Terms & Conditions for Import

 Sweetness / Sugar content is an overwhelmingly important criterion for consumer acceptance of fresh fruits in India. The variety / harvesting maturity selection for exports to India should keep this aspect in mind. The Supermarket culture in India is in the initial stage of development. The Market a is still dominated by subsistence scale small retailers.

Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. imports a range of fresh fruits and vegetables on “Free Open Consignment Sale Basis.” Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. would pay an advance per kilo/carton. The amount of advance will be mutually agreed between Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. and the supplier on Cost-Insurance-Freight (CIF) basis with destination port as JNPT Nava Sheva, India.

On finalization of the CIF based terms of advance payment, the suppliers are required to send a proforma invoice stating the number of cartons, marks, net/gross weight, advance amount and port of shipment with expected date of shipment.

The proforma invoice should state the complete bank details of the supplier – account number, bank name/address, contact phone/fax numbers, contact person, swift address, any special payment routing instructions etc. This detailed information would help efficient timely remittance of advance amount.

All fresh produce imports in India need an Import Permit. Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd., based on the suppliers proforma invoice, would obtain the same. The process of receiving import permit typically takes about two weeks after the date of submission of application to the Indian Authorities. The import permit would be fixed/emailed to the overseas suppliers by Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd.

The import permit would specify the specific pests/diseases related declarations. These declarations should be incorporated ino the Phytosanitory Certificate that would be obtained from the authorities of the exporting country. The material should NOT be loaded/shipped before the import permit from Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. The date of shipment/commercial invoice should there AFTER the date of issuance of the import permit.

Suppliers are required to confirm with the shipping lines 10 free days on arrival of material at Indian port. No demurrage, detention, storage, handling, plugging, monitoring or any other charges should be levied by the shipping company for the first ten days since the arrival of the container at JNPT PORT. This period is typically required for completing the documentation, statutory compliance etc, in India, before the container is released to importer. On receipt of material in India, the same would be sold in the local markets, under intimation to the suppliers. Gross sales realization for the entire consignment will be computed in Indian Rupees. We will give sales Report on a weekly basis. On finalization of sales, we would compile an account sales statement. All costs incurred after the receipt of material in India will be reflected in the said statement. Main costs heads are import customs duty, cold storage charges, Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. commission @ 8% on the gross sales realization, advance payment and other costs like clearance charges, local transportation and delivery costs etc. incurred in india.

All costs incurred will be deducted from the gross sales realizations and the positive balance, if any, will be remitted to the suppliers. As all the transaction is on free Consignment Sales basis, the suppliers stand committed to remit to Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. the negative balance, if any. Typical import customs duties in India for fresh produce are in the region of 30% to 50% percent of CIF value basis.

The supplier’s should furnish the following documents in original to Sanap Agroanimals Pvt. Ltd. :

  • Three sets of Original Bill of Lading.
  • Two Non Negotiable copies of Bill of Lading.
  • Commercial Invoices – Four Originals and Two Copies.
  • Phytosanitory Certificate – stating the special declarations as per the import permit.
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Packing List
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