Export to India from USA
Gateways into the Country: 5
Number of Service Centres: 45
DHL Delivery Zone: 8
Vehicle Fleet: 405
|India: Country Profile|
|Capital:||New Delhi||EXPORTS FROM INDIA|
|Population:||1.2 billion||Exports from
|US$ 313.2 billion (2013 est.)|
|Area:||3, 287, 263 sq km||Export Commodities:||Petroleum products, precious stones, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, vehicles, apparel|
|Currency:||1 rupee (INR) = 100 paisa||Top Export Destinations:||USA, Germany, UK, Australia, UAE, Canada, South Africa, France, Japan, Nigeria, New Zealand|
|GDP:||US$ 4.9 trillion (2013 est.)||IMPORTS INTO INDIA|
|Time Zones:||UTC +5:30; no summertime observed||Imports into
|US$ 467.5 billion (2013 est.)|
|Languages:||22 official languages including Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Maithili||Import Commodities:||Crude oil, precious stones, machinery, fertiliser, iron and steel, chemicals|
|Ethnic Groups:||Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%||Top Import Origins:||China, Hong Kong, USA, Germany, Italy|
|The times provided for
are based on the time
expected for Customs
in India to clear
the shipment. This is
contingent upon the
value of the shipment.
|Destination||Non-Dutiable Shipment||Dutiable Shipment|
|3 days||4 days|
All goods shipments to India require Know Your Customer (KYC) documentation to be presented to Customs; otherwise shipments will go into Customs Bond until the documentation is presented. KYC is recognised by the Indian government as a form of identification. Go to to upload your KYC (includes listing of suitable KYC copy document types).
A GATT Declaration is required for shipments valued above INR 100, 000. Evidence of value must accompany the document.
A Letter of Authority is required so that DHL can act on the receiver’s behalf. DHL can keep this on file for future imports.
Duty exemptions may apply by virtue of specific circulars/notifications by Indian Customs. The receiver needs a valid Import Export Code (IEC) number unless the items are shipped for genuine personal use.