Eway Bill for Imports is an important topic concerning Logistics and Supply Chain Department of companies since the introduction of E-Way Bill in 2018. E-WAy Bill is effective across the country for movement of goods. While most of the states have notified the same rules, there are certain states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal where the threshold limit for intra-state movement is kept as Rs. 1 lakh instead of Rs. 50,000. The Eway Bill rules also apply to import and export transactions. Let us understand more about E-way Bill for import transactions in this article.
Applicability of E-way Bill for Imports
Import means bringing goods to India from a place outside India. After goods reach India, certain procedures for clearance of imported goods are required to be followed as defined under the Customs Act until the goods are delivered to the destination place in India.
There are certain transactions which are of the nature of import and do entail the movement of goods, however, Eway Bill is not required for such movement. It should be noted that if imported goods are covered under Rule 138 (14) of CGST Act (E-way Bill Rules) no E-Way Bill is required. In such cases, goods are transported to the place of the importer after customs clearance.
- E-Way Bill Required:
- Movement of goods from Inland Container Depot/ Container Freight Station (CFS) to Business Place of Importer
- Movement from Warehouse to Business place of importer
- E-Way Bill not required
- Customs entry inward
- Movement of goods from Customs port/airport to inland container depot (ICD)/Container Freight Station [CFS]
- Movement of goods from inland container depot/Container Freight Station to Warehouse
Generating Eway Bill for Import transactions
An Eway Bill is generated based on an invoice or any document evidencing the movement and the details of this document are provided in Part A along with the item details. The transportation details are included in Part B. For an import transaction, the Part A and B information is to be provided as follows
Party and Address details
It should be noted that a maximum of 250 line items can be included for generating Eway Bill. Should your Bill of Entry have items more than 250, then it is recommended to aggregate the items HSN-wise.
The approximate distance, even in case of import should be derived based on the distance within the country i.e. the place where the consignment has reached the country to the destination place and cleared by Customs.
The generation of E-way Bill for imports is similar to the movement of goods within the country, however, there are some specific points to be noted. We hope this blog explains the specifics of import transactions. Read here to know more about eway bill for export transactions
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