Several thousands of Indian goods laden containers, which were bound to Russia but ended up stuck in various European and West Asian ports, are now returning back to India again. They have not reached their destination, and Western sanctions remain in place. Amid the situation, the Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is preparing a comprehensive standard operating procedure to let the re-import containers enter the country.
Around 3,000 such containers reportedly remain stranded in those ports failing to sail for Russia. Amid the situation, many exporters have been trying to bring back these boxes while some are trying to sell the containers to other destinations or send them by road.
However, exporters, whose billions of dollars-worth of goods remained stuck, are now facing huge charges as the ship operators are demanding demurrage and detention charges before the containers are re-loaded to the vessels towards India.