Export Custom Clearance & Clearance Outwards Agent in Mumbai, India

Door to Door Service, Warehousing, Sea Freight Forwarding

Although the process in itself is far simpler than an inward clearances, it is no less important to have an in depth knowledge of outward clearances. Rather than tariffs & notifications as is the case with inward clearances, it is the special schemes offered by the government for exporters which is of the greatest benefit. It is therefore imperative to have an active knowledge of the same & to be able to determine the best course of export which returns maximum benefit to the customer.

More importantly, due to far more pressure on time frames for clearance, it is very important that there is a high level of coordination between the documentation personnel who prepare the paperwork, the customs people who actually pass the documents & the operational people who facilitate examination & verification of cargo.

Last but not the least, for companies involved in both import & export of cargo the linking of both is inevitable as most of the schemes offered by the government either involve concessions on import by virtue of export or require an export obligation to avail of a concession in import. Such a relationship between the two introduces the requirement for quick & efficient pre & post shipment documentation which again requires a team of dedicated & more importantly knowledgeable professional to get the job done.

The typical customs clearance procedure for Export are depicted below.

Exports

We give below the list of documents, which are normally required to be produced for processing of Export consignments.

Routine Exports

PRIOR TO SHIPMENT FOR REGISTRATION WITH CUSTOMS

Exporter’s Database

I.E.C.no. (Copy certificate needed for first shipment)

Letter from Bankers furnishing Exporter’s IE Code No., Account No & Authorized dealer code No.

If Shipment is under Drawback, Account to be opened with Indian Bank Harbour Branch, Chennai & the Account No. to be registered with customs.

Documents Required for Shipment

Invoice & Packing list (5 copies each)

Copy of L/C. (or) Contract / Purchase Order.

SDF Form in duplicate for every shipment Invoice.

A.R.E.1 in duplicate

Technical details / Catalogues (first shipment).

Shipping Instructions

If shipments are under DBK, DEEC, DEPB, DFRC – Respective declarations in duplicate. When shipment is under DEEC (or) EPCG license details to be registered with customs prior to shipment. Hence, original License with Annexure, DGFT Forwarding Letter along with copy of shipper’s application to DGFT for Issuance of License to be forwarded for necessary registration with customs.

Drawback (Sec. 74)

Invoice (Value duly certified by the Bankers stating “No commercial value, value for Customs Purpose only”)

Working sheet for export value

Chartered Engineers certificate.

Original Import documents (i.e. Triplicate B/E, Invoice) to establish the identity of goods.

Suppliers confirmation to return the goods.

Letter addressed to The Dy. Commissioner of Customs, Custom House, the reason for re-export along with copy of correspondences exchanged with suppliers leading to re-export.

Acknowledgement from Supplier for having received the cargo. This is required for processing the drawback claim.

Re- Export for repairs. (Free shipping Bill)

Invoice (Value duly certified by the Bankers stating “No commercial value, value for Customs purpose only”)

Acceptance from suppliers to carry out the repair work at their end.

Copy of import documents (legible copy of Bill of Entry and Invoice - custom attested).

Packages are to be embossed with indelible marking to establish the identity at the time of re-import of repaired goods.

Letter addressed to The Dy. Commissioner of Customs, Custom House, the reason for re-export along with copy of correspondences exchanged with suppliers leading to re-export.