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- Effective January 18, 2018, India accepts Carnets for professional equipment: please click here for details. Carnet entry under Professional Equipment will be restricted to two months. Extension for an additional two months is possible. Please refer to Indian customs’ guidelines.
- As of December 1, 2017, the security deposit amount required for U.S.-issued ATA Carnets destined for India has been raised to 55% of the value.
- Carnets are accepted for exhibitions and fairs, whether government sanctioned or private. Goods imported into India under cover of ATA Carnets have to be re-exported within the six-month period following their importation. If you would want your goods to remain in India longer than the six-month period, you should obtain approval therefore (1) from the Customs office of import; (2) before the six-month period has expired. Failing such approval within the due period, duties, taxes and interests would become payable.
- FICCI charges 1200 RPS per guarantee letter issued to facilitate customs clearance.
- Indian Customs offices at the following ports are authorized to handle ATA Carnets and their hours are Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm:
- New Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi – North India)
- Mumbai (Maharashtra – West India)
- Chennai (Tamil Nadu – South India)
- Kolkata (West Bengal – East India)
- Cochin (Kerala – South India)
- Bangalore (Karnataka – South India)
- Dadri -Noida – ICD (Uttar Pradesh – North India)
- Hyderabad – ICD (Andhra Pradesh – South India)
- Goa Airport – ICD (South India)
- Ahmedabad (Gujarat – West India)
- Jaipur (Rajasthan – Northern India)