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Description of Goods to India


Pls note the Indian Customs have issued reminders to all Shipping companies that the B/L and the IGM (Indian Import Manifest) must be identical.

Additionally, the IGM must contain the full and clear description of the goods as well as the recent requirement of including the 3 new items:

  • Import & export Code (IEC) of importer;
  • GST Identification No (GSTIN) of importer;
  • Official email id of importer (to be used for correspondence by shipping lines and Customs).

The Indian Customs Authorities have also advised the restriction in the IGM which requires that all of the above must be in 250 characters or less.

If it is more than 250 characters,  it isn’t included in the IGM and the Customs is missing out of information about the cargo.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for original notification from the Customs Authority.