Guidelines to import CERAMIC Products


Tips to importers of CERAMIC Products trade

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

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

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

Test report of analysis from Laboratory to import
CERAMIC Products

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

RSP based valuation for import of some items under CERAMIC Products
Some of the items under Ceramic products fall under RSP based valuation to estimate import tax. CVD is calculated on the basis of RSP based valuation to determine import duty. 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.


Common requirements to import

Registration to act as an Importer
: Government registration is required to become an importer in the country to act as an importer. Foreign Trade government office of respective country is responsible to issue such authorization to become an importer. 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. Registration procedures to act as an importer are a onetime process, but renewal may be required as per the terms and conditions of such foreign trade office of a country. 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 importer of CERAMIC Products is also required to contact concerned government agencies of their importing country to verify whether such onetime registration is necessary or not.

Procedures to import:
As per the mutual agreement between buyer and seller, the import shipment is taken place. Pricing, quality specifications, terms of payment, terms delivery, mode of transport and other terms and conditions are agreed and mentioned in purchase order and import shipment of CERAMIC Products 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 CERAMIC Products 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 CERAMIC Products. 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 CERAMIC Products takes place, the details of such information can be obtained from necessary government agencies of importing country.

Certificate of Origin to import
CERAMIC Products: The source of origin of imported CERAMIC Products is required in almost all countries. So a certificate of origin issued by necessary approved authorities at exporting country is required to import CERAMIC Products. 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 CERAMIC Products.

Bilateral and Unilateral agreements under importation of Articles Of Ceramic products

The countries each other may have bilateral, multilateral and unilateral agreements which exempt documentation and rates of import tax and duties. The importers have to collect accurate information from necessary government agencies before import of ceramic products.

Restriction to import Ceramic products

Some of the materials are prohibited to import in some countries based on their foreign trade policy on imports. So importer can cross check the requirements of import of their products before placing order with overseas buyer.

Prohibition to import Ceramic products

Some of the materials are prohibited to import in some countries based on their foreign trade policy on imports. So importer can cross check the requirements of import of their products before placing order with overseas buyer.

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


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