I am looking forward to export scrap metal from UK to India. I have my contacts in India and I know how the freight charges work for 40ft HC or 20ft FCL to India via sea. Although I need to know from where I can find suppliers of scrap metal? What license I require and any other permissions or certificates required from government? Any guidance will be very beneficial.
Take a look at http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm which will give you information on what is needed.
You will find you need to know the customs tariff code for you products. Take a look at https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff to work that out.
STI Global are experts in shipping this type of cargoes to India.
To export you will need to be registered as a recycling company,
then you will need to supply an Annex 7 Certificate to which you must
place a copy of the certificate inside the doors of the containers.
Scrap metal is regarded by many shipping lines as a nuisance cargo which
is always subject to abandonment in India so your buyer must have a licence
to import scrap and you must supply your forwarder with a copy of both your licence
to export and his licence to import with the Annex 7. Most if not all carriers will then
require you to sign an indemnity protecting them in the event that goods are abandoned at
If you would like to chat more on this please call me or email me further info on the below
STI GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD
Tel: 01268 289653
Thank you for your prompt responses. Ian, are you doing currently scrap metal containers from Uk to India? And as you said what kind of problem you get for clearing the container at port. I have my contact in India, but still I want to make sure I have all the information correct on my side. Also how to declare these goods on BL?