Utilities

International Documentation

The following are guidelines to assist you in completing customs formalities for your international shipments. The data is updated and correct to the best of our knowledge. However, ams couriers will not be responsible for any omissions or changes in procedures at the time of shipment.

DOCUMENTS CHECK-LIST FOR NON-RESTRICTED SAMPLES

  1. 1. Shipper's invoice for samples - 6 copies
  2. 2. Shipper's Indemnity Bond (for fragile items and credit cards)

DOCUMENTS CHECK-LIST FOR RESTRICTED SAMPLES

CHEMICALS AND MEDICINE

For Chemicals, Powders, Liquids and Semi-liquids

Guar Gum Powder

Light weight consignments upto 500 gms. are carried as 'Sample' but any consignment above 500 gms. will move through Commercial mode only.

Lightweight consignments upto 500 gms. (Courier mode)

-Above 500 gms. consignment (Freight mode)

Pigments

Light weight consignments upto 500 gms. are carried as 'Sample' but any consignment above 500 gms. will move through Commercial mode only.

Lightweight consignments upto 500 gms.(Courier mode)

Above 500 gms. consignment(Freight mode)

Eatables like pickles, sauce, jam etc., ready-to-eat food items (dry only)

Medicines with Doctor's Prescription

Only those medicines which are not available in destination country are permitted from India with doctor's prescription giving complete details of sender and receiver (patient) with duration of the course. Otherwise commercial consignments of medicines are forwarded directly from manufacturer with all commercial paperwork.

Liquid items

Bone products - like Artificial Jewellery

ELECTRONICS, 'REPAIR AND RETURN' ARTICLES

Electronic Items

'Repair & a Return' Articles (in case a customer has imported an item, of which part or the whole is found to be defective, and the customer wishes to return it to the overseas supplier for repairs

Note: ExportShipping Billmust show the serial / part no. of the item being returned after repairs.

DOCUMENTS CHECK-LIST FOR EXPRESS COMMERCIAL CONSIGNMENT (ECC);

FOOD ARTICLES: Shipper should be registered with FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) in India & abroad respectively. Attach photocopy of FDA Registration certificate. HOSIERY & CARPETS: Attach photocopy of RCMC (Registration-cum- Membership Certificate) of respective Board. RCMC certificate is required for export benefits & incentive schemes, duty drawback and DEPB. FABRIC/GARMENTS TO THE USA: The following additional documentation is required for shipments: For all shipments to the USA of Garments, Fabric, Made-ups, a "Single Country Declaration" has to be submitted. The Single Country Declaration form is required for all textiles and textile products produced in a single country and imported into the United States if the textiles or products are valued at US$5.00 (approximately CAN$7.50) or over. It must contain details of the following:

Negative Declaration: It is required to be submitted by the Shipper when exporting Silk Garments, Fabric, Made-ups, where the component of silk is more than 70%, to the USA.

FABRIC/GARMENTS TO EUROPE: GSP (Generalised System of Preferences): GSP is a system of tariff preferences applied by industrial countries like United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy etc. to selected manufactured and semi-manufactured goods from developing countries, in order to facilitate exports and economic development. Tariff preferences ensure that certain manufactured and semi- manufactured goods from developing countries enter the above-mentioned countries at lower tariffs than similar products from developed countries.

CHEMICALS, POWDERS, LIQUIDS:

'REPAIR & RETURN' ARTICLES: (If a customer has imported an item, of which part or the whole is found to be defective, and the customer wishes to return it to the supplier for repairs)

DOCUMENTS CHECK-LIST FOR FREIGHT - DOOR TO AIRPORT (FDA)

DOCUMENTS CHECK-LIST FOR EXHIBITION CONSIGNMENT (EXC)

Please ensure that the Invoice & Packing List match the contents inside the consignment.

It is vital that when these goods are brought back, the same are packed in cartons in the same manner as packed when dispatched from India, tallying the Packing List earlier prepared. Mis-match of the contents with the Packing List may result in inconvenience at clearance.

All IATA regulations are applicable.

DOCUMENTS CHECK-LIST FOR IMPORT EXPRESS (IE)

Provide us the name/address/contact numbers of sender (at destination) & reference of our client (in India). On the basis of this information our counterpart will approach the sender to organize pick-up of material.