India Custom Duty on Alcoholic Beverages
Red Label Johnnie Walker / Chivas Regal
Free Allowance on Alcoholic drinks
How many liquor bottles allowed to carry from abroad ?
Alcoholic liquor or wines upto 2 litres can be bought without paying duty
Alcoholic drinks and Tobacco products imported in excess of the free allowance are charged to duty at the rates applicable to their commercial imports and not at the usual baggage duty rate.
The approximate rates of duty for these items:
Wine/Beer/Champagne upto USD $25 per case* :- 260.6% of the CIF value.
Whisky/Cognac/Brandy/Gin/Rum/Vodka - upto USD $ 10 per case* : 547% of the CIF value.
over USD $10 to $20 per case* : 416.12% of the CIF value.
Wine/Beer/Champagne over USD $25 and upto $40 per case* :- 208.06% of the CIF value.
Whisky/Cognac/Brandy/Gin/Rum/Vodka - over USD $20 to $40 per case* : 286.34% of the CIF value.
Alcoholic Drinks over USD $40 per case* :
Wine/Beer/Champagne - 146.26% of the CIF value.
Whisky/Cognac/Brandy/Gin/Rum/Vodka - 234.84% of the CIF value.
* 1 case = 9 litre. Pro-rata calculation to be made to determine value where the beverage comes in packages other than cases.
Looks like Indian Liquor Lobby is very Powerful