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How To Export Ceramic Products From India


Introduction: Export Ceramic Products

With the advancement of technology, ceramic has become one of the most integral parts of the house, and the ceramic market has grown exponentially in the Indian economy as well. Although the ceramic market has been in high demand since the very past, the ceramic market in the modern world includes some of the strongest materials, which are used for construction, consumer products, scientific research, and industrial development work. India ranks among the top five producers of ceramics and associated products in the world. The government has also taken steps for building up the capacity and setup of the ceramic industry, such as organizing the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for urban and rural areas and building up crores of houses.

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The ceramic industry has been in high demand. The demand for Indian ceramics and other associated products produced there is high throughout the world.

The most demanding ceramics are Porcelain is a strong, long-lasting, chemically resistant, and shockproof material. White paper and decorative pottery are considered to be among the more expensive materials and prestigious forms of pottery. Even today, it is used as one of the most decorative products, as highly insulating equipment and power transformers, and as a construction material for homes.       

There major countries which import ceramics from India in high amounts are such as USA, UAE, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, etc. 

Overview of the Indian Ceramics Export Sector

According to recent World Export and Rank data, India is one of the top exporters of ceramic products, accounting for 3% of global ceramic exports. The few major exporting region of ceramic products, including ceramic tiles, ceramic construction products, sanitary ware, refractory goods, and other related items, are Morbi, Rajkot, and other clusters. Nearly 70% of the ceramic tile industry's production and export demand in India comes from the Morbi industrial region of Gujarat. Industries are under process; the major processes happen in Khuja (UP), Udaipur (Rajasthan), Palpara (West Bengal), Godavari (Andhra Pradesh), and Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu). 

The ceramic tile market has been valued at more than US $100 billion in recent years, and according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, exports of ceramic and glassware products reached a record high of US $464 million in 2021–22. 

There has been an increase in the shipment of ceramic tiles and sanitary ware products. As the world's second-largest tile manufacturer, the Indian Tile Industry has seen global growth. 

The Most In-Demand Indian Ceramic Products Are

Porcelain, Earthenware, Bone China, Carbon, Stoneware, Fired Bricks, Silicon, Titanium Carbide, Silicon Carbide, Tungsten Carbide, Boron Carbide, Barium Titanate, Ceramic Foam, Bioceramic, Ferrite, etc. And the demanding ceramic tiles are such as Ceramic floor tiles, Regular Ceramic tiles, Ceramic digital wall tiles, and vitrified/Porcelain tiles Double Charge tiles, Soluble Salt Nano Tiles, Parking tiles, Glazed Tiles, Pavement tiles, Full body tiles, wood look tiles, Stepriser tiles, etc. 

Procedure for Exporting Ceramics

  • Finding out Overseas Ceramic buyers

In order to run a successful business without worrying about a strike or fraud, the exporter must first identify the potential buyer in the target exporting nations. You need to ensure that the products are reaching the authorized buyer in the intended nation. Further, to avoid any loss, look out for any experienced dealer in the ceramic industry and find out the manner in which the deals are processed; for more information, consult the Corpseed expert team member. 

  • Quality check of the Product

The exporter must qualify the quality expectations of the goods to be exported through authorized agencies in India and the importing country. The CGCRI testing gives the tiles a good quality rating in the international market. 

  • CGCRI Testing

The Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) testing is carried out through the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR), with the aim of carrying out research and development projects that are competitive in the global market, identifying the public-private partnership projects that have been provided by the different enterprises, providing technical advisory business, providing services like project engineering, testing and evaluation, and technical research. 

The testing of raw materials used in the production of glass, ceramics, and composites by the CGCRI is done in accordance with national and international standards, at the testing facility, and by various governmental organizations, academic institutions, laboratories, and research institutes. Through testing, the thermal and mechanical properties of ceramic products are assessed along with their mechanical characteristics. 

  • The Registration Certificate From the DGFT and IEC

Before exporting goods outside of India, the import-export code (IEC), which must be registered and approved, is administered by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI. 

  • GSP licensing

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) created the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in 1971 with the intention of facilitating exports from developing and underdeveloped nations. Through GSP licensing, the approved countries receive advantages like duty-free entry and tax exemption on exported goods, and India additionally benefits indirectly from the GSP mechanism.  The Certificate of Origin (COO) is given as part of the Generalized System of Preferential Tariffs through the DGFT, easing the export of tiles without any bar.

Documents Required for Export of Ceramics 

  • Company incorporation Certificate 
  • GSTin and PAN details of the company
  • Proforma invoice 
  • Export order, Purchase order, terms of payment must be attached before initiating the transportation.
  • Letter of credit
  • Export invoice 
  • Certificate of Origin (GSP)
  • Custom clearance certificate (both in India and Importing nation)
  • Bill of Lading
  • HS code and ITS code
  • Import certification from the foreign nation.


The export of ceramics to overseas buyers is quite beneficial and a highly demanding business. India is one of the top manufacturers of ceramics and products processed through it. There are few export clearance formalities required for the export of ceramics from India.

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