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Starting Import Business Introduction.


Introduction

Starting an import business is a goal of more than thousands of merchants and businessman. Like an export business, import business is also very profitable business, if an importer proceeds with the right strategies. However, the long term success and profitability of an import business greatly depends on the importer’s knowledge and understanding about the international market and foreign market analysis.

Today, importing goods from abroad has becomes a big business. Everything from beverages to cars--and a staggering list of other products that one might have never imagined has now become the part of the global import. Millions of products are bought, sold, represented and distributed somewhere in the world on a daily basis.

Reasons for Import

  There are number of supporting reasons why import business and services is growing at such a fast rate:-

Availability: An individual or business man or an importer needs to import because there are certain things that he can’t grow or manufacture in his home country. For example Bananas in Alaska, Mahogany Lumber in Maine and Ball Park franks in France.

Cachet: A lot of things, like caviar and champagne, pack more cachet, more of an "image," if they're imported rather than home-grown. Think Scandinavian furniture, German beer, French perfume, Egyptian cotton. It all seems classier when it comes from distant place.

Price: Price factor is also an important reason for import of products. Some products are cheaper when imported from foreign country. For example Korean toys, Taiwanese electronics and Mexican clothing, to rattle off a few, can often be manufactured or assembled in foreign factories for far less money than if they were made on the domestic country.

Import in India

The rising middle income groups of consumers in India and their increasing levels on expenditure on various products has resulted a faster rising demand of the Indian import business. Major imports of India include cereals, edible oils, machineries, fertilizers and petroleum products. Total import from India estimated to be around US$187.9 billion. India is also a bulk importer of edible oil, sugar, pulp and paper, newsprint, crude rubber and Iron and steel.

Import Regulatory Body

In India, all the activities related to import are handled by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), a government organisation that also controls the export business in India. DGFT and all its regional offices work under the Ministry Commerce and Industries, Department of Commerce, Government of India. All the procedure and policies in matter related to the import is announced by the DGFT through its notification, appendices and forms.

 

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What is New?

Date: 31-07-2015
Customs Notification No 72/2015 (NT)
Amends Notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.), dated the 3rd August, 2001

Date: 31-07-2015
Notification No. 35/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to finalize provisional assessments of all imports of ceramic glazed tiles falling under tariff item 6908 90 90 , by M/s Gaoyao Marshal Ceramics Co. Ltd., China PR (producer) through M/s Foshan Dihai Trading Development Co.Ltd., China PR (exporter) which have been subjected to provisional assessment pursuant to the Notification No.109/2011-Customs, dated the 15th December, 2011

Date: 31-07-2015
Notification No. 36/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to Rescind notification No.109/2011-Customs, dated the 15th December, 2011

Date: 30-07-2015
Customs Notification No. 41/ 2015
Seeks to amend Notification No.49/2013-Customs dated 29.11.2013.

Date: 30-07-2015
Customs Notification No. 42/ 2015
Seeks to further amend Notification No.39/96-Customs dated 23.7.1996.

Date: 30-07-2015
Central Excise Notification No 40/2015
Seeks to amend Notification No.30/2013-Central Excise dated 29.11.2013

Date: 28-07-2015
DGFT Notification No 16/ 2015-2020
Amendment in export policy of sawn timber-addition of ports for export to Nepal.

Date: 28-07-2015
Notification No. 34/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China for a period of five years.

Date: 24-07-2015
Customs Notification No 70/2015 (NT)
Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority

Date: 24-07-2015
Customs Notification No 71/2015 (NT)
Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority



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