Information-India (EXPORT)

The following are guidelines to assist you in completing customs formalities for your international shipments. The data is correct to the best of our knowledge. However, Prefer Express will not be responsible for any omissions or changes in procedures at the time of shipment.
The Customs procedures given below pertain to:
1. Courier
2. Freight Mode Export

Prohibited Items for International Services :

The following items are unacceptable for carriage to all international points:

  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • All Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA
  • Indian Postal Articles
  • Corpses, cremated or disinterred remains
  • Foodstuffs/Perishable (Food and beverages requiring refrigeration or other environmental control)
  • Gambling Devices: Lottery tickets and gambling devices where prohibited by national, provincial, state or local law.
  • Live animals and plants (Note: Cut flowers are acceptable to Canada )
  • Money (Coins, Cash currency, Paper money and Negotiable Instruments.
  • Pornography
  • Shipments being processed under:
  • - Carnets * :(allows temporary import for display, etc. without duties)
    - Drawback Claims * :(request for refund of import duties at the time of export)
    - Temporary Importation Bond * :(allows temporary import for repair, etc.)
    - State Department Licenses * :(May be referred to as "ITAR", munitions, list, "military", "dsp-5", "dsp-61", "dsp-73",
      or "dsp-85" shipments)
    - Inbond Shipments * :(shipments moving in or out of customs bonded warehouse or free trade zone, FTZ)
    - Certificate of Registration Shipments * :(shipments requiring presentation to U.S. customs prior to export)
    - Drug Enforcement Agency * :(DEA) Shipments (Shipments regulated by DEA)

  • Dry Ice (including that used for packaging).

- Any shipment which would be likely to cause damage, or delay to equipment, personnel or other shipments
- Any shipment which may require the carrier to obtain a license for its transportation
- Any item whose carriage is prohibited by any law, statute or regulations of the country of origin or destination, or of any
  country through which the shipment may transit.