export license in India

Documents required for export

Export license

An application for grant of Export license for items such as hot rolled steel coil must be submitted to the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Export license is not required for the export of all types of goods but for ones which are listed in the Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import items. Like- export of Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET) items are also permitted under a license or prohibited altogether.

The Export Licensing Committee under the Chairmanship of Export Commissioner considers such applications on merits for issue of export licenses.

Export of Samples

Sample of products can be exported free, without any limit. To avail such benefit, exporter must be registered with the appropriate Export Promotion Council. A permanent marking- "sample not for sale" is applied on such samples to be exported.

Processing of Shipping Bill

Shipping Bill is submitted by exporter, in a prescribed form. It contains details like- Exporter's name, invoice number, consignee, description of goods/products, invoice, packing details, quantity, FOB value etc. Shipping bill is submitted only in the case of export by air or sea. In case of export by road, 'Bill of export' is required to be submitted with same details. Other documents which are to be submitted along with the shipping bill include- invoices, packing list, letter of credit, export contract etc.

Let Export Order

Once the products reach at dock, exporter may contact customs officer and handover the original documents like all the declarations and the checklist with the endorsement of port authority. Customs officer perform his duty which include verification of quantity of the products received. After these checks, customs officer marks the electronic shipping bill and hand over it along with the other documents to Dock Appraiser. Dock Appraiser further can assign any customs officer for the verification of products/goods and if satisfied with the confirmation of entry to the description mentioned on original documents, he may allow "let export" for the shipment.