July 4, 2017

GST IMPLEMENTATION – INDIA CUSTOMS UPDATE

Due to the implementation of GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India with effective date from 1st July 2017, please take note of the following;

All commercial shipments for India will need the GST number of the shipper (for Exports) or the consignee (for Imports) for correct and smooth clearance. The GST number along with the HS code should be clearly shown on the commercial invoice.

THIS IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR PERSONAL SHIPMENTS TO INDIA.

Any commercial import shipment without a GST number will be detained, therefore if the shipper can have the GST number shown on the invoice provided along with the shipment will help with the quick clearance process.

Kind regards,

Viva Xpress Logistics.