For any parcel heading outside of the EU, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents in the destination country about the contents of your package so they can process it correctly.
Implementation of Good and Services Tax (GST) - effective 1st July 2017
The Indian Government has announced GST Act based modifications to documentation for Import & Export clearance. India based shippers and consignees will have to comply with the changes in rules, tax structure and provide some additional data to GST Network and Customs before parcels will be cleared. This is a nationwide change in India's tax policies and further clarifications and modifications will be made.
Each taxpayer will be allotted a State wise PAN-based 15-digit Goods and Services Taxpayer Identification Number (GSTIN). On the invoice, it should be included under the main recipient’s address details.
The recipient is now required to complete what is called a Know Your Customer (KYC) form in order to have goods cleared on their behalf.
Once completed, please hand it to our driver with your other international paperwork. The information will be lodged with Customs and held on record, so any subsequent shipment to the same recipient will not need this again.
Details about GST can be found on the Government of India’s Central Board of Excise and Customs website.
HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for India.