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Imports into India are charged with duties in the nature of customs duty and in the nature of turnover tax on import. The following are the most important:

Basic Duty: It is the “standard rate” of tariff. Currently it is either 7.5 % or 10 % for most goods.

Additional Duty (Countervailing Duty) (CVD): The Additional Duty is equal to the Excise Duty levied on a like product manufactured or produced in India. For most goods the rate currently stands at 10 % (effectively 10.30% including Education Cess).

Special Additional Duty (Special Countervailing Duty):

Imported goods are also liable to Special Additional Duty having regard to the maximum sales tax, local tax or any other charges for the time being classified on a like article on its sale or purchase in India. It is calculated at 4%. However, this duty is refundable if the imported goods are sold by the importer as such (no manufacturing) after payment of applicable VAT or Central Sales Tax.

A. Registration with the Director General of Foreign Trade for Importer Exporter Code, for export promotion schemes

B. Advisory on the applicability of the Customs Duty on the imported & Exported goods

C. Advisory on the business model for the proposed transaction

D. Professional Assistance for the matters relating to the Special Valuation Branch

E. Professional assistance on the claims of duty drawback, export promotion schemes etc.

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