A) Essential Documents
should be preferably bank attested.
(ii) Packing List.
The Packing List must be box wise as that facilitates customs
Duly Endorsed B/L for Sea Shipments.
endorsed means that the B/L must be signed and stamped on the
reverse by the
If the consignee is ‘To Order’ then the B/L should
be endorsed on the reverse
the supplier and also endorsed
by the party been in whose favour an endorsement
been given by the supplier.
endorsed B/L is surrendered to the Shipping Line or it’s
agent and a Delivery Order
Delivery Order is a letter from the Shipping Line
addressed to customs for
handing over the goods to the party
in whose favour the D.O. has been made.
case original B/L is not received, then
D.O. can be obtained from the Shipping Line by
furnishing to the Shipping Line an Indemnity Bond / Bank
Guarantee as required by the
(iv) Air Way Bill for Air Shipments.
(v) Customs Declaration Forms duly signed
and stamped by the importer:
copies of B/E Declaration and 2 copies of GATT Valuation
Declaration are required.
In addition to the above
essential documents, the following supporting documents may
be required for facilitating faster clearance.
Copy of Proforma Invoice
Copy of Purchase Order
Copy of Order Confirmation
Copy of Letter of Credit
above documents are required for justification of value.
If the customs
authorities are not satisfied with Purchase Order / L/C
documents, then the
above documents may be called for
justification of import value.
Catalogue / Technical Write-Up
are essentially required for machinery / parts import.
Chemical Literature / Write Up / Specifications.
are essentially required for chemicals / plastics / rubber and
to prove actual user condition.
Certificate of Origin
for valuation aspects or in case any preferential area duty is
Chartered Engineer Certificate
Required for second hand
machinery imports. The
Chartered Engineer Certificate must the
specify value of machinery in the year of manufacture, the reconditioning cost,
the year of
the residual life, operational
worthiness, and the fair value of the machinery