Three Mandatory documents required to export goods from India.


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3 Mandatory documents required to export goods from India.

How many mandatory documents are required in exports? What are the major documents required to export from India as per government requirements? What is Para 2.53 of Foreign Trade Policy of India 2009-14?

As per Notification No. 114 (RE-2013)/2009-2014, dated 12th March, 2015, there are 3 mandatory documents required for export which are as follows:


Bill of Lading/Airway Bill

Bill of Lading/ Airway Bill issued by carrier of goods are one of the three mandatory documents required for export. I have written in detail about Bill of Lading and some of them are given here for your further read to know more about Bill of Lading and Airway bill.

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Commercial Invoice cum Packing List

Another mandatory document for export goods from India is Commercial Invoice cum Packing List. The exporter can either prepare Commercial Invoice cum packing list by including specified information or arrange separate document as Commercial Invoice and Packing list. You may refer my related posts about Commercial Invoice and Packing List here:

Why, best attention while preparing Export Invoice?Difference between Purchase Order and Commercial Invoice.How to prepare an Export Invoice.Difference between Pro forma Invoice and Commercial Invoice.Difference between Purchase Order and Pro forma Invoice.How to prepare an Export Packing list.Contents of Export Packing list


Shipping Bill/Bill of Export

Shipping Bill/Bill of Export is the mandatory document for export of goods from India. Click here to read related post -

How many types of shipping bills in export.Difference between EP copy and EC copy of shipping bill.When does exporter get EP copy of shipping bill after customs clearance.

In continuation to minimize export and import procedures in India to reduce dwell time of importers and exporters, government has inserted a new Para 2.53 in Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14. Click here to read government notification:

The above changes are with effect from 01st April, 2015.

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