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Old 26th January 2016, 16:20   #136
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Do we need to pay customs duty on the extra amount above 45,000 (An iphone 6S costs $1000 depedning on GB -64/128) ?
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Yes , mine 6S was struck at customs for want of Homologation certificate or something which is now mandatory , this was when 6S was not launched in India & my phone was shipped to company address which I had to later get to changed to home address before they released , in case you are getting a single piece it should not be a concern but for a bigger lot without such manufacturer certificates it might create problem. Don't forgot to get it on residential address and as others suggested we now have some of cheapest prices for iPhones worldwide at current exchange rates.
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After more than a decade of stay in the US, a good friend of mine is shifting back to India. He wishes to ship most if his stuff back- including beds, couches etc.
Will these used goods still attract customs duties?
Also, what would be the best way to go about the shipping process?
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Old 9th February 2016, 08:18   #138
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After more than a decade of stay in the US, a good friend of mine is shifting back to India. He wishes to ship most if his stuff back- including beds, couches etc.
Will these used goods still attract customs duties?
Hi schakravarthy,

Document in the below link may be useful for you. Go through the same.

Source of this document is from the official website of CBEC (Central Board of Excise & Customs).

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//ht...n05feb2015.pdf

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Hi schakravarthy,

Document in the below link may be useful for you. Go through the same.

Source of this document is from the official website of CBEC (Central Board of Excise & Customs).

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//ht...n05feb2015.pdf

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Thanks a lot, sir. That is indeed helpful. I've passed on the information to him.
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Guys I have ordered a tab from Gearbest

This is what the tracking shows right now

2016-06-28 16:41
India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

2016-06-24 17:32
India, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE

How long should this take before its released
Its already 3 weeks since it has arrived
by the way I live in hyderabad
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Guys I have ordered a tab from Gearbest

This is what the tracking shows right now

2016-06-28 16:41
India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

2016-06-24 17:32
India, MUMBAI AIR, Send item to customs (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE

How long should this take before its released
Its already 3 weeks since it has arrived
by the way I live in hyderabad
Mine too is stuck at customs here in Mumbai since a week and the status only shows "Held for custom inspection", Which should basically mean the inspection isn't yet done! I had paid 100$ for a quicker shipping method and its of no use now, I had ordered a front lip body kit for my jetta which can be clearly seen as a car part for personal use.

Anyone has any idea what can be done? Mine is stuck in Mumbai customs.
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Saw this news on moneycontrol that Indian govt has hiked the limit for import of electronic good for personal use to 50,000 from the earlier 2,000 INR.

Had to order a set of bavsound speakers from usa, wondering whether it would come into this bracket or it is only for mobiles, LCD etc.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/cur...k_7288321.html
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Had to order a set of bavsound speakers from usa, wondering whether it would come into this bracket or it is only for mobiles, LCD
That's a great move to cut unnecessary delays and harassment in clearance. I don't think they have removed duties just that these goods will get cleared without any additional documentation like homologation certificate etc..
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I had got a new ipad using my skymiles points on 14th Aug 2016. I was charged a customs duty of Rs. 5080 by DHL billed by shipper from UAE at official apple price of 1499AED. bill date is 15th and delivery date is 20th aug.

From dgca website the 50k for personal import order is from 8th Aug 2016, Is it possible to get a refund from customs duty. Has anyone tried getting a refund from the website I understand it is possible with a form but no explanation as to where or to whom to submit the same .
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I had got a new ipad using my skymiles points on 14th Aug 2016. I was charged a customs duty of Rs. 5080 by DHL billed by shipper from UAE at official apple price of 1499AED. bill date is 15th and delivery date is 20th aug.

From dgca website the 50k for personal import order is from 8th Aug 2016, Is it possible to get a refund from customs duty. Has anyone tried getting a refund from the website I understand it is possible with a form but no explanation as to where or to whom to submit the same .
The new ruling doesn't remove any duties.
It only increases the limit of consumer electronics for personal use to 50k from 2k, that you can import without an import license and not get penalized. Earlier, customs used to charge 42% customs duty as penalty for importing without a license.

As with all custom laws, this one is also ambiguous and lots of discretionary powers are given to custom officials .
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I had ordered a headlight for my bike from aliexpress and the tracking shows this currently:
2/1/2017 2:19:22 PM India MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Record item customs information (Inb) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license

Should I visit the FPO in mumbai and what documentation do I need?
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What is the free duty allowance for returning resident?

Does all passengers have to go through X-ray in B'lore airport OR the green channel is exempted from this routine?

Please advise!
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Hey Folks

Last two items I imported using DHL, they charged me 500 handling fee + 500 Bonded Storage charges. According to their email that attached BoE it says:

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Storage charges will be levied if the shipment is kept on hold at our service center for more than 7 days, the charge is INR 500 or INR 4.45 per kg per day whichever is higher
The last shipment was delayed +7 days because they could not obtain Gate Pass from Customs for a few days. The current shipment is less than 7 days - arrived India on the 9th and to be delivered tomorrow.

Is DHL fleecing me by adding Bonded Storage charge to each shipment. I am having to pay 1000/- extra (500 handling + 500 storage) over and above the freight charges and customs duties.

Thanks for your inputs on this.
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What is the free duty allowance for returning resident?

Does all passengers have to go through X-ray in B'lore airport OR the green channel is exempted from this routine?

Please advise!
Well, let me answer the question myself. They mark the bag with chalks even before the bags are loaded on the carousal and at the exit the customs person will ask the marked bags to undergo x-ray inspection. The guy at the x-ray asked me about the pioneer speakers and when i nodded, waved me off.

All in all, it was NOT much as much as I feared.
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Saw this news on moneycontrol that Indian govt has hiked the limit for import of electronic good for personal use to 50,000 from the earlier 2,000 INR.

Had to order a set of bavsound speakers from usa, wondering whether it would come into this bracket or it is only for mobiles, LCD etc.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/cur...k_7288321.html
How is your experience with Bavsound speakers and subs. How much did it cost you and how much duty you paid on them. I'm planning to get them installed on my bmw 530d.
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