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Import Procedures


Import means "bringing into India from a place outside India.". Import procedure depends upon the import policies, requirements and customs of different countries. An importer cannot import goods into India directly without a valid import license. For issuing import license importers are divided into three categories:

  • Actual Users:If the importer import goods for his own use in industrial process is called actual user.
  • Registered Exporter:If a person or importer importing against exports made under a scheme of export promotion and others have to obtain license from the chief controller of exports and imports.
  • Established Importer:If the importer import goods of the class in which he is interested during the basic period of the class is called Established Importer

Restricted Import

  • Import of Agriculture
  • Canalized Import
  • Restricted old motor car's

Important Document in Import Trade

  • Import License(if required)
  • Letter of Credit
  • Bill of entry

Document submitted by Importer

  • Delivery order
  • Bill of lading
  • Insurance Policy
  • Packing list
  • Invoice