China electric car import duty in India

Rules remain the same for electric cars to import from China, a brief guideline and process with effective custom duties shall be discussed in detail.

Any vehicle including electric motor or piston engine vehicle must have to pass the same rules and procedures for customs clearance including import procedure and requirements.

These are the basic details of new and used vehicle that must have to follow for importing a vehicle in India.

A detail includes eligible requirement and regulations for the electric vehicle, New vehicle and Used vehicles.

Importing a New Piston & Electrical Vehicle in India

The government has the following requirements for importing a new vehicle:

  • New vehicle has to be completely manufactured and assembled outside of India.
  • New vehicle imported from the country in which it was manufactured.
  • New vehicle must have to be unregistered, free of a loan, unsold before importing.
  • It must have right-hand steering, controls and headlights suitable for driving on the left side of the road. (This term applies to all vehicles).
  • New vehicle must have a speedometer that displays the speed in kmph.
  • It can be imported only via the Indian customs ports at Mumbai (Nhava Sheva), Kolkata or Chennai.
  • It must conform to the provisions of the Central Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, ( which will discuss below in detail).

Importing a Used Vehicle in India

The government has the following requirements for importing a used vehicle:

  • Used vehicle must not be older than five years of manufactured date.
  • Importer must have an evidence of preregistered, preleased, or sold history before importing.
  • Roadworthiness certificate of used vehicle for at least 5 years after importing must be taken by Central motor vehicle authority as per rules.
  • It must have right-hand steering, controls and headlights suitable for driving on the left side of the road.
  • Used vehicle must have a speedometer that displays the speed in kmph.
  • It can be imported only through the Indian customs port at Mumbai (Nhava Sheva).
  • It must conform to the provisions of the Central Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.
  • Its cylinder capacity is no more than 3,000cc.

Central motor vehicles Act of India has further rules for the New and Used vehicle.

  • At the time of importation, have valid certificate of compliance as per the provisions of rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR), 1989, for the vehicle model being imported, issued by any of the testing agencies, specified in the said rule.
  • Submit a certificate of testing prove issued by the stated testing agency of government, that the second hand or used vehicle being imported into India has been tested immediately before shipment for export to India and the said vehicle conforms to all the regulations specified in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 of  India and the rules made thereunder.

Banned Vehicles in India

The following types of vehicle are banned:

  • Cars with an engine capacity of between 1,000cc and 2,500cc
  • Motorcycles with an engine capacity of between 50cc and 500cc
  • Scooters with an engine capacity of between 250cc and 800cc

Procedures for importing a vehicle

  • Documents requirement at the time of custom clearance
  • Custom duty fee

Documents:

  1. Invoice copy
  • It’s a seller bill copy sent by the exporter to the importer before the date of arriving imported items.
  • It contains the details of exporter name address, purchase price, date of purchase.
  • In case of L/C negotiating bank provides the date of an invoice with above-stated details.
  1. Packing list
  • This document comes with the shipment which includes the type of items, number of items and weight for each item.
  • Bill of lading (specific for sea shipment)
  • This document issued by the shipping company or cargo agent for acknowledging the receipt.
  • This document is very important for international trade it confirms the title of items.
  1. Cargo arrival notice.
  • This document sent by a cargo office to inform importer of the arrival of shipment it includes the detail of each item and shipping charges.
  1. Letter of authority
  • Issued by Customs authority to the importer to clear their shipment after all requirements and rules met by him.

Customs Duty/Tariff fee:

New Vehicle, Electrical vehicle, Used Vehicle

Rates %

CIF-Assessable Value-A

(CIF Value x 1% Landing CIF Fees)

Basic Duty-B

(A x Basic duty rate)

125

CVD-Additional Duty-C

(A+B) x CVD rate)

24
Central Excise edu Cess -D

(C x Excise rate)

3

Custom education Cess-E

(C+D) x Custom education rate)

3

Special Cvd- Special Duty

(C+D+E) x Special duty rate)

4

Total Customs Duty

159%

All these above fees are under SECTION-XVII 784 CHAPTER-87 code 8703 can be check via CBEC.

Buyers must have to know about the China electric car import duty in India is the same as to other foreign countries.