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Shipping household goods to India


Those that are looking to transfer to India really need to realize that there are certain things that you will need to have when you are shipping household goods to India from anywhere else in the world. Are you aware that you will have to be present when your items come through customs? You will need to have an Entry Visa that states it is for your residential, business and work needs in order to be able to enter India and also to get your belongings through customs.

Are you aware that you will have to pay a duty (or tax) on your household goods if you have not met certain criteria? This is something that those who are shipping household goods to India will need to be aware of and it is already something that international moving companies are aware of. You are going to be charge a 61.2% duty on the items that you have that are actually brand new or have been purchased very recently. This is something that you might not be aware of and will need to know so you are well prepared to be able to pay any duties that are required of you once your belongings arrive in India.

There will always be several different household items that are going to get through customs duty-free. When you are shipping household goods to India it helps to know that you will not have to pay any duties on your small household items such as dishes, kitchen appliances and your furniture. You also will not be required to pay any duty on items that the shipping company has actually used during the process of packing and shipping your items. There are fourteen different items that are considered both large appliances and small items that you will have to pay a duty on no matter if they are older or brand new.

These items are: Video Camera, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Television, Washing Machine, Fax Machine, Air Conditioner, VCR/VCP/VTR, Music System, Word Processor, Deep Freezer, Personal Computer, Dishwasher, Cooking Range and a Video Camera. If you are going to be shipping household goods to India that are included in this list you are going to have to pay a duty of 35.2% one the first of each item that is in the above list. Any good international shipping company that knows its business well will be able to advise you of this fact.