Shipping to India?

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Introduction

India is one of the fastest growing Asian countries for ecommerce, generating 8-fold increase in total sales in just 3 years, from $2.3B USD in 2012 to $17.5B USD in 2015. The number of online shoppers is expected to reach 41M in 2016 - 27% of internet users. India is special not only for its scale of potential with the second biggest population behind China, but also with its technological developments, posing enormous opportunities for ecommerce businesses.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
India - IN
Currency
Indian rupee - INR
Tax (VAT / GST)
0%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
0 USD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
0 USD
Incoterms
The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance. Duty in particular is calculated on the sum of the CIF value and landing charges (explained below). Some duties are also based on quantity measurements. In addition to duty, imports are subject to other taxes and charges such as Landing Charge, Countervailing Duty, CESS, and CEX.
Import duties
Mobiles
22%
Tablets
22%
Computers & Laptops
22%
Cameras
22%
Accessories (no-battery)
22%
Accessories (battery)
22%
Health & Beauty
50%
Fashion
22%
Watches
22%
Jewelry
22%
Dry Food & Supplements
22%
Home & Appliances
50%
Home & Garden
22%
Toys
22%
Sports
22%
Luggage
22%
Audio Video
22%
Documents
22%
Gaming
22%
Books & Collectibles
22%
Pet Accessories
22%
To get an estimation on tax & shipping

Rates

0.5kg parcel going from Hong Kong to India
Delivery Time
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HKD 68.80

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Seeds
Dried Fruits
Live Animals
Plants
Tobacco
Alcohol
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Money
Cultural Goods
Objectionable material
Endangered species
Radio transmitters

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Alert
For all commercial imports into India, the ID number of the consignee is required
Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .