India is one of the few countries that require MRP or Maximum Retail Price, to be displayed on every product sold in the country. Labels must contain information about the manufacturer or importer, display the date of packaging, expiry, and other details.
Labeling is an important element for products being exported to India. English is the favorable language for labeling. All packets or even containers should carry information depending upon the consignment. Indian Customs are strict and ensure that imported items have the legally required information before these enter the retail market or are sold for consumption, excluding those products that fall under the EOU segment.
If the net quantity of the imported package is given in any other unit, its equivalent of standard units must be declared by the importer, and Month and year of packing in which the commodity is manufactured, packed or imported, and the maximum retail sales price (MRP) at which the commodity in packaged form may be sold to the end consumer.
The MRP includes all taxes, freight transport charges, commission payable to dealers, and all charges towards advertising, delivery, packing, forwarding and the like. Compliance of the above-stated requirements has to be ensured before the import consignments are cleared by Customs in India.
The product label also has to contain the following:
All declarations may be: