All international "Gift" packages now liable for customs duty @ 77%(?)

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You could also try these people i2cworld, they were sellers earlier in Global easy buy at ebay India and they will provide a quote that includes customs and deliver the product to you. Had purchased from them earlier and even after ebay India was shut down, they had sent out emails saying they can still do procurement, custom clearance and home delivery. But I personally haven't purchased anything after the closure. Their email address is i2cworld3(AT)gmail(DOT)com and their mail was as below

Dear Buyer

Thanks for purchasing items from GLOBAL EASY BUY.

We are happy to include you in our family of Valuable Customers and thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you with your overseas purchase.

As you know GEB website is on vacation mode and many of our regular buyers are not able to purchase items. So we are making some alternate arrangements wherein you can continue to purchase products from ebay.com USA hassle-free and with guaranteed shipping.

Please let us know if you would like to continue purchasing products from ebay.com and we will provide you with details on how you can avail of this
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Following is the EBAY LINK

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Let me know if at all you need more details.

Regards
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Mob No - 9664444689 / 9326149456
Landline - 022-4246800 Extn : 123
 
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Just wanted to put this link out there, seems to give bit more info - https://bangalorecustoms.gov.in/pad_cont_new2.php
This also clarifies things, if the item is declared as personal use goods, then the duty is 42.08. Also, the interesting thing is this mentions that duty is waived off if the duty is less than Rs 1000. That means items worth around Rs 2400 or so would be duty free which is kind of cool when it is clearly written and no more a matter of luck.

  • Goods imported for personal use other than gifts
Value of goods
Basic Customs duty
Social Welfare Surcharge
IGST
Total Duty payable
Any value
10%
10% of BCD(1%)
28% (on value +BCD + SWS=31.8%
42.08%
(Free upto a duty of Rs.1000)[Notfn. No.50/2017-Cus Sl.No.608]​

  • Gifts (imported by individuals)
Value of goods
Basic Customs duty
Social Welfare Surcharge
IGST
Total Duty payable
Any value
35%
10% of BCD(3.5%)
28% (on value +BCD + SWS=38.78%
77.28%
(Free upto a Duty of Rs.100) [Section 25(6) of Customs Act, 1962)​

  • Life saving drugs / medicines imported for personal use are eligible for exemption under Sl.No.607/ 607 A subject to compliance of condition No. 16/104​
Any other Goods imported by other than individuals are liable for duty at tariff and IGST rates corresponding to the HSN classification.

Goods not allowed for import : 1. E-cigarette 2. Obscene articles 3. Drones /quad copters imported without a license. 4. All other articles restricted / prohibited as per Foreign Trade Policy.​
 
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@varkey I imported a product from a website. They shipped from Canada and is using Aramex. After a week of fighting with Aramex (they were trying to categorise me as an individual, thereby making IEC invalid), they finally accepted my IEC and PAN, as a company rather than individual, about an hour ago and said that the documents are successfully verified. The status was "Shipment delivery pending identity proof by customer". Now it's been changed to "Customer ID received".

It's supposed to be cleared at Cochin customs.

Any idea on how much duty will be I charged?

Price: $44.90

Description?Product Type: Vinyl Covers, Phone Case
 


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You can track the clearance process on Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS), select Aramex and enter your Aramex tracking number. If the BOE is filed, the tentative duty amount will be reflecting there.

Phone Case etc, I think would have 28% or more duty, so you might not save much by going the IEC route as the standard duty for personal imports is 42.08%.

Where is the package right now? Usually Aramex gets the stuff cleared at Bangalore or Delhi from what I recall, is the package already in Kochi?
 
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Yeah, so customs clearance would be at Delhi not Kochi. It's usually done af the first port of entry and for Aramex from my observation it's mostly at Bangalore or Delhi.

Looks like CBE is not filed, they'd probably file it later today or by tomorrow. Keep an eye on that portal as there wouldn't be any meaningful update in Aramex tracking until the shipment clears.