General:

Packing
Consignments has to be packed adequately

Marking
Package in a consignment must show exact weight, airport of destination, consignment and shipper’s name and address, MAWB number and HAWB number in case of consolidated shipment.

Routing
Via Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sharjah, Karachi, Dubai, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Varanasi, Patna and Khasa, Abudhabi, Kualalumpur, Bangalore.

Language on Documents English.


Documentary Requirements:

Commercial consignments:
3 Commercial Invoices showing: numbers of import license, country of origin, specific description of goods customs tariff numbers, CIF value (if no CIF prices in invoice: specification of the transportation charges must be attached otherwise Nepalese customs increase the dutiable invoice amount by 10%) or more depending upon the current regulations implemented by them.

Import license, required for all imports, except: samples up to NPR 116.00 advertising material and gifts up to NPR 116.00, replacement goods gratuitously supplied. Only a small number of articles are falling under the open General License.

Certificate of origin required only if The goods arrive from places other than the country of origin. The country of origin cannot be identified by the goods themselves. The certificate must be signed by shipper and visaed by the chamber of commerce or a Nepalese Consulate.

Packing list: for consignment consisting of more than 1 package.

Sample consignments:
Without commercial value: pro forma invoice marked “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”. Value of samples must be shown for customs purposes. Import of samples may be allowed by the customs authorities without import license. if, The value does not exceed the amount as prescribed by customs.
The import is made by post parcel or by airfreight parcel and the importer is a registered manufacturer/exporter and produces evidence to this effect to the customs authorities at the time of clearance. However, the value of samples will depend upon the prevailing rules of customs.
With Commercial value 2.2.1. To facilities clearance, packages should be marked.

Description of samples Value and quantity of contents, Whether samples are to be paid for or are free.

Note: (Samples unfit for use or sale are duty-free provided they are marked “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”. Valuable samples may be imported temporarily under bond or deposit depending upon the restrictions imposed by the customs from time to time.)

Gift Consignments:
A statement by shipper certifying that the consigned to …..(name of country), and giving contents and value. No import license is required, provided the goods originate from an Asian country and do not exceed a value of NPR 116.00

The goods originate from a European country and do not exceed a value NPR 116.00

Unaccompanied Baggage:
4 detailed lists of contents and value. Landing certificate to be obtained by passenger upon arrival, signed by customs authorities at port of landing valid for 2 months from date of issue, i.e. date of passenger’s arrival: extension by 2 months for valid reasons. Baggage from “G” issued by customs airport of landing, to be completed by passenger.

Restrictions:
Live Animals Health Certificate

Dogs: Acceptable for carriage if shipper submits evidence that consignee has obtained import license. However, pet dogs can be cleared at kathmandu on baggage from without import license provided the value of the pet dogs comes within the free baggage allowance of NPR 1450.00 The Health certificate must be issued within 10 days of departure from boarding station stating that the pet is free from Aujeszky;s disease and Leptospira laterchasmorrhagica and that the pet was negative on tuberculin test. Also required: Rabies inoculation certificate which is not less than one month and not more than 12 months old.

Monkey: Including anthropoids, such as gibbons, orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas, all when originating from non-endemic yellow fever endemic area within 31 days before shipment.
Prohibited: monkey’s or apes from yellow fever endemic areas.

Plants and Plant Material: Including packing thereof: Health certificate. Import permit from Directorate of plant protection, Nepal or from one of the plant Quarantine and Fumigation Stations. Permit not required for ginned cotton samples weighing 20 lbs. (9.07 kgs.). All imports of live plants and plant material by land, sea or air shall be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the appropriate authority in the country of origin in the internationally recognized from, indicating that the consignment is free from injurious insects, pests/plant diseases. However, for plants infested with live intended for the introduction of these insects additional certificate from plant protection advisor to government of Nepal or the competent research institute must state purpose of importation.

Arms, ammunition and explosives: Import license to be obtained on arrival if consignment contains a reasonable quantity and is the property of an individual. Import of firearms as gift will be allowed only from blood relations, who have been living abroad continuously for a period of not less than 2 years. For this purpose, blood relations will cover only father, mother, wife, husband, son, daughter or real brother or sister of the applicant. In all other cases import license must be obtained prior to arrival.

Human Remains: Death certificate from authority at origin, signed by Nepalese Diplomatic representative.

Prohibitions:
Monkeys or apes from yellow fever endemic areas.

Charges:

Handling
Terminal charges plus 13 % Vat payable to Civil Aviation Authority of
Nepal. Per kg………………………………… 0.55, Minimum charge 10.00 .

– Warehouse charges payable to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Per
kg…………………………………..up-to 7days Only……………………………………………0.03

Handling charge payable to Civil Aviation authority of Nepal.

– Per package for less than 50 kgs………………………………………….43.00
– Per kg. for more than 50 kgs………………………………………0.80
( However, minimum charge will be higher, between 1 and 2 above.)

Storage:

And demurrge payable to custom office, Nepal Government

– First 7 days from the day of arrival…………………… free
– Thereafter for next 30 days, per kg……………………….0.20
– Thereafter, for next 30 days, per kg…………………….0.40
– Thereafter, for next 30 days, per kg…………………….0.60

If goods are not cleared within 90 days from the date of arrival, the from the customs office, Nepal Gov. will have to be taken for the clearance till 180 days. The goods which are not cleared within 180 days from date of arrival can be disposed, giving due public notice by the custom office, Nepal Gov.