• Vessel Birthing
  • IGM Confirmation
  • Warehouse B/E Filing with Customs
Day 1
  • Vesssel Birthing
  • IGM Confirmation
  • TNR movement to nominated CFS
  • Warehouse B/E Filing with Customs
  • Fulfillment of transshipment formality completion with Dock Customs
  • Placement of Trailers
  • Movement of Laden Container
Day 2
  • Arrival of Laden Container at FTWZ
  • Destuffing Cargo
  • Storage
  • Returning of Empty Contaainer to yard
Day 3
Day 4
  • Post-Assesment, Application for Bonding permission
  • Submission for space certificate from Bond Officer
Day 5
  • Obtaining Permission from Bond Officer
  • Execution of Triple Bond Duty
  • Destuffing Cargo at Bonded Warehouse
  • Returning of Empty Container to yard
  • 3 Working Days
  • Lesser Documentation Formalities
  • 5 Working Days
  • Tedious Documentation Formalities


  • Filing Home Consumption B/E
  • Customs Assessment
  • Duty Payment
  • Obtaining Out of Charge*
  • Placement of Vehicle
  • Shifting, Loading and Dispatch of Vehicle**
Day 1
  • Submission ex-bonding application
Day 2
  • Obtaining Permission for ex-bonding
  • Triple Duty Bond Cancellation
  • Obtaining CFS and Bond Charges
Day 3
  • Duty Payment and Interest of Duty(If exceeds 90 Days of bonding)
  • Payment of CFS and Bond Charges
Day 4
  • Obtaining Out of Charge
  • Placementof Vehicle, Shifting Cargo, Loading and Dispatch of Vehicle***
  • 1 Working Day
  • Less Documentation
  • 4 Working Days
  • Tedious Documentation
*Subject to duty Payment
**NOC can be obtained during storage period
***If any NOC required minimum 3 working days wll be extra


Status SEZ Act Sec 53(2). FTWZ is a Deemed Port No Deemed Port status.
NFE FTWZ Units are required to be NFE positive under SEZ Rule 53 No NFE requirement by Bonded Warehouses
Assessment of Duty Since the FTWZ is a Deemed Port the Goods are NOT assessed for Duty. A Bill of Entry for WH consumption is filed with FTWZ Unit for transfer of goods from Airport/ Port to FTWZ. Bill of Entry for Warehousing is filed and assessed to Duty before being permitted to move to the Bonded WH
Multi Country Consolidation & Easy of EXIM Trade Consolidation of goods from Multi Country Permitted as per customer’s requirement. Hassle-Free Procedure for reexports and re-import unlike standard customs procedure. Consolidation of goods not Permitted. Re-imports and re-exports go through standard customs approval Procedures
Duty Deferment Bond No requirement for a double duty bond Additional double duty bond required
Movement from Customs Gateway Goods are transported from customs gateway to Serama Logistics’ FTWZ via trans- shipment procedure without assessment by customs in turn decreasing Customs process lead time Movement of goods into the bonded warehouse are subject to assessment at Gateway Customs
Holding Goods on Account of Foreign Supplier / Buyer ownership Not permitted. Only Indian registered company with valid IEC and GST
Period of Storage SEZ Rule 37 permits the goods to be kept until the Validity of the Unit Holder. The goods in the FTWZ are not assessed for Duty One Year, further extension allowed subject to approval from Chief Commissioner of Customs
Interest on Duty Interest on Duty not applicable Beyond 90 Day, interest is levied.
Customs Set Up Dedicated customs setup available within the FTWZ 24x7x365 Dedicated customs setup could be done subject to approval from Customs office
Customs procedure for Removal of Goods Hassle-Free procedure for Removal of goods from FTWZ to DTA. Customs processing done within the FTWZ zone All customs processing with the customs house located away from the bonded facility with multi authorities involvement (AO/EO/PO/Bond Officer)
Compliance of Allied Acts Payment of duty and compliance to allied acts only when the goods move out of FTWZ into DTA Bond permission after production of necessary NOC related to Allied Acts. Payment of duty at the time of removal of goods along with applicable interest & upon production of applicable import license or NOC from respective authority
Regional Trade Hubs Possibility of using this facility as a regional hub. Permits operations of VMI model with Foreign Currency models Cannot be used as a regional hub since, no facilities are available for export of goods and only INR transactions are permitted within a bonded warehouse.
Value Added Services (VAS) Can carry out Value Added Services as provided in SEZ Rule 18 (5) Value Added Services are permitted subject to Customs permission in advance of any such activity.
Currency of Payment/Trading All Payments in Free Foreign Exchange including INR All payments in INR only.