Rules and Regulations

India Documentation - Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN)

Clients are reminded of the documentation requirements and details for importers of cargo to India.

In order to comply with the guidelines received from Office of Commissioner of Customs India as well as Tax Counsel India Goods and Service Tax Council initiatives, Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) number is mandatory for all parties listed on Bills of Lading to India.

We kindly request that when submitting Forwarding Instructions for cargo to India the GSTIN number for the listed entity is included to assist with timely issuance of Bills of Lading and invoices

The format of GSTIN number is as mentioned below.


More details on GSTN available on the site :

Consignee/Notify parties must have Street Name, Postal code, City, IEC Code GSTIN number, Phone number and Email address in order for Bills of Lading to be processes efficiently.

Please be guided accordingly.

For further details please contact your local ANL Sales or Customer Care Representative.

ANL & CMA CGM Customer Care Centre.