A guide on how to export products from India

Starting an export business requires an understanding of compliance, logistics, and global marketplaces. Here's a guide for you.
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How to export from India?

Decide where you want to export

Decide where you want to export

The first step is to understand global markets and the products in demand. This will help you decide what is the right marketplace for your export business. Attend our monthly webinars to understand the opportunities that each marketplace provides.
Get the required documentation

Get the required documentation

Obtain PAN (from Income tax Department) and IEC (from DGFT) to export from India. Application for IEC can be filled online directly on the DGFT website.
Find customers

Find customers

Starting an offline export business might need you to participate in trade fairs, buyer-seller meets, which would cost both time and money. But starting an export business with Amazon is easy and simple. You can reach millions of customers on 18 Amazon global marketplaces.
Ship and receive payments

Ship and receive payments

Timely delivery not only builds trust among your customers but also leads to repeated purchase. As an Amazon global seller, you have two options to ship your products: You can do it yourself (Merchant Fulfilled Network or MFN), or let Amazon handle packaging, and shipping products through Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). For payments, you can either open a bank account in the respective country or collect payments in your Indian bank account.

Top Amazon marketplaces for Indian exporters

• The United States
• The United Kingdom
• Canada
• Germany
• France
• Italy
• Spain

*All data is for Indian exporters on Amazon Global Selling in 2022

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List of documents required to export from India

At every stage of your export journey, you must obtain and submit a list of documents to ensure your business meets the required regulations for hassle-free exports. Whether it is registration, shipping, or tax, different licenses are required depending on the product category being exported, the destination country, and the origin country – India.
Export documents required
List of documents required to export from India

Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

An Importer Exporter Code is a 10-digit unique identification number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Various export incentive schemes introduced by the government like MEIS, RoSCTL scheme, etc., can be availed by exporters who have obtained an IEC for their business.

Authorized Dealer (AD) Code

An AD Code is a 14-digit code, which is given by the bank where the exporter maintains a business current account. This code, printed with the bank letterhead, can be obtained after the exporter has registered for an IEC by the DGFT. It has lifetime validity.

Please note: AD code letter has to be registered from the Indian Customs at the export port.

Letter of Undertaking (LUT)

Letter of Undertaking (LUT) is a document that exporters can file to export goods or services without having to pay IGST. Exporters can generate a LUT on the GST portal and avail the benefits of zero rated turnover. Exporters can generate LUT once every financial year and provide it to their logistic partner for the shipping bill generation. Without a LUT, exporters need to pay IGST on their exports and seek refund during filing of their returns.

Importer on Record (IOR)

An Importer on Record (IOR) is needed for importing products (under certain conditions, detailed below) into the US. An IOR is responsible for:
(1) ensuring the imported products comply with the local laws and regulations
(2) paying and filing the duties, taxes and documents associated with the imports.

Amazon Export Compliance Dashboard

The Amazon Export Compliance Dashboard is a one-stop dashboard designed to provide Indian exporters with guidance on all aspects of export documentation and compliance. The dashboard is available to all Indian exporters, including those not registered on Amazon.

The Amazon Export Compliance Dashboard helps exporters understand regulatory requirements for their export business. It also offers end-to-end support to obtain required documents by connecting exporters with third-party service providers.

It offers guidance on five key compliance areas:
● Export registration
● Product documentation
● Shipping documentation
● Tax documentation
● Payment reconciliation
Exports Compliance Dashboard

Why export from India through Amazon Global Selling?

$8 billion+

Enabled cumulative
e-commerce exports by Indian exporters on Amazon Global Selling (till the end of 2023).


Indian exporters selling through Amazon Global Selling across the world.

266 million+

Products sold by Indian exporters to international customers.


Indian exporters crossed $120,000 (INR 1 crore) in sales on Amazon Global Selling in 2022.

How does Amazon Global Selling work?

Step 1

To sell on Amazon global marketplaces, you must create an Amazon seller account on Seller Central. It takes just 15 minutes to register. All you need to register is ID proof, address proof and credit or debit card (international transactions enabled).

Step 2

Once registered, list your products on Amazon international marketplaces. Use latest tools and expert support to make your listings more visible to customers.

Step 3

Choose to manage your own logistics through Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) or get expert support from Amazon to store, pack, ship, and deliver internationally with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).

Step 4

Receive payment for products sold in INR directly in your bank account and use tools to promote your brand with Brand Registry, Advertising, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I export my products from India via Amazon?
Amazon Global Selling provides you access to export and sell on 18 Amazon global marketplaces — the US (amazon.com), Canada (amazon.com.ca), Mexico (amazon.com.mx); the UK (amazon.co.uk), Germany (amazon.de), France (amazon.fr), Italy (amazon.it), Spain (amazon.es), Sweden (amazon.se), Poland (amazon.pl), Turkey (amazon.com.tr) and The Netherlands (amazon.nl); the UAE (amazon.ae) and Saudi Arabia (amazon.sa); Japan (amazon.co.jp); Singapore (amazon.sg); Australia (amazon.com.au).
What export products can I sell on Amazon international marketplaces?
An Indian exporter can sell a range of products on Amazon across 30+ product categories. Some of the top selling product categories from Indian sellers are:

• Home textile: Home textile products like bedsheets, kitchen linen, home décor, pillow covers, curtains, carpets, and rugs
• Apparel: Apparel products like men’s garments, womenswear, kid's fashion, ethnic wear like salwar suits, kurta, lehenga, and silk saree
Jewellery: Fashion and fine jewellery
• Leather: Leather products like wallets, bags, footwear, and accessories
• Health and personal care: Bath towels, home care, toiletries, bath and body products, essential oils
• Consumables: Tea, coffee, and spices like black pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon
• Ayurveda: Ayurvedic products like organic products, health supplements, medical items, food, and dietary supplements
• Beauty products: Beauty products like personal grooming, makeup, cosmetics, and beauty accessories
• Toys and sport goods: Kids toys, learning/activity boxes, robotic and educational toys, cricket kit
• Office products and furniture: Notepad, novelties, cane and wooden furniture
• Electronics: Cell phone devices, electronic accessories, musical instruments, computers, tools, video and DVD, camera
• Books: Educational, novels, guides

Each product category may require separate licenses and documents, specific to the region of export, origin country and shipping mode. You can use Amazon’s third-party Service Provider Network for assistance in export compliance.
What are the export documents required to sell internationally?
To export from India, sellers have to obtain certain export documents and comply with regulations. Export documents and compliance depends on the product category, origin (India) and destination country. To make your export journey easy, Amazon supports you by providing guidance on the key requirements and regulations, and connects you with experts who will assist you in obtaining your documentation through the Exports Compliance dashboard.
What is the limited period offer to register and get three-month subscription at $1*?
Amazon is offering a three-month subscription at a discounted price of $1 to India-based sellers who register with Amazon Global Selling. You pay a total of $1 for the first three month’s subscription ($1 for first month and $0 for 2nd and 3rd month respectively) instead of paying $39.99 per month and avail savings of $118.97. This offer is limited to selling on Amazon USA, Canada and Mexico marketplaces.
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Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN)

Ship globally from India with 0 upfront investment

Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) is a shipping method where sellers list their products on Amazon global marketplaces and choose to ship their products by themselves to each customer. In this shipping method, seller independently pick, pack, store, ship, and deliver products. They also handle customer service and returns.
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Hassle-free logistics across the world

Amazon Global Selling SEND is a cross-border shipping solution that enables you to send your inventory from India to fulfillment centers in the US in a cost-effective manner. Once the partnered carrier picks up your shipment, they will handle the end-to-end shipping process, including customs.

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