Notification regarding Import of Live-Stock Products – in India


Dated 21th June 2013

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry vide its Notification No. 18 (RE–2013)/2009-2014, Dated The 11th June, 2013 notified the following amendments in ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy) for Import of live-stock products

 1.     S.O.(E) In exercise  of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), read with paragraph 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments in ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy):

        a.   The following Policy Conditions are revised /inserted in Chapter 1:

             (i)  Policy Condition 2 (b) (iii) is revised and substituted as under:

“A health certificate as per the India’s requirements issued either by the official veterinarian or by a veterinary doctor authorized to issue an export certificate by the Government of the country of origin shall be furnished at the time of custom clearance.”  

             (ii)  Policy Condition 2 (b) (iv) is inserted as under:

 “Importer shall furnish information on the age, sex and breed of horses as well as the purpose of import with supporting documents at the time of filing application to the DGFT”.

        b.    The following Policy Condition is inserted in Chapter 2 (Policy Condition 3); Chapter 3 (Policy Condition 3); Chapter 4 (Policy Condition 4); Chapter 5 (Policy Condition 4); Chapter 16 (Policy Condition 1); and Chapter 21 (Policy Condition 2):

 “Import of all live-stock products shall be subject to a sanitary import permit to be issued by Department  of  Animal  Husbandry, Dairying  &  Fisheries,  Government of  India,  as  per  Section 3A of Live-stock Importation Act, 1898, as  incorporated by Live Stock Importation (Amendment) Act,  2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001, 29th August, 2001), or as amended from time to time.”

       c.     The following Policy Condition is inserted in Chapter 5 (Policy Condition 5):

“Import of Bovine Embryos shall be subject to compliance of the guidelines issued by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries. The guidelines are available at ‘www.dahd.nic.in’ under   icon ‘trade’ at ‘Procedure for Import’.”

      d.      The following Policy Condition is inserted in Chapter 23 (Policy Condition 1):

 “Import of all items / products under ITC (HS) Code 2309 ‘Preparations of a kind used in Animal Feeding’ shall be subject to a sanitary import permit to be issued by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India, as per Section 3A of Live-stock Importation Act, 1898, as incorporated by Live Stock Importation (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001, 29th August, 2001), or as amended from time to time.”

       e.      The following Policy Condition is inserted in Chapter 41 (Policy Condition 2); Chapter 42 (Policy Condition 1) and Chapter 43 (Policy Condition 1):

“Import of all live-stock products covered in this Chapter shall be subject to the provisions of Notification No. S.O. 794(E) dated 28.3.2008.”

2.         Effect of this notification:

Requirements of Sanitary Import Permit issued by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying &    Fisheries, GoI have been incorporated under relevant Chapters of ITC(HS), 2012.

SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

 

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