Steps to follow to export from Europe to India

Trade relations between Asia and Europe go back many centuries. The Spice Route established a continuous flow of trade transactions between these two geographical regions.

India is one of the most populated countries and one of the fastest growing emerging economies. Every day goods are exported from Europe to this old British colony and vice versa. It is also an intermediate stopover point for commercial operations that start in European countries and are destined for other countries such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Cambodia. However, it should not be forgotten that many companies in the Americas, such as the United States, Colombia, Uruguay and Mexico, also export to India and make a stopover in Europe before continuing their journey.

If goods are transported by air, there are usually stops en route at airports in the Middle East. And if they are transported by container ship, they cross the Suez Canal. Land transport also takes place by rail, but this is less common from Europe, although it is used, alongside transportation in vans or trucks by road, to get goods from one city to another within the same country.

In order to send shipments and products from Europe to India it is important to take into account several guidelines and requirements:

  • Products must be labelled and transported correctly.
  • All documentation required by the Indian customs authorities must be attached.
  • Crossing the Suez Canal is subject to customs duties if it is a maritime transport.
  • It is necessary to know about the taxes applied to each type of transport.

It is essential to have help from an experienced logistics operator such as Logisber. We have extensive knowledge of the transportation of goods between Europe and India.

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What products can be exported to India?

The most exported goods to India are food, clothing and textiles, medicine and health products, vehicles, hazardous goods, beverages and machinery. Although the destinations are spread throughout the country and the goods arrive at airports and ports all over the country, the Indian cities that receive the most exports from the EU and other regions are Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Do you own a business and need to send products safely and quickly to India? Contact our team now and we will tell you what the next steps are for making your export a complete success.