Is EDF required for export to neighboring countries in India?


EDF Export Declaration Form) for export to neighbouring countries by road, rail or river


Is EDF required for export to neighboring countries in IndiaEDF means Export Declaration form.  If any exports from India is carried out to neighbouring countries by rail, road or river, EDF form has to be submitted by exporter or his Customs House Agent at the customs station situated at border, if movement by barges, country craft or road transport.  If exports from India is being carried out by rail, EDF is submitted at deputed customs official at such railway stations attending customs formalities.


The guidelines from Reserve Bank of India pertaining to EDF submission procedures for export by road, rail or river to neighbouring countries explains as below:


“Exports to neighbouring countries by road, rail or river (i) In case of exports by barges/country craft/road transport, the EDF form should be presented by exporter or his agent at the Customs station at the border through which the vessel or vehicle has to pass before crossing over to the foreign territory. For this purpose, exporter may arrange either to give the form to the person in charge of the vessel or vehicle or forward it to his agent at the border for submission to Customs.

(ii) As regards exports by rail, Customs staff has been posted at certain designated railway stations for attending to Customs formalities. They will collect the EDF for goods loaded at these stations so that the goods may move straight on to the foreign country without further formalities at the border. The list of designated railway stations can be obtained from the Railways. For goods loaded at stations other than the designated stations, exporters must arrange to present EDF to the Customs Officer at the Border Land Customs Station where Customs formalities are completed.”


The above information explains about EDF procedures to move goods from India to neighbouring countries by road, rail or river.


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