How to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices

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How to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices?


This post explains export process of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices , government rules to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices , different precautions to be taken care to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices , export documentation to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices .


Any importer or exporter of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices should know HTS code (HS code) of their export product. Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices falls under HS code (HTS code) chapter 09. Click here to know 6 digit HS code of your export product. In India, Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices classified under ITC code (Indian Tariff Code)chapter 09. Click here to know 8 digit ITS code, if you export or import from (to) India


All items under export of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices falls under HS code (HTS code) chapter 09 requires Phyto sanitary certificate issued by concerned government agency.


Export permit from concerned government agency is required to export some of the items under Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices falls under HS code (HTS code) chapter 09.


If you would like to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices, detailed general information on how to export has been mentioned in separate article. Learning export process for Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices makes easier to you if you can go through the said post.


teaAfter choosing your export product as Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices and export samples are sent, terms of payment and terms of delivery are agreed with your overseas buyer along with other terms and conditions and issue proforma invoice, in turn you receive export order for Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices followed by purchase order from your overseas buyer. The terms of payment for your export contract could be advance payment, Documents against Acceptance DA, Documents against Payments DAP, or under Letter of Credit LC, and the terms of delivery for your export of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices might be EX-Works, FOB, CFR, CIF, DAP, DDP or any other Inco terms. The finance against export can be arranged from your bank for preshipment packing creditor post shipment finance against export orders for Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices . Insurance can be arranged against credit risk and about other risks involved in export of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices . After quality check (QC), proper packing is arranged with Palletization or Crating if required. Type of container is decided if export shipment of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices is on FCL basis otherwise LCL if mode of shipment of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices is by sea. Export invoice, export packing list ,certificate of origin (GSP – Generalized System of Preference) and other documents are prepared based on the purchased order or LC to export Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices . After completion of export customs clearance either by exporter or his Customs broker, Bill of Lading or AWB is issued by carrier, if consolidator involved, HAWB or HBL is issued. The documents for export of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices is discounted, arrange for collection or negotiated if export of Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices is on Letter of Credit basis.


The above information is a part of Import Export course online

 Also read;
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Aditya Nayak : I want to be a spice trader and exporter, and I have lots of friends who are working abroad. I don't have huge money to do a big bang type business. What I have is how much my parents left for me. I am 27 year old and having a big dream...I don't want to waste it as a day I want to start cardamom business. I research something about cardamom. And the best place is idduki Kerala..I don't want to make this mail so long..sir I just want to be a spice exporter... I am dreaming about to climb Everest but I am not yet near to the buttom of everest ..if you show me the path , it will be bless for me.. I don't want to start from huge..I want to start from small..very small but in right way.. If you help sir I will take me to another step to realise my dream...

Vinod M M: Dear sir/madam, We are a start up company into Coffee trading and have a plan to grow big and decided to go with Coffee Export business which we do not know head and tail of it.We will be very grateful to you if you can give us some input about coffee Export business and procedure. My questions are: 1)Business & Marketing plan 2)Govt.(National & international) policies and procedures 3)How & where to get the Roasters, foreign buyers 4)What are the expectations of a Buyer/Buyers 5)What are the steps for TQM. 6)Whether the company has to be ISO certified or their any other certifications to Export. I would request you to give us inputs and details on the subject mentioned above. Thanking you in anticipation. Warm regards Vinod M M

haresh navani: Sir i want to enter in spices business & export import of spices but i want to know spices processing training centers to know export quality i am under graduate so sir help me

Sonal: Hello Sir, I want to start trading whole spices and fresh powdered spices from India to UAE. I have a registered firm in MUMBAI. Please guide me as to what all Export documents I would need to start the above business..


NISCHITHA: Dear sir/ madam, I want to start export of coffee, ginger, pepper business from chikmagalur to any part of the world. I need a foreign buyer, and ready to do through overseas. But not getting any idea to get initial. So please suggest all related information. Contact no/ 7760756578

ROHIT GOYAL: I want to start my own tea export business for the same I need the proper guidelines..

Channesh Prasad: I want to do Cardamom garland trader and exporter to U.S, and I have my brother and few friends who are in abroad. Presently i am working in TCS and I want to start with small scale. I am not aware how to start and whom to contact for license and other stuffs. Please let me know in details.

nasir riyaz : My name is sheikh naasir riyaz frm Jammu and Kashmir I'm planning to open up an import export firm for which need ur guidance mainly to start with I will be initially exporting saffron a spice which you would be familiar with to UAE, mainly and to Kuwait, Oman, Qatar very soon and secondly I'll be importing branded online ladies stitched and unstitched dresses from Pakistan,UAE etc now you plz guide as to how to proceed further how to open up import export firm, documents required for it, IEC code how to apply it's fees and all, and which courier service to be opted which insurance company to be selected.

Aman Jaiswal: I am Aman Jaiswal. I want to export oranges and spices from India, but i don't know that from where to start my export business, like where can i find buyers, how much would I need to pay taxes, what applications or forms do I need to submit, what agents do I need to approach and how can I promote my products. sir, i humbly request you to please help me.

Vincent: My name is Bobby. I am a Chartered Accountant working in industry in Kerala.So am not in touch with the export formalities. I saw your article online it was very interesting and informative. One of my friend wants to start an exporting business. He is planning to export spices to England. His brother is there in England who will buy the spices which he will export. So my friend is having firm export orders. For this purpose my friend is planning to promote a company.Now I am planning to proceed in the following way STEP 1: Registration of company STEP 2: Obtaining PAN no in the name of companySTEP 3: Opening a current account in the name of the companySTEP 4: Obtaining IE code from DGFTSTEP 5: Obtaining AD code (Authorized Dealer code)STEP 6: Obtaining Certificate of Registration from Spices Board.STEP 7: Registering the IE code and AD code with the PortSTEP 8: Registering with Sales tax authorities.Sir I would like to know in the steps mentioned above is anything missing. Since spices are not excisable goods registration with excise is not considered.He is exporting only to his brother in UK. Then is there any need for letter of credit and/or Bank guarantee. In such a case how the export proceeds are to be routed. What all things are to be taken care of.

Naman Goyal: Sir i have my own company Named - Black Gold Tea.I want to export my tea to other country.So how ca i export??

Btcbareilly Saurabh : i want export tea products and garments in usa i need some information

nischitha.k.s Nischitha : Sir, myself Nischitha, I would like to start up export of coffee and pepper export business so could u guide me in getting buyer contact or buyer in international level and even I am ready to supply other product also. Please assist me sir

Ruaan: Good day We are a coffee company in Cape Town and want to start exporting our coffee capsules across the world. I need to find out on how to go about to obtain the correct permits and licences and all other relevant documentation. Regards Ruaan

jiten chetia: very good aftermoon sir, myself jiten , i would like to export tea to other country pls guide me the international pat form how it work or get buyer..... so on .pleas assist me sir

Jagannath Selvam : My name is Jagan and based out of Bangalore. I am planning to start up an export firm on Spices products particularly with Turmeric. I came across your website and found very useful information. Also, I observed you provide Import Export Consultancy.I am looking our experts who can help me with the setup, clarify or support during the execution process which is about product certification, payments terms, banking transaction requirements, documentation and shipping, challenges to overcome, etc, as this is first time for me. Is this something you can help me with or provide expert consultancy? Kindly advise. Regards,

Jerin Raj : I am looking forward to start a export business in spices especially cardamom. I am unaware of the infrastructure required for the processing of the cardamom before exporting so could please help me in understanding it or even if you could show me the way to get the knowledge regarding the same. Looking forward for your help.

Jabir sheliya: I am jabir sheliya. I want to export Tea from India, but i don't know that from where to start my export business, like where can i find buyers, how much would I need to pay taxes, what applications or forms do I need to submit, what agents do I need to approach and how can I promote my products. sir, i humbly request you to please help me.

chepkorir veronicah: Iam veronicah chepkorir.i would like to export tea.kindly advice me on countries that buys tea,how to get in touch with the buying agents and all that i should put in place for this to happen.

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Jerin Raj : Need advice on spice export business

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: asha verma : My business is Black Cardomom In India . I want to export Black cardomom India to Pakistan, Dubai, Kuwait , Rusia and Oman. Which types of me black cardomom export in outside India. Please send me Detail.

Subhayan Chatterjee: Hi Sir, I want to start a n export business. I choose to export Tea. As India is the second largest producer of tea after China. I have few friends in USA. I want to export tea from India to them in USA. To be very honest i dont have much capital to invest. Please guide me how to start up an export business from India at the lowest capital investment.

VIKAS RAJPUT: pls show me the query which is face the exporter or importer at the time of shipment i want to know that all query and i also want to start up my business asap so i know before the problems that what i should do

ARUM: we are startup company in Kenya intrested to venture nto spices from India to East African Contries through Kenya as the main distributing Countries, would like to have discussion with Indians intending to venture into spices

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Nishanthi: I would like to learn in and out of tea trading/exporting. It would be greatful if you could guide us. Thanks in advance.

gonsalvez: Firstly, thank you for the well-informed website that helps newbies like me to learn the ways of EXIM. I am trying to gain a proper space in Exporting goods from India to various countries and am confused on a good product to choose from. I have Curcuma and Pepper in mind as a starter but want to learn about the practical ways to export these items. I would be truly grateful to seek some assistance from you and if you could please broadly outline the necessary steps I should be taking on my first 5 dispatches. Thanking you in anticipation.

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preet: I have basically a very good product of tea powder which I am taking since 12yrs and given to many people and it is very good for health and it is without tea leaves. It can take either add in milktea or in boiled water. It has an excellent result for tonsils, it boost up energy, taste n smell are good. It has lots of good properties which is useful for health of any age.

jubril: We buy different types of tea,spices ,herbs,coffee, grain,corn,juice,fruit,wine,beverages ,vegetable,olive oil,sea food,nut,cooking oil,honey,olive oil etc, for re-export to other countries. Interested manufacturers/suppliers should send us samples pictures or details of your products and it's price list for us to study,so that we will place order if acceptable to us.

praveen: I need some help from you regarding some import business. I read you post regarding import export but don't find my question solutions. If you have free time then please give me solution about this question. I have an question that I want to import green tea from China I have IEC code but do I required or any other license for now because its my starting phase I want to start my business and want to sell in our local market. Green tea is powder form so is it become problem to clear custom because powder is very sensitive.

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