Maersk Customs Services in India

With the need for seamless movement of cargo comes the need for efficient management of compliance and clearances. Having a trusted partner who understands the complexities of your supply chain and local regulations, goes a long way. With Maersk Customs Services, simplify your imports and exports anywhere in the world. We provide visibility and efficiency, a smooth compliance process, and a strong network of customs experts along with dedicated customer support, to help keep your import and export cargo moving round the clock.

A partnership that ensures on-time delivery, every time

TATA Motors upholds customer satisfaction as an important pillar of their value propositions. To achieve this, the ability to deliver vehicles on time is crucial. However, the process of navigating exports comes with its challenges – managing multiple stakeholders, obtaining required clearances and tracking shipments - and a single error can cause a shift in the entire timeline.

Hear more from Mr. Jayant Shreedhar Athawade, Head of Supply Chain, TATA Motors International Business, on how Maersk’s logistics services have helped the automotive manufacturer deliver their world-class vehicles in a timely manner, each time.

Easier transport across borders

Moving cargo across borders can be difficult and time-consuming. But customs clearances needn’t always be that way.

Your logistics can be simple. You need not coordinate with multiple customs agents, have your shipments lying in detention, or wait in queues for paperwork to be approved. With Maersk Customs Services, you can rest assured that your cargo complies with local laws, clears regulatory mandates, and is quickly on its way. Watch Maersk leaders from across India speak to you about our customs services in the region.

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Core products

Export customs clearance

Standard full export customs clearance process.

  • Document Verification
  • Preparing Check list for Bill of Entry
  • Clearance of cargo
  • Duty advise
  • Out of Charge clearance

Import customs clearance

Standard full customs declaration, paying Duty and import GST upon arrival in the country in scope to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.

  • Preparing Check List
  • Filing at ICE Gate
  • Generating Shipping Bill No
  • Customs Assessment
  • Attaining LEO
  • VGM Verification (additional charges apply)

In Transit clearance (Nepal)

Customs document auditing and reporting to ensure correct duty amount is used on import shipments.

  • ECTS process for Nepal
  • Transit approval from embassy & customs
  • Documentation verification

In Transit clearance (Nepal)

Customs document auditing and reporting to ensure correct duty amount is used on import shipments.

  • ECTS process for Nepal
  • Transit approval from embassy & customs
  • Documentation verification

Exclusions Commodities : - Scrap, Wastepaper, Timber, Agri products, Personnel effects, Used Goods, Foodstuff , Rejected re-import not in focus due to complexity. Furniture, Traded Commodities & Toys

Additional Maersk Customs Services

Beyond acquiring clearances, we also offer requirement-based consultation and procedural assistance for your cargo:

  • Issuance of Certificate of Origin (COO) - You may be required to declare that your cargo is produced in a specific country, to determine whether it's eligible for entry or entitled for any preferential treatment.

  • NOC from Assistant Drug Controller - If your cargo comprises of chemicals then we can help in obtaining the NOC at the port, which serves as a concrete proof for undergoing the necessary quality checks.

  • Plant Quarantine Certificate - Consignments containing perishables undergo isolated tests to ensure that they are disease and pest-free. We take care of the complete process until the certification is acquired

  • KYC verification - We help you with the KYC verification from the local Commisionerate office. Without this one-time registration, SB/BOE is generally not processed by the customs.

  • Bank registration - We also assist in the registration of AD and IFSC codes with the EDI Department, because both are needed for foreign exchange and Duty Drawback Scheme respectively.

  • Duty payment and consultation - On behalf of the importer – we process duty advancement to the customs. Along with that, we also provide consultancy services for goods classification.
  • Export incentive consulting - We offer export incentive consultation for the Duty Drawback Scheme (DBK - 74 & 75), the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS Scheme) and EPCG.
  • Import license registration - To make imports easier in the future, we help the first-time importers in acquiring licenses from DGFT, with local Customs. e.g. EPCG, advance license.

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?


  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Export Declaration


  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin/Catalogue/Literature
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Purchase Order, L/C if any
  • Any other relevant documents.

For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.


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