Method to import Organic chemicals


Documents required to import Organic chemicals

In this post, a basic knowledge on how to import Organic chemicals is explained. This information is to enlighten importers; a general idea to import Organic chemicals goods from overseas countries applicable to almost all countries worldwide. Once after reading this post about import procedures and import customs clearance procedures, you will have basic information about the procedures and formalities on how to import various products from foreign countries. Some of the items under this category are prohibited or restricted in some countries. If you are importing any commodity, you need to obtain accurate information from concerned government departments of importing country, as the details given in this post provides only a common idea about import of Organic chemicals.

Different countries may have their own requirements to import Organic chemicals although most of the procedures and formalities are same in all countries after globalization of trade by General Agreement on Tariff and Trade, GATT. More trade liberalization is expected in near future for WTO countries through Trade Facilitation Agreement TFA likely to be introduced within a couple of years.

Government registration as importer

In most of countries, government registration is required to become an importer in the country who only can act as an importer. Foreign Trade government office of respective country is responsible to issue such authorization to become an importer. For example 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. This process to become an importer is a onetime process, but renewal may be required as per the terms and conditions of such foreign trade office of a country. Nowadays, 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 importers of Organic chemicals is also required to contact concerned government agencies of their importing country to verify whether such onetime registration is necessary or not.

What are the special requirements to import Organic chemicals

The process and formalities to import Organic chemicals may differ from one another and in country to country. Also different procedures and formalities to import each items might be different under import of Organic chemicals. However, some of the common requirements to import Organic chemicals in major countries are explained below:


Certificate to meet specifications of quality agency of importing country

Some of the items under this category can be importing with certificate obtained from quality department appointed by importing country to meet their requirement. In India, BIS – Bauru of Indian Standard is such government agency to issue such certificate to import goods Organic chemicals.

Certificate of Origin to import Organic chemicals

The source of origin of imported Organic chemicals is required in almost all countries. So a certificate of origin issued by necessary approved authorities at exporting country is required to import Organic chemicals. 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 Organic chemicals


Anti dumping duty for Organic chemicals

Some of the importing items under Organic chemicals, importing from some of the countries attract anti dumping duty. The reason for imposing anti dumping duty is for rectification of trade distortive effect of dumping and re establishes fair trade. World Trade Organization WTO members as per GATT (General Agreement on Tariff and Trade) permit their member countries to take individual decision on imposing such anti dumping duty to ensure fair trade rather than protecting domestic industry.

Safeguard Duty

If importing some of the items under Organic chemicals importing from some of the specific countries are levied safeguard duty as per foreign trade policy of importing countries.


Procedures to import Organic chemicals

The importer and supplier mutually agree terms and conditions about import sale prior to actual shipment of imports. 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 Organic chemicals 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 Organic chemicals 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 Organic chemicals. 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 when importing Organic chemicals the details of such information can be obtained from necessary government agencies of importing country.

Prior notice to importing country.

In some countries, prior notice regarding import of Organic chemicals as to be filed before arrival of goods in entry port of importing country.

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

I hope, the above information helps you in gaining basic knowledge on documentation, procedures and formalities in importation of Organic chemicals.


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