Import customs clearance procedures

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Import customs clearance procedures in India

 

Update: April, 2017:

Reduced free period for filing BE and paying Import Duty

Amendment of Sec 46 and Sec 47 of Indian Customs Act

 

How to clear imported goods?
Step by Step procedures under import customs clearance formalities in India.

 

I hope this article about import customs clearance procedures and formalities in India helps importers in India and abroad to learn about import customs clearance procedures.

 

In this article you will learn step by step procedures and formalities on import customs clearance which includes - filing of import documents electronically, Bill of Entry, IGM and Line number, Documentation in import clearance, Examination procedures of imported goods, value appraisement / assessment procedures under import clearance, Import Pass Out procedures, Delivery order by carrier etc.

 

Either you (importer) or your customs broker can file the necessary documents forImport customs clearance procedures in India import clearance procedures. Before arrival of your goods, you can keep ready of all pertaining documents required for import clearance. The major documents required are Bill of Lading or Airway bill, commercial invoice, packing list, Cargo Arrival Notice, Freight certificate, purchase order or LC and other specific documents for your goods. You need to track the shipment of arrival properly to avoid. Because you need to customs clear the cargo as early as possible on arrival of shipment. Otherwise, you need to pay demurrage to the import handling authorities. Normally, a limited number of days of two or three are allowed by import handling authorities as free of cost time duration. You can complete the customs formalities within this time normally, subjected to produce of all required documents with customs. You can arrange to keep soft copy of check list of Bill of Entry ready before arrival of goods. You or your customs house agent may have the software to file Bill of Entry at office or home. If you do not have such facility, you can approach private EDI (Electronic Data Information) service providers who can arrange to submit the data on behalf of you.

 

Once the cargo arrives in port, carrier of goods files Import General Manifest (IGM) with customs department. IGM is the details of import of goods to be filed with customs mandatory, by all carriers once goods arrived. Normally, each aircraft or vessel has one IGM number and each of consignments carries ‘line numbers’. So, each shipment carries a ‘line number’ and the total load of the said vessel or aircraft has an IGM number. Here, you will have one IGM number (common for one lot of goods arrived) and a ‘liner number’ for your particular shipment. You need to enter this numbers in the specified column of Bill of Entry while filing. This number will be automatically linked with your document while filing uploading the bill of entry details with customs web software. The Bill of Entry number is generated at one place for all over the ports of country as per software queue automatically. If your goods are under green channel clearance, you can directly take delivery of cargo with simple procedures at port. 

You may get bill of entry number, once after filing the required soft data of bill of entry application. You need not go physically with customs department to get the same, as I have already explained. Generating Bill of Entry number means the number of bill of entry allotted by customs on filing as per serial order. So the said bill of entry details will be in queue in soft system of concerned customs officer who process the bill for import clearance. If all information are in order with proper documentation, he approves and pass over for inspection of cargo by software. Of if he requires more documents or further clarification; the same ‘query’ will be mentioned in the software system.

 

You or your customs broker can view the status of bill of entry online whether any ‘query’ is there and blocked the process or already ‘passed’ over to next procedures. If any ‘query’ for further documentation or personal meeting, you can follow the same. The importer or his agent may be called for personal hearing for any clarification required by customs officials under certain types of goods imported where in customs requires more clarification. Once the bill of entry assessment completed by customs official, the document pass over for inspection procedures as explained. You or your customs broker arranges examination of goods by ‘goods registration’ electronically at customs department software system.

 

The inspection is carried out under the supervision of necessary customs officials and enters examination report in the system. Once approving the inspection report by concerned officer, bill is ‘passed out of customs’ for delivery, if no duty amount is involved. If duty involved, you can arrange to pay the same and produce with the deputed customs officials. The customs department updates the duty amount and ‘pass out’ order is generated by software. If you pay customs duty online with the electronic arrangements of customs, the details of import duty paid is reflected in customs website within a specified period of time of deposit. This facility introduced recently helps importers minimize the formalities to pay customs import duty.

 

Prints of processed bill of entry are generated and customs officer signs physically on the said bill of entry. You can arrange delivery of cargo once after submitting the bill of entry of ‘passed out of customs’ with the carrier of goods. The carrier, after collecting necessary charges if any, issued delivery order to the custodian of cargo. The custodian of cargo delivers cargo to you or your authorized customs broker. You move the cargo to your place.

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In this article, I hope I could explain step by step procedures and formalities on import customs clearance which includes - filing of import documents electronically, Bill of Entry, IGM and Line number, Documentation in import clearance, Examination procedures of imported goods, value appraisement / assessment procedures under import clearance, Import Pass Out procedures, Delivery order by carrier etc. Do you wish to add more information about import customs clearance procedures and formalities in India? Share below your experience in completing import customs clearance procedures and formalities to move imported goods out of customs area.

 

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Comments


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BRANDIT: D/sirs, we would like to import some Battery rechargeable fans from china. Apart from the usual documents, any other certificate is necessary to obtain from the Government authorities. Any one can help us in this matter highly appreciable. Thanks Brandit

Naidu gandi: Hai,i am planning to import body massagers equipments from china,so should i require any medical license to sell in india.i need your valuable suggestions thanq!!!!

vasanth: hai, i am planning to import plastic raw material from china. that china company told they will clear custom in india and I dont need to do anything they will clear all and give me the goods to the given address by Courier. i am so confused what should i do now. can any one help me. what are the required document.

PC Joseph: I am planning to import tyres from China. Please let me know the following points 1.What will be the total customs duty. 2.Need to pay exercise duty?. 3.How to impact the anti-dumping duty on importing of tyres from China? 4. BIS marking / any ccertification is required for China tyres? 5. Can you recomend any Customs clearing agent for chennai / cochin port

Debdutta Chowdhury: HI, WE NEED TO START THE JOB OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE, FOR WHICH WE WANT TO PROCEED WITH THE LICENCING FORMALITIES AS WELL AS WANT TO LEARN IN HAND DOCUMENTATION FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE. ANYBODY CAN GIVE US A CHANCE TO LEARN AND PROCEED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. DEBDUTTA

Rahim Hatodkar : I ordered 2 motorola mobile from china that is freeshiping when tis parcel reached in india custom charge me 9000/- custom charge since i m already paid 6300/- online for purchase that now i dont want to pay any charge i.e i want to return parcel to china so what can i have to do how to check retuns status please help me

rishabh: hi i want to do business related to Chinese product like cartridges , printer etc from import. what kind of formalities required to run my business & some companies from china quotes rates and giving services to deliver product at my home address after taking payments from me but is this secured way i am approaching or not kindly provide me suggestions into that

Jignesh Patel : I would like to know if person is coming from Australia with new/used 42 inch LED TV ( cost will be AUD $800-1500). In current situation person has to pay as a custom duty and procedure.

Admin: Jignesh Patel, There are exemptions on import duty to bring one number of LED TV under TR (Transfer of Residence) if you are eligible. Contact latest information to claim from Customs department.

Emilio A.Haduca: sir,we have a package from united kingdom,the package is hold awaiting for custom clearance.arrive at sort facility international airport authority here in the Philippines.the question is?how can we find the package?first one of the officer called us to pay and we send the money but no package deliver to us.please help us.the tracking no.649499664432 SBM express cargo

tafweez naqash: Hello, Sir I am a student and we are working on project. We wanted to import an engine as it is not available in india , the engine we are importing is a used one. Can you provide me with the info about the custom duty we have to pay for importing the engine for educational purpose and also all the necessary things regarding this matter.

Phani Kumar: i need to do the Job in Logistics and Supply chain, i need to know all the custom formalities in Export and Import, Please Advise.

Baig : ir I'm importing goods from China they told me consignment is ready just pay the money will do shipment can any one help me plz friends I don't know how to transfer money also

Bhavin patel: Dear Sir // Madam, Revised Manual FTP in CVD 12.5% instead of 12.0% All tarieff duty in CVD 12.5% add please Check

rohit: some of my friend sending me some stuff from USA through courier as they said the name of courier fairway courier services, is that genuine courier service or fake. second thing if I live in delhi and my friend send a parcel from USA so it will be arrive on Mumbai port or directly to Delhi hope to get revert from you

Ishwar Chand: Hi, I am planing for importing shoes from china to india and the seller is giving me the FOB rates so i want to know that how much extra from FOB will i have to pay if i am importing the shipment through sea to mumbai port or kolkata port for 1000 shoes.

Nimish Mehta : sir, i want to start international retail e commerce business from india. Each shipment will be below rs 10,000( below rs 25,000) . Is there a way so i dont have to pay clearance charges (around 1250)? Courier company (DHL) say you have to pay clearance charges for commercial export. Can i do all export formalities on internet from home and no need to hire custom house agent or go physically anywhere(port etc.). Will this clearance fees will be covered under new govt. MEIS scheme. please help sir,

jaspinser singh : sir.i want to import fabric from china please let me know the procedure of custom clearnce and duty structure of the fabric ......through sea shipment

Halesha: Hi, iam import electronic spares bt hw to import for china. Plz help me.

Chandrasinh Dabhi: Dear Sir, What is Form N which is asked to submitt by one of the courier based at Mumbai to delivery our one of the parcel of one materials sent by one of our vendor based in abroad ? What is the proceedure to obtain the same ? & from where we can avail it ? what is the documents required to get Form N ? is it online ? Regards, C.N. Dabhi Gujarat

sheetal: Hi, I'm new to importing and need few information and clear ideas before I place my first order : 1. What is the most cost efficient way to import products(mainly jewellery and apparels) from China to India. 2. What are the legal formalities for importing(both for small amount of goods and huge amount of goods). 3. What is the amount of CUSTOM DUTY, if any. this is my main concern. Need a clear idea about this. Also if any one have any prior experience in importing good please provide me your contact number. And also is there any agents who can import goods for my and handle all the formalities for me?? Thanks a lot in Advance. Really appreciate your valuable words and time.

Mukesh: Sir,can I import consignment for testing purpose and after that I need to re export it back.

bddhiman: HELLO I IMPORT SOME HAND TOOLS FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSE FROM USA ONCE ITS SHIPPED TO MY DESTINATION THE CUSTOM CLEARANCE AT YOUR END TAKE HELL LOT OF TIME MEANS 3-4 DAYS PL SHORTEN THE CLEARANCE PERIOD SINCE REQUIREMENT IS OF CRITICAL NATURE.

jatin bhasin: Hi, I'm new to importing and need few information and clear ideas before I place my first order : 1. What is the most cost efficient way to import products(garment accessories and apparels) from China to India. 2. What are the legal formalities for importing(both for small amount of goods and huge amount of goods). 3. What is the amount of CUSTOM DUTY, if any. this is my main concern. Need a clear idea about this. Also if any one have any prior experience in importing good please provide me your contact number. And also is there any agents who can import goods for my and handle all the formalities for me?? Thanks a lot in Advance. Really appreciate your valuable words and time.

pravin bonde: i want to import solar water heater from china , the goods should be shipped to mumbai Nava shiva port by container. how is the procedure to clear goods from the port.

sharan raj : We are in need of information about the customs process for importing rough diamonds from Africa to india...Our company J.K EXPORT is registered in Africa but not in India so we want to know the information about import and customs process in india

Peppino Fiori : I wonder if you can help me, I have a couple of questions regarding a Custom Invoice for goods shipped from India to UK via Vienna, Austria. I have attached copy of the invoice for you to have a look at it and see if we can make sense. Questions: 1) Can the goods be shipped directly from India to the UK even though in the invoice there is a location (Port of Discharge) different from the final destination (UK) and, consequently entering the UK, without going through Custom controls (due to the facts that on papers it has already entered the EEC and consequently cleared EEC customs). 2) Why, if not done as explained above in 1; clearing Customs at Vienna, pay extra charges due to longer detour. It beats me, I can’t understand the logic or reasoning behind it all. Why not going directly to the Final Destination ? Is this a done thing sometime to circumnavigate the custom controls by not paying Duties and Taxes ? Could there be a logical explanation as to why of this ?? I will really appreciate your experienced view on this as a matter of curiosity and knowledge on how things work in the world of freights.

Shally Begum : I am wondering if you can help give me some information on shipping labelling items from HK to India.Does this always require clearance charges? I thought if these labelling items will be added to orders and re exported then you don’t need too.

krishna babu: dear sir, we order some dongles from taiwan , order is delivered to india, but mumbai customs blocked our delivery because of no reason, but one broker called us to relive our products. products total cost is 9000 rs / he is asking 13000 rs. can you please explain me how to receive my goods. yours faithfully, krishna babu.

SISIR RANA: If the materials are delivered from canada to Mumbai Port directly but the dealer in West bengal , the Entry tax required or not required ? please explain with Section.

Rishitesh: Hi My friend sent me a phone through USPS services. By using tracking number, I can see the status which says that Customs clearance is being processed. It's been almost 4 days not that I have not received any email I am scared. Can anyone please help ? What should I do now ?

Dimple Udani: Hello The company I work for plans to set up an office in India for gaming equipment. I am asked to find out what is the procedure to import under the free trade agreement between India and Philippines and India and China so that I can set this office up. What all documents and licenses I will be needing and whom should I contact regarding this? Thanks

mohamed farid: Hi sir.i will interest to do import and export.sir now i studying.i will complete my study till 2yrs . I interesting to know all information about import and export business.sir please give all details to me.thankyou sir

Mahesh Chandra: Hi, I'm new to importing and need few information and clear ideas before I place my first order : 1. What is the most cost efficient way to import products(mainly Toys,bags,electronic items etc.) from China to India. 2. What are the legal formalities for importing(both for small amount of goods and huge amount of goods). 3. What is the amount of CUSTOM DUTY, if any. this is my main concern. Need a clear idea about this. Thanks.

rahul: i already pay the custom duty. after generated the bill of entry. now whats the next procedure.

ARJAV DOSHI: I WANT TO IMPORT MOBILE PHONES FROM CANADA TO INDIA . MOBILE PHONES ARE MANUFACTURED IN CHINA SO ORIGIN IS CHINA . WE HAVE TAKEN IMPORT EXPORT LICENSE FOR THE SAME . I DONT KNOW THE THE DUTY RATES. WILL YOU PLEASE GUIDE US .

khitish puhan: i already deposited 30 thousand for a parcel which has come from usa to the custom new delhi... a phone call to me saying as they are from custom department and have to deposit 30thousand for my parcel... and now there is no parcel comes to me.... please help me what i do now??

Jethmal: Dear sir We are registered in iec and excise in Mumbai . we were importing material to Mumbai port jnpt and send material to Chennai . so to save freight we have order material to Chennai port but the vat and excise department has not yet issued vat number to us which will take more one month , material is on port from last 10 days what we can do now ? What is the procedure to do billing from mumbai ... We have amended the iec code with Chennai godown address which we took on rent ...

archana: hello sir, i mostly visit your site whenever i need solution related to import and export, i want to know if there is any book in which i can have all the solution if there is any problem n export and import that what is the write procedure for the same?

Suman Kumar Sarkar: Dear Sir, Good morning, I Suman Kumar Sarkar ,working in a Chinese company and my area of work in India. I have no idea about clearance of electronics goods from port. Initially i will clear all of my materials from Kolkata Port, but later try to clear from Mumbai port . If you share me your valuable suggestion about clearance of materials from port it will help me a lot. What kind of documents required for clearance. Regards, Suman

Nipun: Dear sir, I am want to import goods from UK. so please guide me for import duty and custom clearance for the . regards nipun

Philip: Good day sir, My name is philip melton from KY, United State, I want to do my customs clearance from some good i got here. they are machine and big. and this going to be my first time of doing biz here in india. please i would appreciate you quick response, Thank you

Karandep: Hi, we would like to import some Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery from Germany and Korea. Apart from the usual documents, any other certificate is necessary to obtain from the Government authorities. Any one can help us in this matter highly appreciable. Thanks Karandeep (M-9879585391)

Syed: Hi... I want to import iron equipment for business purpose please let me know Wat is the import procedure bec I'm import 1st time from china they told from china they Will send I can receive in india please let me know about the custom clearence charges & procedure & I don't have import licence

Raj: Dear Madam/Sir: I'm looking to import a container of used clothing. Would you please let me know the procedures to obtain the necessary information on getting the final clearance from customs. Regards, Raj.

GOPAL REDDY CHILLAKURU: Dear Sir,I have imported Lead crystal batteries for my individual use I got IEC also ,customs people are asking NOC from MOEFC.MOEFC PEOPLLE ARE SAYING INVIDUAL IT IS NOT NECESSARY,WHICH IS CORRECT.pl.inform me immediately.How to get MOEFCPL.INFORM

shinith c: Hi, I am importing kids soft play equipment which includes PVC pipes and plastic materials, The weight of the product would be around 10000 kilogram and as per the company they say it fits in 20GP Container, They will ship the item until Chennai port, So may i know the necessary import customs clearance formalities

piyush yadav: we have purchase some item from china and due to quality defect these are not in use, Now I am visiting china and i want to bring by hand , old will give and new will received from party, weight is around 1Kg, can we bring this material by my self during return, other then that we purchase one item from china and during this visit i want to bring my self, How we can paid the required duty in custom, Regards, Piyush Yadav

indrajit chakraborty: on feb 25, 2016 bought an used laptop from ebay.com @$82.45 plus $61.55 as shipping charges, totaling $144 & the seller dispatched it through USPS Priority Mail International Parcels. the tracking shows its movement from Chicago to Delhi but from March 4, 2016 , 12:20 pm it's not moving. it shows "Your item is being processed by customs in INDIA at 12:20 pm on March 4, 2016". as i read in this article "Once approving the inspection report by concerned officer, bill is ‘passed out of customs’ for delivery", can you please tell me how much time they usually take for this process?

saviour: hi! i bought a jeans from china through online which cost around 900 and before dispatch of the article i told my seller not to mention any price on the article..do i have to pay custom charges???

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tausif: hello I want to import cnc rotry from china there cost will be around CIF new Delhiis 8145 US$ .. At what cost i will pay to get the machine to my home town. And the procedure i need to do.. Please direct me Thanking you

PUJA : Hi my import shipment has been stuck in Delhi clearance due to non availability of export shipping bill.I have exported a faulty switch to Singapore for repair. But the export was done in courier mode.Now the same switch has been sent back to us after repair and has been stuck in Delhi clearance. Please suggest me what to do

Mahendra: I would like to buy smart mobile phone value around Rs 18000 to Rs 21000 from china online through DHL courier, do I need to get any permission from custom department prior to placing the order? What process would be followed after the product is received at custom department if I do not have to take permission. How much duty will be charged?

mateka ema: Dear friends who need to import goods from outside countries into Uganda I kindly request you people to give me business as far as the clearing is concerned we work with Dolphine Cargo Limited here in kitintale center plaza .All is safe under our clearance thans

Sopan Birari - 9420387380: As logistics professional, act as Import-Export Merchandiser in Engineering Equipment, Wastepaper and Scraps, Handicrafts, Fruits (Dried also) and Nuts, Used Vehicles-Tyres, Spices and Agricultural Products, Textiles and Apparel, Other Miscellaneous Products, etc. We are specially engaged in 100 % company made Bajaj AutoParts which are directly taken from Company for Export purpose. Also dedicated professionals provides with Logistics operations, Marine and Intermodal activities, customized to your particular needs, serving with global sourcing and supply-chain-management needs. Feel free to mail me on sopan.birari5@gmail.com if you have new planning in your mind to promote your Product and Services in india, Logistics proffesionals from overseas are welcome

Dipal Upadhyay : . I m Mr. Dipal J. Upadhyay , 40 yrs old , from, Himatnagar, Gujarat state. I m Insurance Surveyor and Valuer, working for last Eighteen years with many General Insurance cos. and Banks and Finance cos. but, now I want to start my own import-export firm. so sir, what is the exact procedure and how should I Start it? Sir, Can I have cell No. Pl. Sir, Himatnagar is 75 Kms. far from Ahmedabad. and I have my own property at Ahmedabad also. From Where should i register it? From Himatngar or Ahmedabad. or first register it at Himatnagar and then transfer it to Ahmedabad. I have B1/B2 visa of USA. and once I have visited to USA for 40 days with my family. this is for your kind knowledge only..

Chandra Shekar: Our company is in the business of imports and exprots.Can pls. send some notes on "what is the mechanism for making payments in foreign currency" i.e. how the funds have been routing ?

Satya Molugu: Hello Sir, I am from a company from Hyderabad, which has just started up India and we have been importing from last one year. We have faced so many problems at the time of Customs Clearance due to lack of understanding on procedures. Your articles helped us a LOT ! Thank you for these detailed articles. I have a query regarding Value Enhancements at the time of Customs Valuation. For some reason, Customs officials are increasing imported product prices even after we are submitting full documents with valid proofs. If we don't agree, our CHA says that they will purge the goods. How can we deal with these type of situations. It will really mean a lot , if you can guide us. Thank you Satya Molugu

Gouri Shankar.k.n: sir, can you provide me with the details regarding: 1.the first check,second check and rms exam instrcuctions. 2.how the customs appraisser determine whether the assesable value of goods is undervalued or not? 3.how to find whether there are any excemption notifications for BCD,CVD etc.for goods falling under RITC HS code.

priyanka: respected sir/madam, I'm from visakhapatnam, andhra pradesh, india. my cousin sent me a parcel (1.3 kg) from Philippines through postal service on april 11th, 2016. she said that it takes maximum of 16 days to receive the parcel. it's been a very long time, nearly a month. but I still didn't receive it. the parcel contains of some medicines related to homeopathy. those medicines are very important and urgent now. when I tracked it, it's into customs from several days. kindly please help me to know the approximate date about receiving the parcel and please let me know whether any way there to receive the parcel soon. tracking number: CP302263966PH thank you sir/madam.

DHURJATI DAS: I AM PLANING TO BUY AN OUT DOOR LED DISPLAY BOARD FROM CHINA WHICH COST AROUND 7795 USD. ( INCLUDING SHIPPING FREIGHT OF 315 USD. ) WHAT SHOULD BE THE CUSTOM CLEARING CHARGE FOR THE SAME ? AND CAN I MOVE PERSONALLY FOR CLEARING THE SAME?

Aslam Shaikh: Hi, . My name is Aslam Shaikh.we are having office in yiwu/china and mumbai/india.we do all types of LCL (LESS CONTAINER LOADING) in order to sort all types of import to India from china please contact me on my email - aslam_shaikh12@yahoo.com

Mukesh kumar: Sir, I recently ordered OBD2 DIY Scanner, the status showing "Held by customs". What to do, what are the rules for personal use, my equipment value is $25 I can't understand that why they are holding this package. Whom to contact. Please help.

Manish: Hope you are fine. Need some advise on customs duty and clearence. If I ship some electronics items like desktop phones x30qty for business from UK to India. With rough value Rs. 10,00,000/- then how much will be the customs duty we need to pay to get it clear. Do you know any customs clearing agents, who can get goods cleared once it's landed at Airport/Sea Port-by ship? If you could guide me in correct direction that would be great! Thank you in advance. Kind Regards, Manish

Vaibhav D: What are the formalities for getting plastic item samples from china to India? does it require import license?

anu: can I know if any one gets a courier from abroad any air port people call and tell to pay in different bank certain amount? what is the way to procure the courier?

Sudhir K Giri: Hello, Should I need to register a Pvt.Ltd company for importing products from china?

Sudhir K Giri: Hello, Should I need to register a Pvt.Ltd company for importing products from china?

Latheef: What is the formalities to import wooden flooring from Chine for my own house construction.

kartikay: i am fresher in this field

Jitendra Patel: Hi, I purchased Radio(FM,AM,SW band) $85+$25.80 shipping charge from honkong on 28June and today called my State Foreign Post they told me that your parcel in Custom and they gave me Custom file no.AH12345 ..parcel reached on 5july and still at custom .…now this moment what to do ?how long for parcel reached me?

SAILENDU BISWAL: I, WE NEED TO START THE JOB OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE, FOR WHICH WE WANT TO PROCEED WITH THE LICENCING FORMALITIES AS WELL AS WANT TO LEARN IN HAND DOCUMENTATION FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE. ANYBODY CAN GIVE US A CHANCE TO LEARN AND PROCEED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

Vipin Bhardwaj : I am a follower of your blog and I really appreciate your vision. I have been a banker for 11 years and now trying to start on my own. I am planning to import food carts from china and start a street food vending chain in New Delhi. Your guidance on this subject will be of great help.

Manisha: Dear Sir, I want to purchase aluminium structure (for module mounting) for Solar project. Can you please tell me the taxation rates applied on goods. I want to purchase the material from nepal and to be delivered to Bangalore. Please help.

GOLANDE R M: Dear Sir, Good afternoon My face book freind dispatch some material(non industrial - of prsonal use) without inform me . Now he says that duty amount for the same is 26500/-. To pay this on is all time impossible for me. So he says that after four weeks he will come to India and pay duty. My question that how much days we can keep material pending with custom. Because this is his mistake without infroming send valuable material to me. So I am not going to pay duty amount. Please suggest how to solve this problem. Golande Mob : 09168682092

Vishal Patel : My equations is I have import forklift from China my personal name biling ? This is one time import this item . I not have registered company .. So what is required documents and what is pay in import Duty pay ? The HS code is 84272090 Price is 9200 USD in Ahmedabad CIF Basis Company name is Vmax forklift China Model is FD30 - 3 Ton .

MR.VIVEK .: i am import life saving injection from france.so please give me procedure in custom free department. also give need to custom free procedure in mumbai.give me aslo contact number in mambai office or any mail clearance .

venkatesh: our friend want to hand carry one instrument to Germany, what is the procedure in India.

Rajeev: Hi I am importing laser engraving machine from China, import port is Kochi.. if anyone willing to do custom clearance, kindly contact me thru email. mrajeev.fms@gmail.com please can you brief the procedure.. Thanks

Navkiran: i want to order makeup products from china but the manager asked if i could handle custom clearance only then they will do shipping of products what should i do for custom clearance and how

Sheriff: Dear Sir, good day. I planing to return back in April on TR( transfer of residence) please advise where will the shipment arrive once I book air cargo from Jeddah to bangalore & are there any good clearing agents who economically clear the cargo. Can I personally be allowed to clear by paying the customs for my personnel effects( house hold used furniture & utensils)? Thanks & regards/

pradeep malaiya: I want to Need tempered glass Sheet for ManufacturIng On using mobile Phone From china .plz help me

Trapti: I shipped 3 cuckoo clocks from Germany to India,Indore. It was for my house,1 for my parents house and 1 for my inlaws. The total cost was 477 euros. When the parcel reached Mumbai and they signed a receipt of 16,400 rs. Now this parcel has reached Indore and Indore post office is asking to pay 16,400 rs to hand it over to my family. Can anyone please tell me if this much money I have to pay or they are charging extra. As this is a gift and receiver is not paying so will it be exempted?Anyway I can negotiate on this amount or challenge on the calculation of this taxes? Any guidance will really be helpful.

Trapti: I shipped 3 cuckoo clocks from Germany to India,Indore. It was for my house,1 for my parents house and 1 for my inlaws. The total cost was 477 euros. When the parcel reached Mumbai and they signed a receipt of 16,400 rs. Now this parcel has reached Indore and Indore post office is asking to pay 16,400 rs to hand it over to my family. Can anyone please tell me if this much money I have to pay or they are charging extra. As this is a gift and receiver is not paying so will it be exempted?Anyway I can negotiate on this amount or challenge on the calculation of this taxes? Any guidance will really be helpful.

Dhinesh Kannan: Dear Sir, I am working in a P Ltd co. and we are a self importer. we need to import a consignment from Germany on Nil duty with we have Project Authority Certificate (PAC). So we need to clear this under scheme bill. Can you please share how to clear the same. Thanks & Regards Dhinesh Kannan 98849 07207

Pratik patil: Sir I want to importA4 paper from thailand does I need iec and what are the documents Required. My father is owner of business but I want buy by my name.

Anand: Dear Sir, I want to know in general if you are providing a research services to client out side India than it is export of service than in such case what is the documentation required and what documents to be submitted to bank for Inward remittance

Sreedhar KV: Hi, I need to buy a DJI MAVIC PRO drone cam (FLY CAM) on ALI EXPRESS website through online shopping. I need to use it for my personal videos. Do I need any specific requiremnts for the customs clearance or Can I buy it normally. Do I need to pay for customs before booking the product online or after the product coming to INDIA. If I have to pay the fee what is the process and where to get the customs clearance. I stay in HYDERABAD, Telangana dist.

Himanshu Verma : I want to start import export business but as im fresher in that field so i don't know how i have to complete all my paper work and get iec code and what if..if i import a spare parts of mobile how much excise duty i have to pay Sir please guided me what to do and what to import Thanking you

vinod: Will invoice require with imported mobile ? My seller just mentionedits price at there custom office.. he didn't attach invoicewith parcel.. Will it affect me .? I'm confused..Please guide

sudhir kumar agarwal: Dear Sir, I want to know if there is any exemption (amount limit ) for which submission of bill of entry to banks is exempted in case of imports of tags/bar code stickers etc used for export of goods.

Chauhan Asha: Good Mornig Friends , is any body is here who imported AGRICULTUREAL BATTREY SPRAYERS FROM CHINA????? I have some doubts of MSDS certificate. Please help me.

T. rajan: Who is the authority for clearance of imported food items from Chennai seaport, private or Customs ?

Vinayak Bindu: How is billing of imported 'free of cost item' is done?

Arshad Tariq: Hi, i am looking to import face veneer(for plywood) from China. Please help me on how to make payment and clearance. Also please let me know the import duty applicable on this product.

Kugan: Respected Sir, I am Kugan of Madurai, a proprietor of Primes Stills and Videos, Madurai. I have purchased P3 LED Display from Shenzhen Ltd. - China. The goods have arrived to customs. Here they ask for BIS certificate which we dint apply and so goods are not given to us.( Am not a manufacturer) But when we enquired the China company, they told that they have produced the international certificate. Is it possible to produce this certificate to Chennai custom office. So please kindly give us a solution to clear this problem. Thank you, Kugan Primes Stills and Videos

Jagjit Verma : Introducing me, Myself is Jagjit Verma from Delhi, India. We deals mostly in wholesale business of Precious, Semi Precious Gemstones and Jewellery from last two decades. We supply our gems to whole Indian market including Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata etc.. Now, as a part of business expansion we are interested to import coloured precious gemstones including cut/polished gems from Sri Lanka on regular interval of 30-45 days. We will be travelling to Sri Lanka for the purchase. After paying the custom duty (some percentage) they will release the shipment to us for flying back to India. So, eventually we can fly back to Chennai or Delhi with the shipment. We will not be in the process for Cargo shipment. We will be carrying our own shipment. However, we are not clear with any of the rules of importing gems in India. Can you guide us. How we will declare our shipment to customs at Chennai, Airport? Someone has suggested that please do not declare that you are carrying commercial shipment while flying back to country. However, this seems illegal. Even, in longer period of time there may be chances of govt. issues. We tried contacting the GJEPC, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council for this. But no avail. Request you to please help for this.

Gpartha Sarathy : Kindly provide us the following details as one of our importer going to import River sand by break bulk vessel from Malaysia to Chennai soon. What are all the formalities to be carried out ? Is there any restriction to import river sand ? Duty structure & certificates required for customs clearance to clear this import . Please provide the details. I have taken your mail id from How to export & import .com

Rajani R: My name is Rajani and I would like to import goods from China and resell here (B2C) model. I have a few questions on my mind, I would like to know if you can help me.

Shivendra Singh : Please refer to the subject line and advise if it is possible to make a duty-free import by a trader, who supplies the imported parts/components to the manufacturers and exporters for 100% export of the finished goods. The importer (trader) will not be involved in the manufacturing and export process in any manner.

Andrey : I am a director of trade company White Lynx, we have sell machines from China to Ukraine, Poland and other Country in EU! Now we are want to sell our paper cup machines to India, but don't know about customs clearance. I have find your website, so maybe you can help me in business organization in India. I need understand what I need in Yours country for delivery and customs clearance for paper cup machines. Thank you for understanding and help. Maybe you can calculate also!

Deepak Yervar: I come to know that ur one of the expert in export and import from china to India. Can u pls assist me to import some machinery and silicon sealant from china. What are the documents required? What are the procedures involved? What is custom clearance? I need any custom clearance agency? or i can do my self? I need any import or export license ? What is the import duties? Which port is most suitable ? How i can pay to Chinese vendor? How i can cut my import duty cost? what is the time required for custom clearance. and many more questions in my mind.

Anshul Vijay: Hi, I have ordered some item from Ebay and they have sent through USPS. They gave me LK212.......US this tracking No, but when I have contact in Indian post they says that the tracking No. should starts from C or E or R. So whom gonna give me the converted tracking No. Indian post or USPS. And Will it delivered to my address or I need to go somewhere for clearance of customs. Kindly clear this thing. Thanks

Ronak Agarwal.: Sir, I have recently imported a single agriculture machine from China. And the machine is presently in port and I will pay the custom duty by tomorrow and I will get the clearance. But sir, how I will take this machine to my state Assam, what is the procedure? Transporters are asking fake bills. What is the procedure to transit the machine to its proper destination. Please reply at the earliest.

Ganesh: If i have import some product but in checklist submission terms is CIF but it submitted an FOB please tell me there is any issue will come to release my product.

Ravi Pujar : I want to import Electronic components for exporting back finished electronic product. Can you help or guide me in saving customs duty?

Gaurav : Do you provide customised information to small businesses.

Cjetan Sharma: Hello, This article is really helpful..

neel: Hi my friend send me iphone 7+ its almost 1 month used but he has no invoice and another iphone 6 is broken that wont working any more. so he sent from USA to india and the parcel stuck at custom and they are asking me for the invoice if item. i dont know what to do next. I ask my frnd for the recipt but he dont have now can any one guide me what to do next?

RAJENDRA JAIN: pls explain we per customs procedures, as a importer we get only bill of entry in duplicate & triplicate and we do not get examination report. examination report is kept by customs and in EDI systems only. pls reply.

sheshadri: Hi please let us know customs clearance procedure to import lab glassware to sell in india

raja bose: I want to start my electronics market business. I am planning to import products from china. Can you please guide me is there any third party agency available which does custom clearance. also please help me in validating products to make ensure that any certificate require or not like for medical products, medical certificate require

Bradley W Bartilson: My shipment has been sitting at the port in Mumbai for 3 months, with a non-ending list of new requirements and silly objections. Who can I talk to in the customs office?

Alagappan: Recently I have ordered one MObile from Hong Kong. But it takes more than 50 days gone ,Still is under clearance at customs in Bangalore. I don’t know what these idiot people are doing just to clear 1 small shipment even after producing all clear Documents. From Hong Kong it took only one day to reach Bangalore. But from Bangalore to reach to me it takes more than one and half months . I am really fed up. It really an abnormal an acceptable delay if I go by walk to Hong Kong I can purchase it and return will not at all getting this much delay I think.

Jafaf: iam a import refined soyabean oil in cif terms pls clearance help me

sandhya gupta : I am based in USA. I plan to import Lakshmi/Ganesha idols (Clay) for this Diwali & will buy directly from the manufacturer. GST is new to everybody.!! For my information, please advise 1) what % age GST is to be given to manufacturer with the cost of Idol /MURTEE, if any?? 2) For air freight of these goods from India, what % GST is to be paid? 3) % GST for Fabric clutches/bags ? I wait to hear at your earliest.

Tarun Kumar : I'm Sai from Hyderabad, is every much interested to buy an air gun beretta px4 storm air pistol of .177 cal.. In the market is it charged around 30 k and when I see in US online price it is coming around 7k. I don't have any rifle membership card or license. Need your advise or steps to import it to Hyderabad from United States in detailed. Please sir help to understand this process.

sanjay kumar : I have imported my shipment form China to India, Mumbai, MH-400101 by Aramex Courier. My AWB// 31315106620 . My shipment is held in customs on 19th October 2017. I am a director of a new company AIST INFOTECH PRIVATE LTD. since July 2017. I have GSTIN and all company documents but i have no IEC code. Now i want to release my shipment on the personal basis. Is it possible ? I contacted to the Aramex but he is not clearing me how long it will be clear. What should i do ? Please help me.

Saurabh: Hi need to know for Import shipments which comes under FOC terms first check is mandatory if yes please share any custom notification .

sreedharan: is it necessary to get pollution control board certificate or licence necessary for importing coal to chennai from indonesia?

George: could anybody pls confirm if once arrival of an oil tanker at port, within how much time custom clearance should be granted to the tanker by the custom authorities. Also can Boarding officer/Pilot/Agent can board the tanker before custom formalities are cleared.

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