Concerning India Customs Clearance Issues

  • Dear Customer:

    Indian customs started using the EDI method of customs clearance. As a result of this change, shipments to India now require provision of the customs declaration documents of the consignee before the shipment reaches the Indian gateway in order to clear customs, otherwise the shipment will be detained. Please pay attention to this message to ensure your shipment clears customs smoothly.



    Commodity  Type





    Need to provide receiver’s IEC and GST number before shipment arriving in India for EDI clearance.

    Need to provide receiver’s ID copy before shipment arriving in India for EDI clearance .Personal ID including : PAN or Passport or Aadhaar, any one of ID is sufficient

    ①   IEC:Import Export Code

    ②   PAN:a code that acts as an identification for Indian nationals, especially those who pay Income Tax. It is an unique, 10-character alpha-numeric identifier, e.g. ARLPA0061H

    ③   GST:Goods and Services Tax . a unified indirect tax across the country on products and service

    ④   Aadhaar :an individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on behalf of the Government of India to individuals for the purpose of establishing the unique identity of every single person.


    No need to provide clearance document


    The detailed information of restricted and prohibited items is subject to the local customs regulations and laws. Please contact our local customer service hotline at 1855 901 1133 for more information.

    Thank you.

    SF Express