Import Documentation

The importer should comply with certain obligations: submission of Exchange Control Copy of Bill of Entry for Home Consumption/Postal Wrappers to the authorised dealer. This will act as evidence that the goods for which the payment was made, have actually been imported into India.

Authorised dealers should ensure that in all cases, including cases of advance remittances permitted , these are submitted by their importer customers and are verified. In respect of imports made on D/A basis, since goods would normally be cleared before the due date of payment, authorised dealers should insist on production of documentary evidence of import i.e. Exchange Control Copy of Bill of Entry for Home Consumption/ postal wrappers at the time of effecting remittance of import bill. Authorised dealers should also advise this requirement to their importer customers in writing while delivering the documents against acceptance.