Relocating abroad might be a bit nerve-wracking. You'll need to keep track of everything, double-check the timetables, monitor the packing, and manage the total damage. As if that wasn't enough, there's also the formal procedure! Customer clearance always seems like a frightening roadblock, complicating matters further. International relocation companies are much more than simply packers and movers these days. PM Relocations with packers and movers in India can double as custom clearance service providers due to our extensive understanding of the import and export procedure and regular contacts with custom clearance agencies.
Why should you use PM Relocations, a packers and movers company that offers custom clearance services?
You'll need to take a few extra steps to prepare your package for customs clearance every time you ship overseas. Customs, the government agency in charge of enforcing international trade rules, inspects and controls every cargo to ensure that the contents meet the importing country's requirements or territory.
PMR expertise and custom house agents assist you in the speedy and effective clearing of goods through customs. We are familiar with paperwork and documentation, import-export taxes, processes, and approvals for goods clearance at customs. Our professional custom house agents assist clients in achieving a seamless and trouble-free customs clearance at a low cost.
We can help our clients through the difficulties of the customs department with our custom-clearance service. The following are the different types of custom clearance services:
- Customs Clearance Documentation
- Receiving / Carting of Goods
- Inspection of Shipments
- ICD's and Customers' Warehouses
- Stuffing and De-Stuffing at Ports
- Delivery Scrutiny
Documents Required for Smooth Custom Clearance Procedure!
The following is a list of documentation that must show during Customer Clearances, as compiled and kept by PM Relocations to provide international packing and moving services:
- Export Documents
- You'll need export documents like a sales invoice for the products, a purchase order from the buyer, a shipping bill, a packing list, an airway bill/lading bill, a certificate of origin, and other documents as specified by the buyer under the terms and conditions of the importing country.
- Import Documents
- The next type of documentation necessary for seamless passing through Customs is import documents. They are the Purchase Order from the buyer, the Entry Bill, the Airway Bill/Lading Bill, the Certificate of Origin, the Packing List, the Sales Invoice created by the supplier, and other essential papers as per the exporting country's legislation and policies.
- Government-imposed limitations on the value or volume of specified items that can be exported or imported are known as quotas. Quotas are commonly used to keep these items' costs low for domestic consumers. Check to see whether your target nation bans the import or export of your goods before signing a contract.
- Customs clearance is a time-consuming and document-intensive process. It requires importers and exporters to file various documents, including licenses and certifications, and ensure that they are correct, comprehensive, and timely. The following are the required and secondary documentation for customs clearance:
- Shipping Bill:You cannot export products by water, air, or road without a shipping bill, often known as a bill of export. In India, a shipping bill is filed online on Icegate in an application that follows a set of guidelines.
- Commercial Invoice cum Packing List: You must provide a copy of the retail invoice cum packing list with your e-filed shipping bill. The packing list comprises cargo characteristics such as description, amount, and weight, whereas the commercial invoice is a contract of sale between the exporter and the importer.
- Bill of Lading: A contract of transportation between the carrier and the shipper, receipt for transported goods, and a document of title (ownership) of the goods, the bill of lading is a must-have document. It must be present to customs for final clearance at the destination port.
- Bill of Entry: A bill of entry is a legal document that marks the arrival of goods into a nation before consumption or storage and is required for import clearance. It's filed on Icegate in India.
- Import/Export Licenses: Certain products cannot be imported or exported without obtaining a license from the country's competent government. For commerce in prohibited products, import and export permits are necessary for India, and they provide by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Indian exporters also require two additional permits: an Import Export Code, or IEC (a unique business identifier granted by the DGFT), and an Authorized Dealer (AD) Code (which must be registered at the port of export and is mandatory for customs clearance).
- Certificate of Origin: For customs clearance, several nations require a certificate of origin. It attests that a product was purchased, produced, and processed in a specific country.
- Health Certificate: This certifies that commodities are appropriate for human consumption and fulfil the relevant safety and quality requirements. They often require food products.
- Insurance Certificate: This certificate from an insurance company states that the goods cover any loss/damage during transit. Insurance certificates help customs ascertain the duty applicable to the goods.
- Inspection Certificate: Items are protected from any loss or damage during shipment, according to this certificate from an insurance firm. Insurance certificates assist customs officials in determining the duty that applies to the goods.
- Consular Invoice: This invoice documents that the destination country's embassy has approved the sent items. Many importing nations require a consular invoice.
- Import/Export Declarations: These are declarations made by the importer/exporter concerning the products that are being imported/exported, and customs frequently need them to compile international trade statistics.
Procedure for IGST on Imports
GST Registration is an essential step in the customs clearance process nowadays. Since the introduction and implementation of GST in India on July 1, 2017, the customs for import and export have changed. Several sorts of levies and taxes would be implemented under GST, including the Basic Customs Duty, Education Cess, Anti-dumping Duty, Safeguard Duty, and others.
Countervailing Duty (CVD) and Special Additional Duty of Customs (SAD), on the other hand, will be followed by the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) (IGST). IGST and GST Compensation Cess would be levied on any goods entering India, according to information released by the Central Board of Excise and Customs. In addition, the IGST and GST Compensation Cess would apply to all commodities arriving in India.
International Trade Policy
The regulations governing the export of products and services outside India is regulated by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). There are several types of unified policies that may apply to India. The Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020 is India's current foreign trade policy in use. To comply with rules, this policy is updated every five years.
Customs clearance is required when products are exported from India. Similarly, numerous types of custom clearance services are necessary when commodities are imported into India to comply with the rules of the customs legislation.
Customs clearance requires any items entering the nation outside, including personal possessions.
Brokerage Services for Customs
PM Relocations Company is also a registered custom broker. It's ideal because the organization handles all custom rules and formalities. It serves as a one-stop-shop for all of your international relocation needs. They:
You may contact several packers and movers in India to help you with customs clearance. While these firms provide excellent services, choosing PM Relocations who can best meet your requirements is preferable.
- In all dealings with regulatory agencies, I will represent you.
- During clearance and transportation, assemble all shipping storage for cargo and personal effects.
- Provide cargo consulting services for a variety of cargo categories.
- Manage the relationship between the warehouse authority and the shipping lines.
- Reduce the time it takes to complete the formal customs procedure and obtain the necessary papers.
Is Customs Clearance the Best Option for You?
PM Relocations is committed to developing an import program that meets logistical needs. Our firm provides cargo transportation and value-added services for your foreign supply chains, such as customs clearance and regulatory compliance. PMR Customs brokerage professionals guarantee fast shipping.