Only Documents and Letters should travel in Docs Bag. All other items other than (documents & letters) should travel as Non-DOC Bag as per Indian Customs regulation.
It has been observed items like swatches, CDs, modems, security tokens are being sent in DOC bag which is non-compliant as per Indian customs law. Any discrepancies found in this will be passed on to the Origin in form of penalties (if any) levied by the Indian customs.
A Master Air Waybill (MAWB) is required for chemical shipments, valuable cargo (such as industrial abrasive and synthetic diamond powder) of any value for cargo clearance. This allows shipments for different consignees to travel on one MAWB. The shipments will be cleared in the destination cargo terminal as airfreight.
All Airfreight shipments arriving at transit port will be transferred to designated airport OR post consignee confirmation can be clear at transit port.
Eastern Zone: Calcutta Airport
Karnataka Zone: Bangalore Airport
Northern Zone: Delhi Airport
Southern Zone: Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin Airport
All other destinations: Mumbai (Bombay) Airport
CAN (Cargo Arrival Notice) is sent by UPS IN on receipt of cargo arrival confirmation from the Airline and consignee has option to clear the shipment by their nominated broker or UPS appointed Broker.
Duty and taxes are not refundable. Shippers should be advised that if the consignee refuses to pay duty, then the duty would be billed back to the shipper.
All import shipments into India which includes documents, letters and non-document shipments should accompany with a valid air waybill. The waybill should be scanned in IDIS along with invoice and any other document provided by the shipper.
As per India Customs regulations, air waybill and invoice (for non- document shipment) are mandatory document to process and obtain release of the shipment. If mandatory documents are not available in IDIS, shipment will experience a delay due to Customs hold and will incur demurrage charges.
The consignee must have an import/export code (IEC) number and Goods and Service Tax (GST)number to receive items shipped for commercial use.
Indian Customs can penalize the carrier when Non- Documents are found in a document bag. The Customs regulation in India does not permit shipping non documents in documents. RTS of such shipments is subject to Customs permissions and will attract fine and penalties.
All non-document shipments must be cleared within 30 days from the date of arrival. Otherwise, Customs will abandon the shipment. For other requirements, please refer to Invoice section.
As per the new tax regime, goods having a value of more than INR 50,000 (Approx. USD 750) that transit across the states in India whether for IMPORT/EXPORT purpose will require a document called E-Way bill.
When applicable, these documents are mandatory to be provided by Importer. UPS has a robust system and procedure to help the importer / consignee to create the E Way bill to ensure compliance and timely deliveries. Please call UPS helpline for more information.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is a national Standards Body under the aegis of Department of Consumer affairs, Govt. of India and is engaged in standardization and conformity assessment activities under the provisions of BIS Act, 2016 and Rules & Regulations framed thereunder.
BIS is operating a product certification scheme (link: https://bis.gov.in/?pageid=2143) for foreign manufactures under which licenses are granted to manufactures located outside India for use of BIS Standard Mark on their products to ensure that the products under compulsory certification conforms to relevant Indian Standards. Also BIS grant licenses for the products for the products which are under voluntary certification, if any foreign manufacture wishes to supply its products with Standard mark.
The term Gift or Sample must be mentioned in the invoice for shipment of gift and sample. Value of the shipment-samples only-must be below INR 10,000 in order to file for duty free clearance.
GIFTS ONLY -
With effect from 12 December 2019 all gift articles imported in India will attract duties and Taxes, The change is applicable with immediate effect for all such articles imported from any origin as gifts, irrespective of their declared value or utility to the receiver.
Labeling and Marking Rules require that Maximum Retail Price (MRP), generic name of product, month and year of entry in trade channel, importers name and address and quantity in standard unit are shown on principal display panel of packages.
The labeling and marking rules apply to the import of prepackaged commodities for retail sale only.
Packaged commodities means packaging of any article or goods whether in any bottle, tin wrapper or otherwise intended for sale whole sale of retail distribution or delivery or stored for sale/distribution and would include pre-packaged commodity and group or whole sale package.
UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. Box address. All packages require a consignee's contact name and complete street address including apartment, suite or unit number if applicable. The consignee's telephone number should be provided if known.