Documents required for import customs clearance


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Unlike other articles, I can not provide a ‘capsule’ solution on this article about documents required for import customs clearance. I will explain reason behind it. First of all, let me clarify: the documents required for import clearance under all products are not same. However, we can discuss about the common documents required for import customs clearance in importing countries. I will provide you a some general information on documentation of import customs clearance from which you can have a common idea on the subject. I hope, this information helps you a lot to know about documents required for import clearance generally.


Since various types of commodities are imported from different countries, a complete list of documents for import customs clearance procedures can not be provided. More over, different countries have their own policies in turn different procedures and formalities for import clearance. Each product under import and export  is classified under a code number accepted globally which is called ITC number.


There may have bilateral import export agreements between governments of different countries. Imports and exports from such countries may have exemptions on documentation for export and import clearance.


However there are legal documents, common documents and specific documents on commodity basis required to complete import customs procedures. 


Let us discuss some of the common documents required for import customs clearance procedures and formalities in some of the importing countries.


Bill of Entry:


Bill of entry is one of the major import document for import customs clearance. As explained previously, Bill of Entry is the legal document to be filed by CHA or Importer duly signed. Bill of Entry is one of the indicators of ‘total outward remittance of country’ regulated by Reserve Bank and Customs department. Bill of entry must be filed within thirty days of arrival of goods at a customs location.


Once after filing bill of entry along with necessary import customs clearance documents, assessment and examination of goods are carried out by concerned customs official. After completion of import customs formalities, a ‘pass out order’ is issued under such bill of entry. Once an importer or his authorized customs house agent obtains ‘pass out order’ from concerned customs official, the imported goods can be moved out of customs. After paying necessary import charges if any to carrier Documents required for import customs clearance of goods and custodian of cargo, the goods can be taken out of customs area to importer’s place. For further read:  How to file Bill of Entry online?  How to file Bill of Entry manually?  Can Bill of Entry be filed before arrival of goods at destination?


Commercial Invoice.


Invoice is the prime document in any business transactions. Invoice is one of the documents required for import customs clearance for value appraisal by concerned customs official. Assessable value is calculated on the basis of terms of delivery of goods mentioned in commercial invoice produced by importer at customs location. I have explained about the method of calculation of assessable value in another article in same web blog. The concerned appraising officer verifies the value mentioned in commercial invoice matches with the actual market value of same goods. This method of inspection by appraising officer of customs prevents fraudulent activities of importer or exporter by over invoicing or under invoicing. So Invoice plays a pivotal role in value assessment in import customs clearance procedures.  Read more: How to prepare Commercial Invoice? Contents of Commercial Invoice.    Difference between proforma Invoice and Commercial InvoiceHowmany types of Bills of Entry in India?


Bill of Lading / Airway bill :


BL/AWB is one of the documents required for import customs clearance.


Bill of lading under sea shipment or Airway bill under air shipment is carrier’s document required to be submitted with customs for import customs clearance purpose. Bill of lading or Airway bill issued by carrier provides the details of cargo with terms of delivery. I have discussed in detail about Bill of Lading and Airway bill separately in this website. You can go through those articles to have a deep knowledge about documents required for import customs clearance.  Read more about: Different types of Bill of Lading   When to release Bill of Lading?  Importance of Bill of Lading


Import License



As I have mentioned above, import license may be required as one of the documents for import customs clearance procedures and formalities under specific products. This license may be mandatory for importing specific goods as per guide lines provided by government. Import of such specific products may have been being regulated by government time to time. So government insist an import license as one of the documents required for import customs clearance to bring those materials from foreign countries.


Insurance certificate



Insurance certificate is one of the documents required for import customs clearance procedures. Insurance certificate is a supporting document against importer’s declaration on terms of delivery. Insurance certificate under import shipment helps customs authorities to verify, whether selling price includes insurance or not. This is required to find assessable value which determines import duty amount. 

Purchase order/Letter of Credit


Purchase order is one of the documents required for import customs clearance. A purchase order reflects almost all terms and conditions of sale contract which enables the customs official to confirm on value assessment. If an import consignment is under letter of credit basis, the importer can submit a copy of Letter of Credit along with the documents for import clearance. Also read How does Letter of Credit work?


Technical write up, literature etc. for specific goods if any


Technical write up, literature of imported goods or any other similar documents may be required as one of the documents for import clearance under some specific goods. For example, if a machinery is imported, a technical write up or literature explaining it’s function can be attached along with importing documents. This document helps customs official to derive exact market value of such imported machinery in turn helps for value assessment.


Industrial License if any



An industrial license copy may be required under specific goods importing. If Importer claims any import benefit as per guidelines of government, such Industrial License can be produced to avail the benefit. In such case, Industrial license copy can be submitted with customs authorities as one of the import clearance documents.



RCMC. Registration cum Membership Certificate if any


For the purpose of availing import duty exemption from government agencies under specific goods, production of RCMC with customs authorities is one of the requirements for import clearance. In such cases importer needs to submit Registration Cum Membership Certificate along with import customs clearance documents.


Test report if any



The customs officials may not be able to identify the quality of goods imported. In order to assess the value of such goods, customs official may draw sample of such imported goods and arranges to send for testing to government authorized laboratories. The concerned customs officer can complete appraisement of such goods only after obtaining such test report. So test report is one of the documents under import customs clearance and formalities under some of specific goods.


DEEC/DEPB /ECGC or any other documents for duty benefits



If importer avails any duty exemptions against imported goods under different schemes like DEEC/DEPB/ECGC etc., such license is produced along with other import clearance documents.

 documents required for import clearance

Central excise document if any


If importer avails any central excise benefit under imported goods, the documents pertaining to the same need to be produced along with other import customs clearance documents.



GATT/DGFT declaration.


As per the guidelines of Government of India, every importer needs to file GATT declaration and DGFT declaration along with other import customs clearance documents with customs. GATT declaration has to be filed by Importer as per the terms of General Agreement on Tariff and Trade.



Any other specific documents other than the above mentioned


Apart from the above mentioned documents, importer has to file additional documents if any required as per the guidelines of government / customs department under import of specific goods.


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Vel: Good Morning, Have a Nice Day!!! I want to know, for the example when I import the goods, we purchased from 2 company and they export using one agency. They gave both company items together in one BL , one commercial Invoice and Packing List. But, they are issuing separate Country of Origin(CO) with the Exporter name is separate. Is it acceptable to clear my goods? Please kindly inform me.

admin: Hi Vel, You have not mentioned from which country are you exporting or importing. Two shipments under one MBL and two HBL is permitted, subjected to requirements of importer and exporter. two different suppliers can not be billed under one invoice. Most of the countries, clearance under one bill of entry is not permitted.

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Charles D. Gerard: Hi, Thank you so much for your time. I am trying to get information about documents required for import customs clearance in Haiti. Would you be so kind helping me out?

Pradi: Hi, I Purchase an Item online which was under discount, Item was being imported from US . I have the invoice for that purchase stating the discounted amount I paid. The carrier for the item was UPS. Before Delivering UPS India contacted and said to keep the Impost duty money ready with me at the time of delivery, the custom duty they paid on my behalf. When I enquired from them about the custom duty. they told me that duty was appraised by custom dept on the MRP not on the Discounted price and they cant do any thing about that. So my query is that, on which Price Indian custom dept appraise the custom duty on any item, Discounted Price(What I paid,for which I have Invoice) or the Maximum retail Price(Which i did't paid)?

R.G.Mithun: it is super but i need detail explanation

Mohammad sammiuddin: Respected sir we are working in saudi arabia and we find here some used machine for glass process, we need to send it to India please give me the procedure and what is the document you need for this thank mohammad sammiuddin

ilyas bali: We are a textile manufacturing Company in Istanbul Turkey.We have exported to a UK Company goods, by truck transport.with cash against documents (CAD ) payment term.We sent all original documents to our customer's bank.We have found out that our forwarder ,who has a CMR convention Policy,have cleared the goods from UK Customs with copy documents which accompanied the goods,and delivered the goods to our customer.The original documents are waitind at the bank for payment/collection. What I would like to know : < Is it legal to clear goods from UK Customs with copy ( not original ) documents ? < Our forwarder's agent in the UK,who cleared the goods from UK customs and delivered illegaly our goods to our customer is one of the biggest forwarders in the UK.They accept liability but make us wait,hoping our customer will pay and they say they will pay us. What are the laws protecting us ? In other words,what shall we do in order to get our monies. Please reply to my mail address above. Thank you in advance.

habib: respected sir, i want to import sewing machineries. please advise me about the documents required.

darshan dungrani: i want to help about import [machine] .and i dont know how to clear the consignment? me

Laxmikant Oza: i want to import a HDD Machine From US. Please let me know the procedure of import and clearance at india.

SURAJ: What is T/T payment and its types? Explain how it work with example.

Chirag Nagpal: Dear Sir, Hope you are doing well, I chirag Nagpal live in Moradabad want to import goods froms China can you please quote me the Required documents regarding this business activity.. Thanks & regards Chirag Nagpal 09557004337

Megha: Hi, one of my shipment is under clearance . custom is asking for balance sheet and ITR for last year. why so.?

Shibu: Suraj@ T/T is nothing but Telegraphic Transfer. which is done bank to bank transfer. this is what i know friend.

Abhijit Roy: Dear Sir, I want to import Microscope from U.S.A. Please help me with the documents. REgards, Abhijit 9820247509

jh: sir, i want to import used industrial sewing machines from china . please advise me about the documents required & what are custom duty have to paid


Riyaz : Hi I would like to know what all documents are required for bring building material from india to dubai. And what is foc stands for.

S Shankar: I am buying used beverage cans from UAE to INDIA Do i require import licence in India? Do i require Pollution certificate? can you list out the documents. If above are Correct then How to Obtain these documents? Thanks

Akhter: Sir/Madam . please let me know I just looking for import A4 paper from Thailand to India will you please confirm me IEC code is sufficient for that either I have need of import licence.

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Admin: Hi Santhosh Panjala, Read articles in this website which covers maximum information required for you about international trade.

Dipankar Roy: Saturday, February 14, 2015. I want to get one 3D printer from UK.For 3D printer, do I need any special doc. to get clearance from Custom? beside the routine docs. LC payment will give guarantee of supplier. Is there any other mode of advance payment where supply and payment will remain safe.

faisal : i want import metal waste (iron), papper waste(occ) scrap to india from kuwait , what is the formalities, documents need for this.

Yacoob: I want to import agarbathi machines from Vietnam I have tin number, and I will get ie code Please guide me

Chackochan T.: Sir I like to know if we can clear air consignment with copy of documents? Or we should wait for original doccument to come

khalid: I want to import items from china.what documents should i need?

Admin: Hi khalid, Please consult with Logistic Provider to get more details

bhuwan: is it leagel to import 10 laptop from China by self?

Jeyaram: hi sir, Why you not mentioned Packing list as documents required for import clearance. without packing list goods cannot be clear from customs

kunal s: I want to start new business that is import engineering goods from out of india. What are the documents required for start new business. I also want to start export.

Alok Tewari: Sir, I want to import unstiched Pakistani Ladies suits from Karachi,Pakistan. An acquaintance in Pakistan has bought about 250 samples which I want to import the same by Air as sample consignment to begin before venturing into a full fledged trade business. Please help in the required documentation. Regards, Alok.

Swapnil: Hello Sir, We are importing second hand equipment from UK company. These are the different set of company who's manufacturing year is 2014 but not used. As some of the parts are assembled we can take Certificate of Origin from UK for those parts but for individual parts we have Certificate of Origin from 5 different countries. How can we clear this consignment in India custom dept. Material is coming by Sea way.

Ahmad Ali: Dear sir/Madam Could you please let me know that , can we get S.A.D benefits here in india ? , on importing cutting tools and Holder(industrial products) from south korea. Thanks and Regards Ahmad Ali

Admin: Jeyaram, Please read Invoice as Invoice cum Packing List. Thank you for pointing out this error.

Hnin Ei Ei Phyu: I want to import from China and Vietnam Construction Materials

Simon : Porcelain floor tiles is consider which HS code? Please provider to get more details, thanks.

Ravi: Can importer claim sad refund if he generate sale invoice on the date of duty payment but before ooc date (out of charge date in Bill bill of entry)

Avinash Bulani: Hi Sir, Greetings. I want list of all the documents (technical, Commercial & import related) required for importing New and used Material Handling Equipment's (Forklifts (Electric & Diesel), Stackers, Pallet trucks, Tow trucks (Electric & Diesel)). The import is done for Reselling or renting in India What is excise duty and other duties if importing in state (is there state wise difference in documentation) a) Maharashtra b) Gujarat c) Tamil Nadu d) Cochin I also want to know, documents required if Importing from a) China b) Japan c) European country Looking forward for your kind support Thanks & Warm Regards, Avinash Bulani

sabi ppk : Hello sir I want to import something from china Please Can you help me ....

Hemant Takhtani : hi sir i'm hemant from rajasthan i want to buy led bulbs from china i have IE code can u help me for import goods it's my first time to import goods

davinder kaur : Hi i am an international student. i am doing a case study about importing products from India to New Zealand. as it part of my study . would you like to help me about this ? i want all the knowledge about it such as what are the barriers, limitations, risks and documents involved in it

dev patel : I want full details of how to start import export business and what government documents and licence needed??

Swarn Saha : I like to import goods from china to India so please guide me and conform me types of documents required for importing in Bihar, India. And About money transfer and any thing else which i should know.

mahendra machale : I want a info. about how to import goods from other countries. can you please guide me

UNITED GROUP : I want to buy some items from China and sell to Buyer in Bangladesh . Goods will be shipped directly from China to Bangladesh . It will not come India. Please inform procedures and Indian laws for this type transaction.

psbl international : I want to start import export business. This is my proprietor firm.I will get my firm Tin no. in this week.Please guide me for complete procedure to start import and export. In this firm am a supplier of all types of hospital and fitness equipments. Like all types of hospital furniture,operation table,operation lights,domestic treadmills,exercise bikes,joggers,home gyms etc. I request you to guide me how can i start import and export.With complete your fee structure for getting import export code,registration with other require department and port .

Mohandas Palatshaha : I was staying in Ecuador Country, South America from last 19 months and returned back to India recently. I had two rabbits-pets over there and I wish to bring them in India. My purpose of importing them is pure for personal reason. Could you please guide me regarding the policies and process of importing them. Looking forward to hear from your side sir, thanks in advance for the help

mattapalli phani kumar : we recently received an order for plywood from US. We are interested to know the policies and procedures for exporting plywood to US.

Vijay Madan: i request you to kindly guide me the road map of Registration in different authority / departments ( like custom or service tax or Income tax etc.) in New Delhi India, required to start business or suggest any import and export council in New Delhi will guide/ council the prospect of Business proposal. 1. VAT- The sale to the customer of the lift will be on high seas and therefore not subject to VAT. Please confirm. 2. Custom Duty at the rate of 26.6% will be paid and hence no excise duty. Please confirm 3. Income tax- Since our scope of work will be of installation, commissioning and servicing of the imported lift the nature of the order will be in the form of a contract which means that up to a turnover 1.5 Crores the income will be assessed at the rate of the 8% of the contract value and income tax at the prevalent rate will be payable on that amount. Please confirm. 4. A separate PAN number is proposed to be taken for this company executing contracts to avail the specific tax structure where no books of accounts need to produced. 5. The ownership of the company will rest in the name of Pranav Goel who already has a PAN number and returns are being filled for different incomes received by him under different heads 6. For import of goods from China an import export code number(EAC) has to be obtained. The import export code number will be taken in the name of Intec elevators. However these lifts are specifically purchased by the customer directly paying for it and Intec elevators will only be facilitating the transaction. The ownership of the lift will vest the customer and remitted the amount to China through Intec Elevators so no VAT is no applicable. What will be the documentation required to show this. 7. Service tax will only be payable on the labor portion. Service tax which is like an excise duty is payable on the service portion. Can we get the service tax payable adjusted against the custom duty already paid.

amrita: hi, i need to know what document is required for GPS tracking device custom clearing.

Neeraj chauhan:                IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Your parcel containing documents and cheque have been securely sealed and packaged for security reasons which  make it impossible for anyone to view until it has  been delivered to you the beneficiary, Be informed that all UK taxes and shipment fees has been paid by the (BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BBC COMPANY UK). There for you will be required to pay for custom clearance charges of 25,500 INR. To the custom clearance department in your country India to enable the clearance department register the winning documents and issue the clearance receipt on your name.                                   I want to know that's true or false Thanks & regard Neeraj chauhan

rajagopalan: sir, we want to import a car for testing purpose and will return to same country. we would like to know what are the paper require for the same. please advice me on the mail thanks regards rajagopalan.

yogesh patel: i want to import A4 copy paper from indonesia. what is HS code & what is the total import duty?? also is there any license to reduce import duty???

R K BHATNAGAR: Please guide us regarding the under mentioned: 1. we want to procure the material from Italy and directly send to our customer in Bangladesh. What procedure will be applicable for this transaction in INDIA.

Samiha mohamed: dear sir I want to work with any shipper with my export license and I do not have the right net work for catching such business so please help how should I start? Thank you in advance for your assistance

mohan lal baishnab: Please let me know the authority regarding sending of remittance after shipment is made

khanjan bhatt: dear Sir, i have import redbull plaese help me

mohd hashim : very nice

Aman: I want to import paper from thailand so provide me what documentmentaion I have iec .And what process . And also provide thailand exporter details whose trade in papper and plub

prashanth: Hi, Ours is a Educational institution, for our R&D centre, someone is donating machineries from foreign country. to get custom clearance, what are the documents need to keep ready and is there any exemption comes under this.........

Bharath: I want to import battery scrap.I have checked prices with the dealers.when I went through the shipping history of the product in a few websites, the prices vary a lot from the dealers I have checked with. Other importers get the same product at almost two times the price. Why is it so? Has it got anything to do with tax?

njeghqng blaise: sir i wish to import motor cycle spare part to Cameroon, i wish to know the basic information needed to carry out this transaction successfully please help me if you don't mind

Mool Chand Sharma: Sir we are not availing any kind of duty benefit Do we need certificate of origin if no pls. give me section or policy circular if any.

SUBBA RAO: Good evening sir, Could you please confirm is there is any Customs rules to file supplementary bill of entry for home consumption for excess qty discharged for edible oils import as per transaction value?. Rgds Subba Rao

ABHISHEK THAKUR : I regularly read your articles on ( I have recently joined a company in which i am assigned to work and monitor the imports and export procedures and to have an understanding of the operation team. I am going through the Export Import Procedures, but i want to know the technical aspects on the following grounds:- 1. The Order of documents prepared in imports and exports datewise like which document is prepared first, as the date matters a lot e.g. A Shipping BIll date cannot be later than Bill of Lading Date Similarly, can you share any file which discusses points which we must takecare of on dates of documents and also on validity of import export transactions.

vianser international : Last month only we started import export company. First we planed to import Rechargeable torch light from china, goods worth is $860 and 20 kg We asked to our supplier send the goods by courier , they also accepted. The main thing is,in which mode of payment is safe for us,is l/c is best for us ?have we prepare import agreement?

Jehangir: I have a order for Autorickshaw spares from Africa, is it possible to put all spares metal/rubber/glass in one HS Code or do i need to do it individually which is time consuming. Spares include tyres,windscreen leather seat, hood, metal frame BUT it is not CKD Unit.

Sonny: I am based in Mumbai and am currently evaluating the import of LED Lighting from China and Taiwan. Can you help me with the following: Processes/procedures for Import,Transfer of payments to China/Taiwan,Customs dutie ,Clearance, Any other issues Looking forward to your assistance.

Tushar Rajpurohit : I want to know about metals scrap import from south africa, durabn to indian in any city kindly help ms please what should i do for all thing n what is process for all things what what kind of docs are reedier .

sanjeev: hello sir/madam my name is sanjeev my question is, i want to import a softy ice cream machine from Thailand to India, can any one please tell me what are the complete formalities or the documents required to import machine from Thailand, please help me in this matter. Thank you.

kailash lalwani: sir, i want to import porcelain tiles from china how will custom duty any another question is if i want to import tiles from china what documents i need

kailash lalwani: sir i want to import tiles from china to india what documents i require and what will be the custom duty on tiles

Deeksha: Heyyyy I need to import a car and bike from USA to India plzzzz help me out friends with what all documents required in both countries ...just give me list of documents

Gopal: Hi Sir, I'm Gopal I want to import CNC wood Carving Machine(USD 2500/450Kgs) From China to India, what documents i require and what will be the custom duty on CNC Machine. Please Help me.

jiji: Good day! The farm company i am working wants to import from Taiwan seeds to be planted in the farm eventually for export also. Im just new in the company, this will be their first time to import, and they dont know also what's the first thing to do.. Pls i need help. tnx!

Sunil Pandya: Request to list latest documents required for export as well as invoice, i have read that by month of march this year govt. have done away with annexure prepared for export vide annexure-a,and also Appendix -A for imports. RBI have dicontinued to receive sdf form from exporter which priorly was required documents I want to know what is the latest documents required? can any body guide? Also i suggest this website to update with latest documents as per govt. notification

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Rao: Dear Sir/Madam I want to import ms wire rod origin from China to Mumbai Port Can you help me in custom clearance and loading the material in Mumbai port to transfer the material to Hyderabad. Rao 8121723363

Rampedi: Good day,i would like to start import/export company, i have registerd my pty im operating from local for no i need to explore out of SA,please advice doc needed, thanks

jadhav : I want to know rules regulation of export import of large animals and dogs.Kindly suggest me the common problems faced and solution jadhav

Prashant Sharma: Hello Admin, I am planing to start Copy Paper import from China and Thailand . could you please suggest me what documents i need for custom clearing at mundra port . and there has different duty for both county ? waiting for your reply

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Rohan Dugar : I want to know that whats the maximum amount of personal goods can we import from China to India without paying any custom duties & without any other import-export documents?

Suresh Matang : Dear Sir, We would like to inform you that how to process of unclaimed/uncleared imported goods of wines.

Veer pingol : What is requirement document of import rms shipment? ??

sanketjain: Are you providing coaching classes regarding export import.

Nazeer: I am planning to export some macadam from Australia to India . I would like to know who should I contact to get informations about the appropriate document requirements And also the custom clearance procedure. I would like to get your valuable inputs in regard this

sumit m: I want import some sample products from taiwan. How can I do that? I don't have IEC no. How to make payment also. Please suggest

P k samanta: I am an Indian company and want to export drectly from China to newjeland, pls confirm the process

Manoj Kumar tamta: sir i want to import UPS battery from china to India at my doorstep in New Delhi and i am not an importer how can i get import the batteries through a regular importer who clears all custom related documents.

Mahendra Yadav: Respected sir i want to start export and import business so pleass sir give me full information about in this case whose cirtificate will be needs and where will be making cirtficates.Thanks.MAHENDRA YADAV

JK Oberoi: Sir i imported small Bluetooth speaker quantity is 200 from china import through Fedex but i have IOC certificate but custom officer stop product. They demant ETA or BIS certificate. Can you detail me all how i import any product and what i needed Thanks JK Oberoi

Lolivia Importers : I have a small concern in which I need your advice.i am describing the situation below:my Chinese supplier sent me some goods in 20 ft FCL container from china to india.the goods arrived india there was a dispute between me and Chinese supplier and now Chinese supplier is refusing telex release even after agreed upon payment.what does shipping company do in such case ?what rights does the shipper have ?can the supplier/factory ask for goods to be sent back from india to china ? shipping line: EMIRATES SHIPPING LINE goods: batteries the container documentation has already been filed with india customs for clearance purpose.

Geethanjali J: Ours is a manufacturing unit and we are also in hotel line. we would like to know can we import car under EPFG Sceme? as our director would like to import car from other country.if not any other way is there to import car under less duty or duty exempted scheme. request you to kindly advise, to enable us to proceed further.

Parvez: Hi , I'm importing chemical product hs code 27101990 low aeromatic white spirit plx seggest me if any other licence I should produce along with invoice bill thnx

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marce mamuri: what is the procedure for the correction of error in Invoice & packing list total qty. is 173 MT the formula in excel is wrong and these are all submitted to Customs for clearance.In the Bill of lading the total qty written is 192 MT which is the actual total qty. What are the steps/procedure to be done here for the corrections of documents.I need your help please

UPENDHARREDDY RAMINI: Dear Sir, i would like to know , why endorsed is required on HBL for sea import shipment clearance, could you please arrange notification for the same thanks in advance

Ujjwal Choudhary : Myself Ujjwal choudhary from Bright internationals..I wants to make export with Canada can u tell me some agencies which ll give me a better cost on a better things .Plz tell me necessary documents ...... I respects your experience Thank you

Vishal Baid : I am an entrepreneur from Bangalore and had one experience of export to UAE and it was LCL. I Frequently imports electronic product from China for last year. I got one export inquiry from Indonesia. I have to export same goods to Indonesia which I am importing from China. I need your consultancy on few points What is the procedure to claim import duty against export. What is incentive on export. How to claim SAD on domestic sales. Please advice me how we can gh ahead. Input on Indonesian point is urgently needed as I need to quote my price.

hemant meshram : I'm starting my new bussiness of a4 paper wholesaler in M.S. , but confused about exact import duty / taxes born by Indian costom @ nhavasheva port destination port , details of importing goods are product : 70 & 75 gsm a4 photo copier paper quantity : 4000 + 4000 reams = 8000 reams = 1 20 container total CIF : 3000 usd ( CIF include shipping and insurance charges by seller ) Country of origin : Thailand Destination port : Nhavasheva ( Navi Mumbai ) Sender port of Thailand : Laem Chabang Sea port , Bangkok , Thailand Documents i have : 1) company registration certificate 2) IEcode Guide me for exact import duty , thank you.

Parvez: Hello sir please guide me as I'm importing chemical product from Kuwait HS CODE as follows 27101990 I want to what all documents required to import hassle free

Gagan: Could anyone provide me the proforma of form 11 used for custom clearance at India, while an import of machine to this country.

sreejith: sir I wish to import auto spare parts from UAE to INDIA , Could you tell me what are the formalities for this and what are the documents needed for this .

mohammed nashath : We would like to Import Almonds and Cashews from European countries. Please let me know the certification required for custom clearence

Nisha: We would like introduce ourselves as an Exporter of Raw Cotton. We are looking for buyers in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia and welcome inquiries. Please let us know if you have any requirement to import, please send us the specifications and we will be happy to quote you our competitive prices.

S Shankar: I purchased a imported fitness equipment from an Indian importer /Distributor duly raising an invoice at the time of sale. The documents / cartons / brochure donot contain the country of origin nor the manufacturer's name. Besides the distributor charges me more than the MRP specified on the carton that are declared to the customs. Is it permissable to charge over the MRP if sold in India? Is is permissible to sell imported items without mentioning country of origin / manufacturer's name? Kindly clarify.

Zachary West : I have imported hundreds of small used trucks (F-150, Silverado) from Canada with no problems but I am looking to do vehicles over 33,000lbs and on those vehicles it is said their is a FET tax on the first retail sale. My question is if I buy a used heavy duty vehicle and the FET tax has already been paid 1. What info would I need showing its already been paid 2. First retail sale does not start over once in united states? I am basically trying to figure out FET tax and how I can not pay it or have my customers pay it because it is not worth me importing a vehicle and paying the 12%.

Anurag Mishra : My self Anurag and i belong to Company which is a Manufacturer of *Animal Health Products*, Veterinary Herbal Feed Supplements.We are located at * Kanpur* in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, *India*. We are 7 year old company and wanted to export our product outside india. We have recently started to work on export and got very good response from countries like Bangladesh, Egypt, Srilanka. For a person like me it is very difficult to understand the terminology and details for export as we are like a new born in this mode of business. When a person from outside india asked me to send my product C&F CIF Pricing, your portal helps me like anything to understand the basic terminology in export. Now We want to send our product to *Bangladesh ( Chittagong Port ) from Kanpur*. Please inform about the procedures and details of the documentation for the same.

Mohammad Raza Virani: Please give me information 1)GPCP Licence is compulsory for import m.s.scrap from UAE ?????

Umair kp: sir I am working in UAE. I want to export a charcoal grill machine(200 kg) from UAE to INDIA. And I am not an importer or exporter. How can I send and recieving this machinery.

Riya Roy : Sir I want to import a German Shepherd puppy from USA, but I don't know how to import it. Can you please tell me what kind of documents required for it? & Also please describe me the process of this work.

ejoez Solutions : I need ur valuable advice on the clearance needed to export a used car out of India to Africa I need ur valuable advice on the clearance needed to export a used car out of India to Africa. What are the bottlenecks is any or the red tapes and approximately how much will it cost. (Your website is the only site that comes close to shedding some light on this) Hope to hear from you.

RAHUL LODHA : Currently HS CODE 84219900 is used for filtering and purifying machines. But as per below mention notification FILTER ELEMENT (Filter Cartridges & Filter Bags) which is made of Polypropylene(PP) / Polyethersulfone (PES) / Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) /GLASS FIBER / Stainless Steel (SS) are not treated as a part of this machine Like Pleated filter cartridge, meltblown filter cartridge, spun filter cartridge, micron filter cartridge, filter bags. But as per below mention custom notification, it should be classified according to their constituent material. If someone import or manufacture filter element of a constituent material Polypropylene then HS code is 39269099 & GST is 28%. Still the trade has been started in HS CODE - 84219900, having 18% GST. It creates lot of confusion in the industry. I'm looking forward to you for getting your valuable input in this matter.

: Pradeep praps : We are a new established import/exporter firm called "OCEANWAVE TRADERS" from Karimnagar, Telangana. We have applied IEC last week, Our major business is exporting Spices, Lentils, Basmati Rice, Dry fruits and Nuts. (we will purchase from local dealers). So, we need your assistance for CHA , Freight Forwarders, Payment terms , Quotation, invoice, Packing list formats and How to write terms and conditions and all necessary information

vinod nair : This is for requesting your help after reading your article on your site "howtoexportimport". My name is Vinod Nair, iam working for a company handling ground operations in India for a few cargo airlines. There are few incidents wherein the Aircraft came to indian airport to offload cargo but was grounded because of technical fault and the parts had to be imported and fitted. My question is as these are foreign airlines and the parts are comming from their company DO WE HAVE TO PAY CUSTOM DUTY for these parts as they fly off after the problem is solved. Request your help for this query as we not able to get a proper solution for this issue.

Riya Roy : I want to import a German Shepherd puppy from USA. Can you please tell me what type of documents required for this? Please sir give me a reply. Have a nice day sir

Manojkumar: Hello sir, I am India t-shirts export to Malaysia how to document submitted in customs clearance and air to shipping air shipment oranged please help.

SREENIVANSAN JAYAKUMAR: I am interested to import instruments from taiwan. inform the documents required and procedure . to import

Vimal: Don't import product with TNT ONE OF BIG BULL SHIT SERVICES FROM TNT

EACCT: We eacct kuwait offer anything related to customs and transport in kuwait. All questions regard customs welcome and free

bridge canoon: All these regulations must be met however before one embarks on import and export business. Its safer always

ashwini : Do we require a physical copy of certificate of origin to custom clear an air shipment

Gopi: How to start a export business please tell me some plans procedure

Amit Kolapkar: Hello Everyone, Can you please suggest me,which book i should refer to re-frame my knowledge about import-export,since i was not in touch for long time. Thanks, Amit Kolapkar

Sharad jagdale: Please send me your details

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GUBENDRAN: we import of copper scrap. we need what docts required and rate of duty advise me pl.

Eddie Burke: Hi, I want to ship marijuana from california to Brazil. What documents do I need to be safe from customs and insurance charges?

Dee Vee: i need information on documentation involved at import export houses.And is it repetitve

Rakesh: We want to import HS84181010 from china. What documentation and what procedure to be followed?

AJIT KUMAR DUTTA: please provide the name of certificates are are required to get 1million $ usd from us to india

Alemseged Alemayehu: Your web site Information is very important. Can you attach me the basic standard model formats of Import Export documents? Best Regards

Hani : I want to import Kiwi fresh fruits to india what documents do I need for doing custom clearance except IEC number? Thank u

THUSBEEHA: Hii Rakesh .. the duty value of your product is 7.5 + 10 + 18 % Hope you import electrical items so BIS is mandatory. Below documents fyr: 1.INVOICE 2.Packing List 3.BL 4.BIS 5.COO 6.IEC 7.GST 8.AD CODE 9.CATALOGUE/TECHNCAL WRITE UP 10.PURCHASE ORDER


anil: how to sowl PL SUBMIT COO;;Query Raised

Krishnakumar: My question, whether two different LC document material can be clubbed together in one BL, packing list and one invoice? Pl suggest

SUNIL PATEL: What to do if we are late for registration of import shipment,

sarojnath sarkar: sir, i want to import goods from south korea under HSNcodes 90183290000 and 3004909900. what is the process and what documents do i require?

Ndi Claudvis Fonta: Please some one help me and write a report on customs clearance.

ZAIN: good notes

Sathya Sethu: Hi sir/madame, Greetings. I want to know what are the documents required for licensing products like Petrochemical items like white spirit, Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO) to import from Kuwait to India for Industrial use. How and what are the procedures to be followed in Kuwait to import the above said goods to India in a safe mannner. I there any levy of excise duty and other duties if importing in Kuwait. Looking forward for your support and guidance. Thanks & Regards, Sathya Sethu

david kimani chege: i want to start to import medical equipment and ho

ABHISHEK SINGH: Dear Sir, Hope you are doing well, I Abhishek Singh live in Delhi want to import electronics goods froms China can you please quote me the Required documents regarding this business activity.. Thanks & regards Abhishek Singh

Tushar: I want list of documement of each country for export shipment for custom clearance.

MOSES: Please explain procedures invoice to pick up container from savannah port to return the empty at yard. Thank You,

Anuj Pathak: Sir, I wish to go to Canada and bring back a positron detector( an engineering product) back to India. Kindly tell me the procedure and the various taxes and duties involved.

SANJAY MATHUR: looking for Import Agent for Wood working M/c from Taiwan

Furkan Dangra: Dear I want to buy from europe and sell direct to china but payment come in india and than i will do it in europe so what process to do from india ...

Sanket: Dear Sir, I want to Import OCC from Algeria to Mundra Port, but my Suppliers party is in Dubai, All the documents will process in Dubai, Can you please Help to know what are the Documents required from Supplier and what are the documents i need to Import the OCC in India, if i will import on the name of Working OCC Mill.

david: Recently i contacted you by call but due to network issue it was disconnected .Sir i just want to know i m importing solar modules from Vietnam .So please let me know how you can help me in this regard.And what type of details i have to share with you

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TVALP MANI KUMAR: I am in indian, I will buy a equipment from china and I will sold the material directly to Africa, what are the term and condition and documents required to us.

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