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Eway Bill Rules and Requirements for Import Transactions


Eway Bill Rules and Requirements for Import Transactions

Eway Bill rules are now effective across the country for movement of goods. While most of the states have notified the same rules, there are certain states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal where the threshold limit for intra-state movement is kept as  1 lakh instead of 50,000.

The Eway Bill rules also apply to import and export transactions and let us understand more about import transactions in this blog.

Applicability of Eway Bill in case of Import of goods

Import means bringing goods to India from a place outside India. After goods reach India, certain procedures for clearance of imported goods are required to be followed as defined under the Customs Act until the goods are delivered to the destination place in India.

There are certain transactions which are of the nature of import and do entail movement of goods, however, Eway Bill is not required for such movement.

It should be noted that if imported goods are covered under Rule 138 (14) of CGST Act (E-way Bill Rules) no E-Way Bill is required. In such cases, goods are transported to the place of importer after customs clearance.

Generating Eway Bill for Import transactions

An Eway Bill is generated based on an invoice or any document evidencing the movement and the details of this document are provided in Part A along with the item details. The transportation details are included in Part B.  For an import transaction, the Part A and B information is to be provided as follows 

Transaction Details

Party and Address details

Item details

It should be noted that a maximum of 250 line items can be included for generating Eway Bill. Should your Bill of Entry have items more than 250, then it is recommended to aggregate the items HSN-wise.

Transport Details

The approximate distance, even in case of import should be derived based on the distance within the country i.e. the place where the consignment has reached the country to the destination place and cleared by Customs.

Generation of Eway Bill in case of imports is similar to the movement of goods within the country, however, there are some specific points to be noted. We hope this blog explains the specifics of import transactions. In our subsequent blogs, we’ll look at export transactions

IRIS is an established GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) and was one of the first GSPs to complete the integration with NIC’s E-way Bill System. Our E-way Bill solution, branded as IRIS Topaz, is an end-to-end solution for entire E-way Bill operations. IRIS Topaz can be accessed through the web, desktop utility, and APIs.

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About Neena Sethi


Neena Sethi, a Management Accountant, has been working with IRIS for over 7 years and is currently the Functional Analyst and Subject Matter Expert for IRIS' GST offerings and manages the Eway Bill Offering, IRIS Topaz. She has also been assisting the clients in return filing related queries. Prior to GST, she was involved in compliance and data analysis for the US markets. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and travelling.

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Animesh 4 months, 1 week ago

How should Part - B of the eway bill can be generated in case of import (bulk cargo in vessel)? The bulk cargo will be loaded in multiple trucks from the port to factory (distance being 50 kms).

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Neena Sethi 4 months ago

Where goods imported under a single bill of entry are moved in from the customs port to the place of business of the importer in multiple vehicle, then EWBs should be generated for every vehicle in which the goods are transported. In such cases, “CKD/SKD/Lots” supply type should be used for movement of the big consignment in multiple vehicles and since only single bill of entry is there then for every vehicle issue a ‘Delivery Challan’ giving reference to the bill of entry number .
The last vehicle will have the Delivery challan along with original Bill of Entry .

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