Are There any Prohibited Goods
Q. What types of goods cannot be sent as gift or commercial samples through courier?
A. All types of goods which are banned for import under the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 are banned for import into India even as gifts or as commercial samples. The example of such goods are wild animals, wild birds or parts of wild animals and birds, narcotic drugs like opium, marijuana, ivory, arms like revolvers or pistols or other hand guns and ammunitions
Q. How to send magazines/books containing map of India?
A. It is not possible for ordinary sender to know whether the magazines or books containing the map correctly shows the boundary of India or not. It is, therefore, safe to stamp or write across the map(s) that this map may not show the correct boundary of India.
Q. Can a person send jewellery to any manufacturer in India as sample?
A. Gold jewellery or studded jewellery including samples thereof is not allowed to be imported by or sent to ordinary persons in India through courier route. However, the units in export processing zones or Export Oriented Units are allowed to import gems and jewellery, including samples thereof, through an authorised courier. However, the jewellery and its samples can be exported by all units through the courier.