Procedures for Re-imports

Meaning of Re imports and procedures under Re-imports


Re Imports – What is Re imports in International Trade? How does Re imports work in Exports and Imports?


What does the term Re import mean?


Procedures for Re-imports copy In simple terms, let me describe about re imports.


If you categories imports as foreign goods and domestic goods, the import of domestic goods is called re-import. This is the simplest method of understanding about re-import. If any goods of a country is exported to another country and thereafter importing back the same goods, such goods are fell under re imports. For example, machinery has been exported to a country for testing purpose and after necessary testing, the said machinery is returning back to the country. Here, the process of returning back such machinery is called re-imports.


In many cases re-imports happen as the exported goods are not satisfied with quality measures, goods exported not matching with the buyer’s requirements, goods exported for specific purpose like project, exhibition etc.


Such re import procedures can be done by filing necessary documents along with supporting documents with customs department of respective country.


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Moin Parekh : I'm a non resident Indian living in USA wanting to set-up a export business out of Gujrat state in India. I would mainly be re-exporting some of the USA/EU made products.Could you pls. provide the best way to do this.

praveen kumar : We have bought an equipment from US last year for Research Purpose but due to some technical issues the equipment is not working properly and the seller has asked us to re-export the equipment to US for service. Kindly let us know the procedure and documents required to re-export the equipment for service and later to import the same. While re-importing the equipment after servicing whether we need to pay any Customs duty. Kindly clarify

estiyaq ahmad : I would like to know process of Re-import

Sameer: Dear Sir, Can we avoid all duties of sending & returning of our machinery for Exhibition purpose under ATA Carnet.

Jayesh: what all are the documents required to be submitted to customs and banks in case of export and re-imports ..

Balakrishnan: Can we reimport the exported cargo under nil duty as defective? If so pls provide customs notification number or should we pay customs duty? pls clarify.

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O P SINGH RAO: Dear Sir, we are the leading textile company in country and we exported the some fabrics to Vietnam but due to our buyer have rejected our fabrics, now we need to call back said fabrics to India, please let know what is the procedure and what kind of documents required for re-import the fabrics from Vietnam. regards, O P Singh Rao

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