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PSIC for India (SCRAP)

The pre-shipment inspection for Metal, Plastic, and Paper Scrap imported to India in accordance with the “Hand Book of Procedure Vol-1” and subsequent amended Public Notices / Notifications and Circulars issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) of India is compulsory.

Scrap is permitted only on the condition that it does not contain harmful toxic, radioactive, weapons, ammunition, shells, cartridges and other types of explosives, and pre-shipment inspection and certification (PSIC: Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate) is required.


Metal wastes and scraps listed are subject to import / customs clearance only under the following conditions:

  • 7204 10 00

    Waste and scrap of cast iron

  • 7204 21 90


  • 7204 29 20

    Of High-speed steel

  • 7204 29 90


  • 7204 30 00

    Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel

  • 7204 41 00

    Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, saw dust, fillings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles

  • 7204 49 00


  • 7204 50 00

    Re-melting scrap ingots

  • 7404 00 10

    Copper scrap

  • 7404 00 22

    Brass scrap

  • 7503 00 10

    Nickel scrap

  • 76020010

    Aluminum scrap

  • 79020010

    Zinc scrap

  • 80020010

    Tin scrap

  • 81042010

    Magnesium scrap

  • When importing goods, the importer should submit the pre-shipment inspection certificate issued by the inspection and certification body.
  • Imported goods should comply with metal waste/ scrap classification codes and specifications recognized internationally.
  • The import of scrap can only be done through the designated port in India below, without exception of special zone such as EOU and SEZ.
  • Chennai
  • Mundra
  • Tuticorin
  • Cochin
  • Kolkata
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Ennore
  • ICD Ludhiana
  • ICD Loni, Ghaziabad
  • JNPT
  • ICD Dadri (Greater Noida)
  • Pinava
  • Kandla
  • ICD Nagpur
  • ICD Ahmedabad
  • Mormugao
  • ICD Jodhpur
  • ICD Pitampur
  • Mumbai
  • ICD Udaipur
  • ICD Malanpur
  • New Mangalore
  • CFS Mulund
  • ICD Kanpur
  • Paragraphdip


The exporter must fill in the Request for Inspection (RFI) with the date and time of the inspection and apply to CERINS with the following documents.

  • Copies of L/C
  • Commercial Invoice or Proforma Invoice (or Sales Contract)
  • Packing List


  • Quality Check (Refer to ISRI STANDARD)
  • Radiation Level Check (BACKGROUND, SCRAP, CONTAINER)
  • Measurement of Radioactive Contamination
  • Weight Check
  • Container Loading Supervision


Upon the completion of physical inspection and the shipment of the goods, please submit the final copies of the below listed shipment documents. CERINS issues inspection certificate after final documentation review.

  • Copies of L/C
  • Commercial Invoice or Proforma Invoice (or Sales Contract)
  • Packing List
  • Bill of Lading (B/L)
  • Weight List


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