|Freely Importable Items
If the consignee imports personal effects
and house-hold goods which were in his use and possession
for e.g. clothes, books, kitchenware, furniture small appliances
like mixer, juicer, iron etc., the same are allowed to be
imported duty free. However, new articles will be charged
duty @ 35%.
As per the new interim policy, effective
Jan. 09, 2004, NRIs and Foreign nationals coming to India
on a Transfer of Residence can now import the following electronic
appliances (mentioned under Annexure III) without payment
of any custom duty viz. :-
Additionally, custom duty has been reduced
to 15% on import of the following electronic appliances (falling
under ANNEXURE II) under Transfer of Residence concessions viz.:-
The benefit of the concessional duty rate of 15%
is allowed only on the first unit. If the consignee has two or more
units of any appliance, or the combined value of the appliances
exceeds Rs. 5,00,000 (US $ 10,000) duty @ 35% will be charged on
the additional units / value.
bl / Awb copy.
Shipper's original passport.
Inventory in English (legible).
Signed Indian customs declaration Forms (will be supplied by
Diplomatic shipments require duty exemption certificates from
the Govt. of India.
personal effect or household goods can be imported into India
on payment of customs duty @ 50% of the value assessed by the
nationals coming to India on a Transfer of Residence can import
foodstuffs and provisions(excluding fruit products, alcohol
and tobacco) in their main hhg shipment duty free up to a limit
of Rs. 50,000/- (US $ 1000);
Resident foreign nationals can also import foodstuffs and provisions
(excluding fruit products, alcohol and tobacco) up to Rs. 1,00,000/-
p.a. (approx. $ 2000) subject to the condition that the consignee
makes the payment for such import from the funds available to
him/her in the foreign country.
Duties on alcohol, wines, spirits, beer, etc. are very high
(approx. 240 %). Please inform us prior to shipping these items.
|Restricted / prohibited goods
forms of wild animals and birds including their parts and products
e.g. ivory, horn-cores, bones, skins, feathers etc., porno-graphic
material, obscene literature, narcotics, firearms, ammunition
and other weapons. Kindly contact us for detailed information
before shipping these items.
|Import of Pets
| A cat,
dog or parrot may be imported into India provided veterinary
certificates and other health documents are in order. Kindly
contact us for additional information before shipping the pets
Disclaimer - All possible care has been taken to provide
accurate and updated information; however, we are not liable
for any errors or omissions and the consequential loss individuals
or organizations may suffer as a result. You are advised to
refer official notifications and Baggage Rules in these regards.
At AIMS Logistics
we specialise in providing comprehensive relocation services apart
from being professional packers and movers and freight forwarders.
We also excel in pet moving and provide free information on customs
and baggage rules.