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Import

You can decide to handle the import yourself. Or you may use an import agent to do it for you. Or you may let us handle the import if we have that facility near you. In some cases we can only offer one or two of these options.  Here we explain the different options and steps. There can be differences depending on which country you are in. Remember that the shipping cost will normally be higher, normally double, if the gods is sent by air compared to sent by surface (except for small quantities) but it will come much faster by air. 

Shipping terms 

There are many different shipping terms, here we only give those we normally use.   Ex-factory: We give you a price for the production and packing. You pay extra for transport, transport insurance and import. This is the normal option when you use your own shipping agent. You may have an agent in your country that you want to use and they may have their partners in India. FOB: FOB means Free On Board so we will here also include the local transport within India to the aircraft or ship. You pay for the rest of the transport and insurance and the import. This is our standard option. C&F: We include the transport cost to nearest port or airport (or other nearby) that we would be able to send to - normally in your own country. You pay for insurance and import. Often insurance costs less from India but getting money if something happens may be better if you insure from your side. CIF: We pay for transport and insurance. You pay for the import. DDP: We pay for transport, insurance and import. (Normally if we use this option you still as per our terms have to pay extra for the import cost (import duty, taxes, VAT).) If we use this option we normally also use a shipping agent and you will have to pay for the costs of this as well if its not included in the price given by us. There could always also be extra cost (not included in our price) also for domestic transport at your side in your country from the port or airport to your place. You pay for this if not agreed different in writing in advance.   

Import procedure  (Example below valid for typical EU country)

Import procedures may differ from country to country and differ between air and surface cargo. So this is just a ruff indication. You may pay an import agent to handle your import and arrange the transport to yourself. The cost of this is normally separate and not including in the amount you pay us. Below is when you handle the import yourself: Before the shipment: You must be clear over exactly what’s going to happen and who is responsible for what. In some few cases for few products you may also need a permission to import some items – get that permission before the delivery arrives to your country or market (like EU).  Such permissions are normal for drugs, weapons, etc. Some products, like food etc, may also demand that you have a local licence for import and handling of such products. Also note that you need to have a registered company and be registered for tax, like for VAT, before you can handle the import. Courier & Post: If you get your items by courier or by post the courier company or post company will normally handle the import and you pay the fees to them. Else: Arrival: The goods normally will arrive to a port or an airport. After arrival you must take out the goods immediately or perhaps you only have few days to take out the shipment – and if you are late with this you may have to pay heavy penalties as they do not want to be a store for your goods. Terminal: You go to the terminal and pay a fee and get the documents that comes with the shipment. (Unless you have got the original documents by courier already in advance). Custom: You go to the custom to make the declaration for the goods. Today an online option may be there for you as well. Note that some companies are allowed to have there own space for storing in connection to import. And some companies can have a licence to pay custom duty later. But, if you do not use an agent, and if you are not one of those companies you must declare and pay for the import on arrival. Import duty etc: The following applies to EU. First you pay import duty, if there is an import duty on the product you import. If you import different products they may have different import duties. Find out import duties in advance!!! If there are some special taxes on the product you may have to pay them as well. Secondly you pay VAT (if you have a registered company with an VAT number you will later get back this amount but at the time of import this is a payment you have to make - Or in some cases you may pay later to your tax or custom authorities depending on local laws and regulations). Terminal again: Than back to the terminal where the gods is and show the Custom papers that you have paid and you can get the goods. Finally you have the transport to your storage. In your own car or you use a transport company. Normally such domestic transport are not included in any prices offered by us.   
Import
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Import

You can decide to handle the import yourself. Or you may use an import agent to do it for you. Or you may let us handle the import if we have that facility near you. In some cases we can only offer one or two of these options.  Here we explain the different options and steps. There can be differences depending on which country you are in. Remember that the shipping cost will normally be higher, normally double, if the gods is sent by air compared to sent by surface (except for small quantities) but it will come much faster by air. 

Shipping terms 

There are many different shipping terms, here we only give those we normally use.   Ex-factory: We give you a price for the production and packing. You pay extra for transport, transport insurance and import. This is the normal option when you use your own shipping agent. You may have an agent in your country that you want to use and they may have their partners in India. FOB: FOB means Free On Board so we will here also include the local transport within India to the aircraft or ship. You pay for the rest of the transport and insurance and the import. This is our standard option. C&F: We include the transport cost to nearest port or airport (or other nearby) that we would be able to send to - normally in your own country. You pay for insurance and import. Often insurance costs less from India but getting money if something happens may be better if you insure from your side. CIF: We pay for transport and insurance. You pay for the import. DDP: We pay for transport, insurance and import. (Normally if we use this option you still as per our terms have to pay extra for the import cost (import duty, taxes, VAT).) If we use this option we normally also use a shipping agent and you will have to pay for the costs of this as well if its not included in the price given by us. There could always also be extra cost (not included in our price) also for domestic transport at your side in your country from the port or airport to your place. You pay for this if not agreed different in writing in advance.   

Import procedure  (Example below

valid for typical EU country)

Import procedures may differ from country to country and differ between air and surface cargo. So this is just a ruff indication. You may pay an import agent to handle your import and arrange the transport to yourself. The cost of this is normally separate and not including in the amount you pay us. Below is when you handle the import yourself: Before the shipment: You must be clear over exactly what’s going to happen and who is responsible for what. In some few cases for few products you may also need a permission to import some items – get that permission before the delivery arrives to your country or market (like EU).  Such permissions are normal for drugs, weapons, etc. Some products, like food etc, may also demand that you have a local licence for import and handling of such products. Also note that you need to have a registered company and be registered for tax, like for VAT, before you can handle the import. Courier & Post: If you get your items by courier or by post the courier company or post company will normally handle the import and you pay the fees to them. Else: Arrival: The goods normally will arrive to a port or an airport. After arrival you must take out the goods immediately or perhaps you only have few days to take out the shipment – and if you are late with this you may have to pay heavy penalties as they do not want to be a store for your goods. Terminal: You go to the terminal and pay a fee and get the documents that comes with the shipment. (Unless you have got the original documents by courier already in advance). Custom: You go to the custom to make the declaration for the goods. Today an online option may be there for you as well. Note that some companies are allowed to have there own space for storing in connection to import. And some companies can have a licence to pay custom duty later. But, if you do not use an agent, and if you are not one of those companies you must declare and pay for the import on arrival. Import duty etc: The following applies to EU. First you pay import duty, if there is an import duty on the product you import. If you import different products they may have different import duties. Find out import duties in advance!!! If there are some special taxes on the product you may have to pay them as well. Secondly you pay VAT (if you have a registered company with an VAT number you will later get back this amount but at the time of import this is a payment you have to make - Or in some cases you may pay later to your tax or custom authorities depending on local laws and regulations). Terminal again: Than back to the terminal where the gods is and show the Custom papers that you have paid and you can get the goods. Finally you have the transport to your storage. In your own car or you use a transport company. Normally such domestic transport are not included in any prices offered by us.   
Import
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