I will be traveling from the USA to India. And my son has told me to buy quite a lot of comics for him. So my question is, can I carry around 30 to 50 comics while traveling from the USA to India without facing any customs charges?

  • Any reason you are bringing them from US ? Which brand i.e. DC, Marvel etc ? Did you check if they aren't available in India ?
    – DumbCoder
    Apr 10, 2018 at 12:48
  • It's mostly DC Sliver age comics. And no, these comics aren't available in India.
    – brewbot15
    Apr 10, 2018 at 12:59
  • Duty payable also depends on value. Are these comics particularly valuable? Apr 10, 2018 at 15:46
  • Be careful with the weight of your suitcases, paper is heavy.
    – Willeke
    Apr 10, 2018 at 20:18
  • Nah. Most of them aren't valuable. Only 5 comics are some key issues. Got a lot of 30 comics for 20$.
    – brewbot15
    Apr 12, 2018 at 8:17

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According to here you need to pay 10% customs duty on bringing in printed books, assume that is the classification of comics.

But no duty is payable because of exemption provided here.

  1. 4901 10 10, 4901 91 00 4901 99 00

Printed books (including covers for or printed books) and printed manuals,in bound form or in loose-leaf form with binder, executed on paper or any other material including transparencies.



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