Import Process required for plastics and plastic articles

 

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Steps involved to import of plastics and plastic articles 

Here, the procedures and formalities to import plastics and plastic articles are explained. This information is to enlighten importers; a general idea to import plastics and plastic articles goods from overseas countries applicable to almost all countries worldwide. Some of the items under this category are prohibited or restricted in some countries to import. Accurate information may be collected at the time of actual import takes place.

39Different countries may have their own requirements to import plastics and plastic articles although most of the procedures and formalities are same in all countries after globalization of trade by General Agreement on Tariff and Trade, GATT. More trade liberalization is expected in near future for WTO countries through trade facilitation agreement TFA likely to be introduced within a couple of years.

 

Permission from Drugs controller to import plastic for Pharmaceutical use

Permission from Drugs controller is essential to import plastic and plastic articles in most of the countries for pharmaceutical use.

 

Anti dumping duty

Some of the importing items under Plastic and plastic articles, importing from some of the countries attract anti dumping duty. The reason for imposing anti dumping duty is for rectification of trade distortive effect of dumping and re establishes fair trade. World Trade Organization WTO members as per GATT (General Agreement on Tariff and Trade) permit their member countries to take individual decision on imposing such anti dumping duty to ensure fair trade rather than protecting domestic industry.

 

Conditions as per Hazardous Wastes management, handling and Trans boundary movement rules.

Each country has their own foreign trade policy to import Plastic and plastic articles in to their country. However, most of the countries have Hazardous wastes management, handling and tans boundary movement rules or similar authority that regulates imports and consumption of Plastic and plastic articles in their country. Any importer who would like to import Plastic and plastic articles should follow the terms and conditions of such hazardous wastes management, handling and Trans boundary movement rules before actual import of Plastic and plastic articles takes place.

Permission from Environment department to import Plastic and plastic articles

Almost all countries have environment department to regulate importation, consumption and usage of materials effecting environment. Permission from such environment department of importing country is essential to import some of the items under Plastic and plastic articles. In India, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) is the authorized government agency to regulate such materials including importation.

 

Test report of analysis from Laboratory to import Plastic and plastic articles.

For the purpose of importing Plastic and plastic articles, the importer must obtain a test report from accredited laboratory authorized or governed by importing country is required. Necessary sample of imported Plastic and plastic articles is drawn as per the procedures and rules of importing country and submits with such authorized laboratory and obtains analysis report. Normally three sets of samples of importing Plastic and plastic articles are drawn and forwarded to laboratory notified by environment and forest department. Test report retains for minimum two years to confirm on obligation fulfillment by importer on importation of Plastic and plastic articles. Such certificate is submitted with customs location of importing country to process importation of Plastic and plastic articles. If non fulfillment of obligation by importation of Plastic and plastic articles, the importer should re-export the hazardous waste within 90 days from the date of arrival in to importing country as per hazardous waste management, handling and trans boundary rules.

 

License from Foreign Trade Office for importation of Plastic and plastic articles

Some of the items under Plastic and plastic articles requires license from foreign trade office of importing country. In India, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is the governing agency to issue such license to import certain categories under activated carbon.

  

RSP based valuation under import of Plastic and plastic articles

Some of the items under plastic and plastic articles falls under RSP based valuation to estimate import tax. For example, if you need to import parts or components used for automobile, such products attract RSP based valuation. RSP means retail sale price. Retail Sale Price RSP means the maximum price at which the excisable goods in packaged form may be sold to the ultimate consumer and includes all taxes local or otherwise, freight, transport charges, commission payable to dealers, and all charges towards advertisement, delivery, packing, forwarding and the like, as the case may be, and the price is the sole consideration for such sale.

 

General requirement to act as an Importer

Government registration as importer: In most of countries, government registration is required to become an importer in the country who only can act as an importer. Foreign trade government office of respective country is responsible to issue such authorization to become an importer. For example in India, IEC number (import export code number) is obtained from the office of director general of foreign trade office to operate as an importer and exporter in India. This process to become an importer is a onetime process, but renewal may be required as per the terms and conditions of such foreign trade office of a country. Nowadays, in most of the countries, the information on such registration for importer – exporter is linked with customs location and reserve bank, as process of imports and exports are online digitalized. So the importers of plastics and plastic articles is also required to contact concerned government agencies of their importing country to verify whether such onetime registration is necessary or not.

Procedures to import plastics and plastic articles: The importer and supplier mutually agree terms and conditions about import sale prior to actual shipment of imports. Pricing, quality specifications, terms of payment, terms delivery, mode of transport and other terms and conditions are agreed and mentioned in purchase order and import shipment of plastics and plastic articles is effected accordingly.

As you know, under any importation of goods, necessary import documentation and customs clearance procedures at importing country have to be completed either importer’s customs broker or importer directly as per foreign trade policy of respective importing country. For importing plastics and plastic articles also, import entry documents along with carrier’s document (bill of lading /airway bill), commercial invoice, packing list, certificate of origin and other required documents are filed and necessary import procedures are completed to take delivery of imported goods under plastics and plastic articles. Nowadays, necessary information is filed online and produces required documents at the time of inspection, assessment or delivery of import of goods at destination customs location.

 

In this article, the documentation, process and formalities to import plastics and plastic articles are explained. As explained above, this information are generally applicable for all countries. These details on how to import plastics and plastic articles are given to provide a basic idea to bring plastics and plastic articles from foreign country. Specific requirements for each importing country need to be followed by importers and exporters of plastics and plastic articles.

 

 

I hope, the above information helps you in gaining basic knowledge on documentation, procedures and formalities in importation of plastics and plastic articles.

  

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