Mandatory Documents for Import Export of Goods wef 01.04.2015

By | March 17, 2015
Vide N/N 114, dated 12th Mar’15, DGFT has prescribed following documents(only three in number) which shall be mandatory for the import/export of goods:

–  For export:
*   Bill of Lading/Airway Bill ;
*   Commercial Invoice cum Packing List (Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accepted);
*   Shipping Bill/Bill of Export

–  For imports:
*   Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
*   Commercial Invoice cum Packing List (Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accepted);
*   Bill of Entry

The aforesaid notification shall be applicable w.e.f. 1st Apr’15 & the same has been given hereunder for ease of reference.

It is a welcome move made by the govt. in order to attain the objective of ‘ease of business’

Sumit Grover
Chartered Accountant
+91-9910946323

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II 
Section 3, Sub Section (II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Commerce and Industry 
Directorate General of Foreign Trade 
Udyog Bhavan 
Notification No. 114 (RE-2013)/2009-2014 
New Delhi, the 12 th  March, 2015 

Subject: Specifying documents required for Export and Import 

In exercise of the power conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and  Regulation) Act, 1992 read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, the Central  Government hereby inserts a new Para 2.53 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14:

2. Para2.53: The following mandatory documents are prescribed for exports and imports of goods from/into India:

(a) Mandatory documents required for export of goods from India:
1. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
2. Commercial Invoice cum Packing List*
3. Shipping Bill/Bill of Export

(b) Mandatory documents required for import of goods into India
1. Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
2. Commercial Invoice cum Packing List*
3. Bill of Entry

[Note: *(i) As per CBEC Circular No. 01/15-Customs dated 12/01/2015.  (ii) Separate Commercial Invoice and Packing List would also be accepted.]

(c) For export or import of specific goods or category of goods, which are subject to any restrictions/policy conditions or require NOC or product specific compliances under any  statute, the regulatory authority concerned may notify additional documents for purposes of  export or import.

(d) In specific cases of export or import, the regulatory authority concerned may  electronically or in writing seek additional documents or information, as deemed necessary to ensure legal compliance.

(e). This Notification shall come into effect from 1st April, 2015.

3. Effect of this Notification: Only three documents each {as in para 2.(a) & (b above} would be  mandatory for exports and imports.

(Pravir Kumar) 
Director General of Foreign Trade 
E-mail: dgft@nic.in
[Issued from (01/93/180/23/AM-15/PC-2(B)]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *