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Old 28th May 2014, 19:48   #16
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I have ordered parts for an old BMW from Malaysia. they were a set of piston rings, engine bearings and engine mounts. My father had paid for the package so the bill and payment was in his name and it was addressed to my name, and was also gift wrapped hence i believe it would fall under the gift category.
the total cost of the parts was Rs.12,500 and with shipping Rs.14,500.
when it reached the bombay customs they sent a letter home stating that they require my IEC(whic i didnt understand back then), proof of payment and other such documents. i sent whatever i had to an agent.
after 2 days of phone calls and the agent running around, i find out that they expect me to pay a minimum Rs.5000 fine AND 41% duty since the value was more than Rs.2000. they are obviously trying to take me for a ride and I have too few options
what am i supposed to do?

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Edit: not a gift as payment was from India, but still I'm an individual, I don't see the point in the fine on top of the duty, that too at 41% duty

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Old 28th May 2014, 21:30   #17
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I have ordered parts for an old BMW from Malaysia. they were a set of piston rings, engine bearings and engine mounts. My father had paid for the package so the bill and payment was in his name and it was addressed to my name, and was also gift wrapped hence i believe it would fall under the gift category.
the total cost of the parts was Rs.12,500 and with shipping Rs.14,500.
when it reached the bombay customs they sent a letter home stating that they require my IEC(whic i didnt understand back then), proof of payment and other such documents. i sent whatever i had to an agent.
after 2 days of phone calls and the agent running around, i find out that they expect me to pay a minimum Rs.5000 fine AND 41% duty since the value was more than Rs.2000. they are obviously trying to take me for a ride and I have too few options
what am i supposed to do?
You do not need IEC etc., if you are a individual importer. The agents are taking you for a ride. Did you not order through fedex?
The duty will be around 30%(or less) including basic duty and CVD
Unless you are importing banned items, there is no issue.
Who was the shipper(Fedex etc.,?)
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Old 28th May 2014, 22:49   #18
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You do not need IEC etc., if you are a individual importer. The agents are taking you for a ride. Did you not order through fedex?
The duty will be around 30%(or less) including basic duty and CVD
Unless you are importing banned items, there is no issue.
Who was the shipper(Fedex etc.,?)
I know, they might think I'm a garage owner or distributor or something, or maybe just messing with me because of my gift wrapping stunt. I let the seller send it however they wished, did expect all of this, shipper was "pos lajus"

I believe the duty is around 30% too, have sent a more competent agent now, hope it works out, will know tomorrow or day after. right now I'm left with no choice, stuck at home cuz of exams and the car has only done 1k km(2 months ago), didn't get to enjoy it, I just want the parts here so I can start fixing it! will pay up the fine if required, if I argue they could add some other duty/fine/money to grease palms.
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Dear Abhishek

Ebay is not problem as long as you find right part.
recently i have bought lancer (Depo) headlight from ebay.com
which cost me just 11600/rs no shipping or other charges. Got it delivered within 10 days. and quality is also good.
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I ordered few fairing plastic parts from Germany, the package was shipped with UPS Expresss. I thought the package would be delivered to me with max 30% custom duty( this was the case last time I ordered part but shipping was with DHL). The package is stuck at custom and UPS has sent me details and confirmation to be signed with 42% to clear this with timeline of 5-7 days!

Does tax structure changed recently or I am now taken for ride here? The cost with 42% instead of 30% is not making any sense plus I am yet to receive the package, currently UPS is not providing and delivery date.

Any comment, suggestions either on the duty or getting the clearance done faster ?

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....The package is stuck at custom and UPS has sent me details and confirmation to be signed with 42% to clear this with timeline of 5-7 days!

Does tax structure changed recently or I am now taken for ride here? The cost with 42% instead of 30% is not making any sense plus I am yet to receive the package, currently UPS is not providing and delivery date.

Any comment, suggestions either on the duty or getting the clearance done faster ?

-Pramod

The duty is now 42 %.
https://trak-in.cdn.ampproject.org/c...stom-duty/amp/

The Mumbai UPS office had called me couple of weeks ago, to get my telephonic confirmation to go ahead with regards on payment of 42 % duty. On confirmation, UPS paid duty and collected duty on delivery, in a couple of days.
No documents to be submitted or uploaded, unlike FedEx /DHL.
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Thanks for the update, a jump of 12% for personal use, does this means corporate/professional import duty is still the same and no increase there?
Nonetheless have given my consent to UPS to get the package cleared. They are still saying it may take 5-7 days if there is no more questions from custom officials.

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Is it 42% or 30%. I am trying to place an order via hondapartsnow.com, and its calculation show about 30% as duty and Tax. They use Fedex.
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