* (SOP is subject to change on time to time basis)As soon as containers arrived at Kolkata/Haldia Port, there are two options to handle the containers.
Option No.1.The Importers through their CHA will arrange to file a transhipment permit with the customs and with CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) and accordingly the containers will be loaded onto Rack and will be hauled to Birgunj Border and would be offloaded at Birgunj CFS where consignee's would do the customs clearance and take delivery. Once the container becomes empty , Concor will bring those containers back to kolkata and drop it at their yard from where respective clearing agents would arrange to deposit the containers to the respective carrier's yard. Carrier would charge the equipment detention to the respective clearing agent till such time the container comes back to their yard.
Option No.2.As soon as the containers landed at Kolkata/Haldia port, the consignee through their CHA would file the required documents with the customs and would complete the customs and port formalities and would load the containes on a private truck/trailer and take it to Nepal via Raxual (Indian Border) to Birgunj (Nepal border) where consignee would arrange to pay the duty and taxes and takes the cargo further anywhere into Nepal/.After customs clearance the container can either be destuffed at Border or the container can be taken till consignee's door all depends upon the nature of the cargo/weight of the cargo and type of the cargo.. If the container is destuffed at Border or anywhere in Nepal, after destuffing the same transporter (who carried the cntr from kolkata/haldia) would bring back the empties to kolkat and would deposit the same at respective carrier's plot. In both the options , the carrier's responsibility would cease at Kolkata/Haldia and further movements either through CONCOR or privately is with full risk and responsibility of consignee/cha. so the carriers b/l will say POD- KOLKATA/HALDIA with a remark on the body of the B/L that cargo in transit to Nepal at consignee's full risk and responsibility. Following are the general documents required to do the customs clearance at kolkata/Haldia. a) Original invoice b) original Packing list c) Original certificate of origin d) Original b/ls e) Copy of the L/C f) Catalogue / technical writeup. /chemical analysis g) Import License or Duty exemption certificate h) Pan and Trade License copy i) Authorisation letter s addressed to customs/Royal Nepal consulate/NTWC (Nepal Transit warehousing corporation) the documents under serial (a) to (e) must be endorsed by the bank and without bank endorsement document can not be filed with the customs. and it takes about 4 clear working days to complete the customs/shipping lines gurantee/port formalites and to take delivery if all goes well.
Above is the procedure in brief and should you require any further clarifications/informations,please feel free to call on us. *SOP Nepal Transit, do contact if you need more information via firstname.lastname@example.org * (SOP is subject to change on time to time basis)