Indonesia - New Customs Regulation
A new weight regulation for express clearance of consolidation shipments into Indonesia has been implemented in Indonesia with immediate effect. The regulation states that the maximum weight per consignment note [hawb] eligible for express clearance is 100 kilos.If the weight exceeds 100 kilos - the shipment will be cleared as general cargo [formal import process]. With the new regulation effective there are no value limitations. However – the weight limitation will be very strictly applied.
Requirement of Contact Numbers
Keeping in sync with our persistent & consistent efforts to be informative in order to have our network & customers benefitted from the same - the specific importance of the availability of a telephone or a fax number or a cellphone number along with the P.O.BOX NUMBER of the consignee based in any of the middle-east country is very much paramount.
It is absolutely essential that the contact details of such relevant consignees should include not only their full name & P.O.BOX NUMBER but as mentioned here -above the telephone number or the fax number or the cellphone number too.
These full contact details must appear on the shipment & as well as the consignment notes too.
In absence of the contact numbers - it is very difficult to deliver shipments which have the mention of just the P.O.BOX NUMBER - the city name & the country & involve unnecessary line-functions which delay the delivery transit times.
This compliance or adherence will definitely facilitate prompt & smooth deliveries to the consignees based in the middle-east countries wherein the contact identification of the receiver is based on the P.O.BOX NUMBER.
Lastly but not the least - the requirement of the contact numbers is not just applicable to the deliveries in the gulf-based or the middle-east countries but for all such shipments that are expected to be delivered anywhere in the world smoothly & without any problems or delays.
Update on India - Bangladesh Movement
As per Customs Rules & Border authorities Regulations,the following items are currently restricted for carrying to Dhaka by Surface Courier mode.
All Chemicals and anything in powder or liquid form.
All electronics gadgets, meters and parts.
Cotton Dhoti, Saree and 3 Pcs salwar suits.
CDs & Video cassettes
The following items are permissible and allowed to be carried through Surface Courier mode.
Fabrics upto 3 kgs per shipment a day
Machinery parts upto 5 kgs per shipment a day
Plastic items upto 4.5 kgs in weight.
Cotton Yarn upto 4 kgs in weight per shipment a day
Raw cotton upto 10 kgs in weight a shipment.
Zippers upto 3 kgs per consignment a day
Stickers upto 5 kgs in weight per shipment a day
Books and magazine upto 10 kgs in weight.
Any pipe fittings [made from steel or PVC] upto 5 kgs in weight per shipment a day
Medicine with prescription from Hospital [genuine requirement]
Automobile parts upto 4 kgs in weight per shipment a day
Sports goods upto 4.5 kgs in weight per shipment a day.
Rubber items upto 5 kgs in weight per shipment a day
Handicraft items upto 4.5 kgs in weight per consignment a day
Shoe & soles in different sizes & pattern upto 4 kgs in weight per shipment a day
Please note that 3 copies of Declaration & Invoice are required for Non-Dox-parcel items for Customs Clearance purpose.Delivery time-schedule in respect of Non-Dox-Parcel shipments will take 2-3 days more than the schedule of Dox consignments because of slow clearance process by Customs and Border authorities. It usually take 2-3 normal working days for assessment,clearance and payment of Customs Duty in Border in regards to parcels shipments. The shipper must be advised at the time of booking to instruct the consignee to pay Customs Duty levied upon the shipment accordingly in Bangladesh .