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Import and Export laws of India

India is a big country with around 1295M Indian. Official languages are English and Hindi. India uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+05:30. Currency used in India is Indian Rupee (INR).

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Import Regulation

Tobacco 🚬

200 cigarettes;

50 cigars; or

250 grams tobacco.

Prohibited β›”


Pornographic and obscene materials.

Maps and literature where Indian external boundaries have been shown incorrectly.

Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Counterfeit goods and goods violating legally enforceable intellectual property rights.

Chemicals mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Chemical Weapons Convention of U.N. 1993.

Wildlife and derivative products and endangered species of plants and animals whether live or dead.

Specified live birds and animals.

Wild animals, their parts and products.

Exotic birds, except a few specified species.

Beef and any beef products.

Specified sea shells.

Human skeletons.

Reptiles skin

Sex determination kits

Import of mobile handsets without IMEI number or with all zeros IMEI and CDMA mobile phones without electronic serial number (ESN)/Mobile equipment Identifier (MEID) or with all zeros as ESN/MEID.

Any other items as notified from time to time.

Restricted ⚠️

Radio transmitters not approved for normal usage.

Arms and ammunition.

Medicines and drugs

Vintage products, replicas of antiques or weapons

Whole human blood plasma and certain products derived from human blood.

Sandalwood, with the exception of handicraft products & oil.

Multichannel GSM/CDMA receivers, transmitters and transreceivers capable of receiving or transmitting or both in two or more frequencies simultaneously.

Export and import of Indian currency in excess of permissible limits.

Dogs and cats may be imported, subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visit Mumbai Airport CustomsImport of Pets by Passengers.

Other rules ℹ️

Used personal effects necessary for daily necessities.

Other articles, if stay abroad was more than 3 days, to a value of ?6000 for passengers 10 years and over, and ?1500 for passengers under 10 years.

One laptop computer for passengers 18 years or older.

Export Regulation

Prohibited β›”

All items on the prohibited to import list.

Restricted ⚠️

Passengers travelling to Bhutan and Nepal may carry any amount of Indian currency, however notes no bigger than ?100 may be taken out of the country.

Residents of India may take up to ?7500 of Indian currency out of India.

External resources

Import of Pets by Passengers.

Countries nearby India

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