured that we maintain the highest global standards in data privacy.
Once you have completed the registration form, you can click on shop now and securely purchase the SEAL online. The date for registration and online purchases will be communicated very soon on your email, registered mobile number and on the website.
RFID KLIK E-Seal comes in boxes of 10 Seal. For a single order of 10 pieces or more, we have special offers and you should contact us on
KLIK E-Seal is designed like the conventional bolt seal (bottle seal) so as to give the same experience and ease of sealing a container, which your logistics team has been accustomed to. Just push the bolt into the cap and you are done!
Klik e-Seal is approved by (CBIC) Central Board Of Indirect Taxes And Customs and has an experience of over a decade. Our container seals conform to ISO 17712:2013 Clauses 4, 5, & 6 and ISO 18000-6 Class1 Gen2.
Our dedicated tech team is available 24x7 to provide assistance for a seamless and convenient experience. We believe that a product might have an expiration date but the service does not.
Our aim is to be the preferred Container Security Solution Provider by leveraging our great track record, long-term partnerships, collaborative innovation, and corporate responsibility.
Our mission is to assist our clients in achieving their business goals with ease by delivering innovative RFID E-SEAL and premium services backed by 247 customer service.