Import Customs Clearance Experts
Import Customs Clearance is a key/primary aspect for the successful implementation of logistics/supply chain management, especially in India. Any delay, query or lack of timely corrective action can dramatically affect your timeline resulting in not only the costs shooting up for detention and demurrage but also affecting the stock inventory planning, production and sales forecasts.
FEC is a licensed Customs Broker (Customs House Agent – CHA) providing competent and complete in-house Customs Clearance services for Sea and Air. Import Customs clearance is our primary area of expertise and core competency. Import customs clearance services typically include all documentation, filing and related procedure / PGA NOCs / compliances as applicable, examination, handling & delivery, transportation up to the importer's final destination warehouse/factory.
FEC believes that successful implementation of import customs clearance & logistics is a team effort with each other and the integration of various streams together. FEC offers you the much needed personalised service. We serve customers from diverse trades and industries and are quick to learn and adapt.
Key Areas Where We Can Help
IN-HOUSE LICENSED TEAM / NONE OF THE IMPORT CLEARANCE ACTIVITIES ARE OUTSOURCED:
Entire Customs Clearance activity is handled by our own in-house licensed team. We have dedicated departments and in-house teams for various activities such as preparation of documentation, filing and submissions, compliance check, withdrawing of samples for lab tests and NOCs from allied agencies wherever applicable, examination of cargo as prescribed, supervising the handling and dispatch of delivery and so on.
DPD CLEARANCE (DIRECT PORT DELIVERY):
We are regularly handling DPD clearances for various eligible published and AEO customers and releasing the FCL deliveries directly from the Port Terminals under DPD (Direct Port Delivery) within 48 hours of vessel arrival.
PGA NOCs & ALLIED CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS:
We have thorough experience in handling and obtaining various PGA NOCs and complying with other Customs requirements. For details click here.
UP-TO-DATE WITH LATEST CUSTOMS ELECTRONIC FILING REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER FACILITIES:
We continuously adapt and keep ourselves up-to-date with the latest Customs requirements and facilities. We are very well versed with Single Window Submission, Integrated Declaration, e-Sanchit filing, DPD (Direct Port Delivery), online Goods Registration and so on.
RELATED PARTY / STOCK TRANSFER - SVB / PD BOND REGISTRATION:
For imports from related party/stock transfer/transfer pricing, we handle the SVB / PD Bond registration procedure at Customs and arrange the clearance of consignments under the Provisional Bill of Entry. We have extensive experience of related party imports and PD bond procedure for 15+ years. After finalisation of the SVB order, we can also handle the procedure for conversion from Provisional to Final Assessment and refund of RD deposit if any.
BEST IT HARDWARE & LICENSED SOFTWARE FOR BUSINESS EFFICIENCY:
FEC has one of the best industry-leading software for Customs Clearance Filing and for performing other allied activities. To further enhance the efficiency of our services, we have the latest IT hardware and licensed professional versions software, including high-speed professional scanners to handle a large number of documents and high-quality laser printers.
Import Customs Clearance Services, inter alia, include:
Import under Free or Preferential Trade Agreement (FTA / PTA) by claiming eligible duty exemption (e.g. APTA, ASEAN, ISFTA, CEPA, etc) under CAROTAR Rules
Schemes & Licencing
Import against various schemes or licenses or incentives as eligible
High Seas Sale
Import under High Seas Sale (HSS)
Import against duty payment under Home Consumption, including under DPD from Port Terminal, if eligible
Import duty unpaid into Customs Bonded Warehouse (In-Bond) and further Exbond, Bond to Bond and Re-Export from Customs Bonded Warehouse.
Import duty unpaid inbound into FTWZ (Free Trade Warehousing Zone) and further outbound to DTA, SEZ to Bond or Re-Export
Import clearance under Provisional Release / Provisional Assessment under PD Bond / Bank Guarantee; as well as the release of goods into Customs Bonded Warehouse, pending clearance.
Customs Tariff HS Code
Guidance on Customs Tariff HS (Harmonised System) Code Classification (CTH or RITC). Importer has to ensure correct classification & declaration of the product, to determine applicable import tariff rates and to ascertain whether a product qualifies for eligibility of any duty exemptions or preferential tariff rates.
Duty Free Supply
Duty-Free Supply to Airport Duty-Free Shop, Embassy, Consulates, Diplomats, Defence and Ship Stores
Re-Import of exported goods (goods return)
Diverse & Varied Cargo
Vast experience and expertise in the handling of diverse and varied cargo and multiple industry sectors; including HAZ cargo, ISO Tanks, IBC / Bulk Tanks, Project cargo, Odd-dimensional cargo, Refrigerated cargo, etc. Handling of Import SEA and AIR consignments, FCL (Full Container Load) consignments factory de-stuff or dock de-stuff and LCL (Less than Container Load) consignments.
Experience of 35+ years in a wide range of items and commodities from many diverse industries. Click here to view some of our industry-wise expertise. In addition to this list, we handle consignments from many diverse industries and continue to strengthen and widen our horizon.