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Customer Advisory – India Service Tax
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8730 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23235

April 29, 2017

Pursuant to the Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notifications No. 13/2017-Service Tax through 15/2017-Service Tax, the India Service Tax can no longer be Prepaid at origin by the Shipper regardless of the payment terms of the ocean freight charges on the bill of lading. The India Service Tax must be paid at destination by the Importer.

The official notifications can be found at

This is an amendment to “K” Line America, Inc.’s announcement dated January 30, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

“K” Line America, Inc.
As Agents for Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd