Import Process under EPCG & Installation Certificate

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Import Process

After the registration of the EPCG License, Capital goods should be imported within 24 months from the EPCG license issuance date. Revalidation of the License under EPCG would not be permitted.

Register EPCG with concerned Customs Authority (Port of Import mentioned on EPCG) by executing General Bond (LUT) in prescribed format on ₹ 100 Stamp Paper duly notarised with or without Bank Guarantee. Bank Guarantee exemption conditions may applicable.

Before filing of Bill of Entry (BE) with Customs, please ensure for correctness of Import Item Description, ITC (HS) Code, Qty, UOM, CIF Value (US$ / ₹) on Import Invoice and other relevant documents which shall exactly be as per EPCG copy.

Import Capital Goods as mentioned in EPCG and get Import clearance from Customs without payment of any Customs Duty (All Duty Free) by ensuring proper EPCG endorsements on Bill of Entry.

Bring the Capital Goods to your factory address mentioned in EPCG. Install machinery imported against EPCG within 6 months from the date of import (BE Date).

Installation Certificate

An installation certificate is a proof of installation of capital goods at the said factory/premises of the authorisation holder or the supporting manufacturer of the authorisation holder. This certificate may be obtained from the jurisdictional customs authority or an independent chartered engineer. This certificate may be uploaded within six months from the date of completion of import of the item. However, in case of import of spares, the installation certificate shall be uploaded by the authorisation holder within a period of three years from the date of import.

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