Requirements to import Raw hides, skins and leather

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How to import
Raw hides, skins and leather 

Here we explain about the basic knowledge on how to import Raw hides, skins and leather. This information is to enlighten importers; a general idea on importation of import Raw hides, skins and leather goods from overseas countries applicable to almost all countries worldwide. Once after reading this post about import procedures and import customs clearance procedures, you will have basic information about the procedures and formalities about the process of importation of raw hides, skins and leather. Some of the items under this category are prohibited or restricted in some countries. If you are importing any commodity, you need to obtain accurate information from concerned government departments of importing country, as the details given in this post provides only a common idea about import of Raw hides, skins and leather.

Although most of the procedures and formalities are same in all countries on importation of leather skins, raw hides etc after globalization of trade by General Agreement on Tariff and Trade, GATT, each importing country has their own foreign trade policy. More trade liberalization is expected in near future for WTO countries through Trade Facilitation Agreement TFA likely to be introduced soon, based on Bali package of TFA.

 

Special requirements to import Raw hides, skins and leather

Permission from Wild Life Protection office to import : As explained in other articles in this web blog, any import of goods should not affect the health of human, animal, plants and other species of the earth in turn the environment. Some of the items under Leather and leather articles fall under the regulation of Wild life Protection. So, necessary approval from wild life protection department of importing country is required for the importation of some of the items under leather and leather products.

 

Certificate from CITES to import certain items under leather and leather articles: CITES means Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. In some countries, CITES is also known as Washington convention. CITES is formed as multilateral treaty among countries to protect endangered plants and animals worldwide. So, if any items under Leather or Leather articles fall under the regulation of CITES, necessary certificate from them is required for importation.

 

Certificate from Animal Quarantine office :If any items under leather and leather products fall under the regulation of animal quarantine department, the importers of such products under leather and leather products should obtain a certificate from Animal Quarantine Office of importing country.

 

RSP based valuation: Some of the items under leather and leather products fall under RSP based valuation to estimate import tax.

 

What is RSP? : 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.

Test report of analysis from Laboratory to import : For the purpose of importing some of the items under leather and leather products, the importer must obtain a test report from accredited laboratory authorized or governed by importing country is required. Necessary sample of imported leather and leather products are drawn as per the procedures and rules of importing country and submit with such authorized laboratory and obtains analysis report. Normally three sets of samples of importing leather and leather products 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 leather and leather products. Such certificate is submitted with customs location of importing country to process importation of leather and leather products. If non fulfillment of obligation by importation of leather and leather products, 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.

 

General requirements to import

 

Government registration: 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 Rubber and rubber articles is also required to contact concerned government agencies of their importing country to verify whether such onetime registration is necessary or not.

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Procedures to import: 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, and mode of transport and other terms and conditions are agreed and mentioned in purchase order and import shipment of Rubber and rubber 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 Raw hides, skins and leather 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 Rubber and rubber 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. The international partners of countries share quality measures each other and exempt from multiple inspection on same products both for export and import. However, as per the policy of most of the developed countries import of goods from Least Developed Countries (LDC) need to be certified by authorized agencies before export. So, if any import of Raw hides, skins and leather takes place, the details of such information can be obtained from necessary government agencies of importing country.

 

Certificate of Origin to import Raw hides, skins and leather :The source of origin of imported Raw hides, skins and leather is required in almost all countries. So a certificate of origin issued by necessary approved authorities at exporting country is required to import Raw hides, skins and leather. Certificate of origin helps to determine origin of imported goods to avail exemption on import duties and taxes. Different unilateral, multilateral and bilateral agreement between countries also allows imports and exports with exemption of import duties where in Certificate of Origin is the primary proof on country of origin of importing goods under Raw hides, skins and leather

 

 

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

 

I hope, the above information helps you in gaining basic knowledge on documentation, procedures and formalities in importation of Raw hides, skins and leather.

 

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vipin tripathi : we are manufaturing leather safety shoe upper ..we are running own company since 5 years. And i want to export . Bt we are unable to get export order . And i want to contact agent . How can find contact no of agent .. Please help ..

yanger amri: I want to export cow and buffalo skins any tips n how to sell it?

Wahidur Rahman: If I get the IEC from DGFT, can I start export- import business for Raw hides and skins and leather. And what animal's skin is allowed to export from India. Plz help me. I need your help desperately.

abbas: I have read so many article from your site. Will you help me out about raw hides import. I want to import raw hides of cow, sheep,goat etc. I want to about documents or any licence requirements for custom clearance. please provide your valuable information

oraine Bicknell : Around 4 months ago I ordered some leather bridles from the above company, VDA International. When they arrived most of the 30 bridles were mouldy and damaged. I made a complaint and the owner said to put them in the sun to dry out and they would be fine! You can imagine I was very upset at his response and asked if I could have a refund. He refused and said I need to send them back and he will give me new ones. I asked him to collect the bridles and he refused. He said his company will not do this and I have to send them back. The cheapest way to get them to India was by Royal mail and this cost me £240, he said he would pay me back for the postage. I returned them and now he won’t return my money as he said I paid to much for the postage and he also won’t give me a refund for the bad bridles, he says he will send me new ones when he can. I am totally disgusted in how I have been treated and want to know if there is anyway you can advise me on how to get my money returned?

ANIL SHRI: Will you help me out about FINISHED LEATHER PRODUCTS (imports). I want to import FINISHED LEATHER PRODUCTS that of cow,bovine, sheep,goat (hilly goats/sheeps) etc. I want to know about documents or any licence requirements from the govt and for custom clearance. please provide your valuable information. THANKS FOR UR VALUABLE ADVISE. REGARDS,

bunmi onibs: i have blue skin for export how do i get importer it

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