Goods not allowed by courier to export to India


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Goods not allowed by courier to export to India



Is export of all types of goods by courier allowed? What are the goods not allowed to export through courier to India? Can I export Animals and Plants to India by courier? Can an Export Oriented Unit import goods to India by Courier? Is Perishable materials allowed to import through courier?


India government has restricted the following goods to import to India due torequirements of specific conditions to be fulfilled under any other Act or rule or regulation such as testing of samples etc. on reference to the relevant authorities or experts before their clearance. In these cases, due to additional compliance requirements, the assessment and clearance takes time. These goods, therefore, do not fit into the scheme, which envisages Customs clearance on a fast track basis. Further, air terminals and LCS are not equipped to handle certain goods.

Thus, in general the following categories of goods are not allowed import through the courier mode:

Goods not allowed by courier to export to India copy
1. Precious and semi precious cargo
2. Animals and plants
3. Perishables
4. Publications containing maps depicting incorrect boundaries of India;
5. Precious and semi precious stones, gold or silver in any form;
6. Goods under Export Promotion Schemes including EOU scheme;
7. Goods exceeding weight limit of 70 kgs. (individual packages) imported though courier under manual mode. However, under the electronic mode, no such restriction regarding weight has been provided.


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: alaudheen kajamoidheen : I want to start a new export firm. I read your articles posted on the website. clarify me whether ssi registration is also necessary for an export firm. please advise.

Admin: Hi Alaudheen kajamoidheen, SSI registration is not mandatory, if you do not claim any benefit under SSI scheme.

Chemsa Numukobwa Cheche : am doing Logistics management in university and as am working in a logistical company i would like you to advise me and show me the way of getting more about logistics.

Anton: Dear Sir IE code processing , how can we mention the products which we are going to im-export. can we change in future? can we mention the products generally. Tks Anton

K.Arvind: Can i export sea foods?

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