bound sea cargo comes through Calcutta and Haldia,
only operational sea-ports the Government of India
has permitted for transit facility to Nepal. After
clearance by Indian port and customs authorities
in Calcutta, cargo is forwarded by rail/road to
the land customs post of the Indo-Nepal border.
The procedure for clearing and forwarding of Nepal
bound cargo in Calcutta port is explained
of Clearing Agent
importer has to appoint and authorize a clearing
agent in Calcutta who should be duly registered
with the Indian port and customs authorities. The
responsibility of the clearing agent is to clear
the cargo from the shipping line, Indian port and
customs authorities and to forward it to the
relevant land customs post of the Indo-Nepal.
Transit and warehousing company Ltd., a public
limited company and other private Nepalese and
Indian clearing agents are working at Calcutta/Haldia
following documents are required for clearing and
forwarding the cargo in Calcutta Port
and weight list
license issued by HMG of Nepal if
Importer's counter guarantee for clearing agent's letter of
undertaking and in case of government cargo importer's counter
guarantee letter addressed to Nepal Transit and Warehousing Co. Ltd.
(NTWCL) for issuing undertaking to Calcutta customs.
Certified copy of L/C.
Procedure for Clearing at Port
the documents for clearing should be filed with shipping line,
port and customs authorities for clearing and possession of
is unloaded from ship by the port authorities. If the cargo is
in containers and these are not to be forwarded to Indo-Nepal
border, then destuffing is done at the cost of the importer.
line gives possession of cargo to the importer's clearing
agent after examining all the documents and the original Bill
importer's clearing agent gets the cargo appraised by Indian
customs authorities, who open cases and make inspection in
accordance with invoice, packing list etc. After satisfactory
inspection, customs authorities make endorsement on import
license and other papers and do the stripping and sealing of
clearing agent should obtain transit insurance policy for
Indian import duty leviable in favour of Collector of Customs.
completion of these formalities, the customs authorities make
Customs Transit Declaration Form (CTD) which allows movement
of Nepal bound cargo from Calcutta Port to the land customs
post at Indo-Nepal border.