Feb 6, 2008

India Custom Duty on Alcoholic Beverages

India Custom Duty on Alcoholic Beverages
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India Custom Duty on Alcoholic Beverages



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

16 comments:

Nand said...

MY PASSPORT SHOWS MUMBAI ADDRESS.CAN I CLEAR MY TR CONTAINER IN PITHAMPUR NEAR INDORE.

-KUMAR

S.Hirebidari said...

As per rule the permissible limit of liquor is two liters.Does it permit more than two bottles if their quantity is well within the permissible limit, what about the opened and unconsumed liquor.

Anonymous said...

What about Beer? what quantity of beer can be taken?

Anonymous said...

Hi sir i am coming next month to india...so i just want to ask u can i bring 5ltr of vodka with me....in this case will u people let me go without pay any duty.....plzz let me know this sir

any said...

i just want to ask, can we buy extra alcohol in duty-free , at airport on arrival. do i still have to pay duty free on them or we can buy any quantity. before exit the airport.

sachin said...

Although U said it..bit 2 days back I paid custom duty on 2 ltr liq. which were from duty free wine shop..
jai ho mumbai airport authority..
they treat simple man as lyk thief.

Anonymous said...

I paid tax on duty free liquor....jai ho mumbai airport authority...its happen only in india...

Rakesh Navaneethakrishnan said...

i have imported 2case of wine with my IEC through Postal appraisal department from california...now the officers are saying we cant ship wine bottle through airpost already i have done the same thing with airpost nothing append at tat time...any suggestion regarding my query....

Anonymous said...

The Indian Customs Department is Filled with goona and thieves. You'll have to grease a lotta palms, to get through.
Also, the Customs Duty rates need to be revised. These rates are archaic and unreasonable.

Avnish Patankar said...

Bringing liquor at Ahmedabad airport
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I would be landing in India at Mumbai airport, and from there I would be catching a domestic flight to Ahmedabad. Question is - if i bring upto 2 litres of liquor from Malaysia, it will be through the Customs in Mumbai. But can i bring it to Ahmedabad? Will there be any issues?

Please advice.

ranjit reddy said...

Bullshit... I just realized that they don't bribe fotigners. They do it only to their brothers. How fucked up are we my desi brothers ...?

pk said...

What about Beer? what quantity of beer can be taken?

Anonymous said...

Two bottle allow child passport also?

Maatara Cyberplanet said...

Anybody, will u help me to give some imformation...!!!
How many bottles of wine , will i carry to go bangladesh from india...by road with ma passport..
Actually i wana to know baggage rule of indian immigration and custom. ..... so plz help me guys. In ma whatsapp. . +918513020058

Maatara Cyberplanet said...

Hellow guys can u help me plz... i wana to go bangladesh next week, so how many liq/wine bottles taken with me by ma passport. . Which is not any issu by indian custom & immigration. ...accatuly i wana to know BAGGAGE RULES OF INDIAN CUSTOM AND IMMIGRATION .....thank u all....

utkal diwan said...

I am living in Ghana since 2 years. can I take 2 liters whisky ? If I travel to surat , is there any issue ? I travel Mumbai to surat by train ? can they stop me carrying whisky by train ?