Clarification Regarding Import of Pets under Baggage

Dated 30th July 2013

Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Central Board of Excise & Customs) vide its Circular No.25 /2013 – Customs Dated 1st July, 2013 clarified the following:

With Reference to Board’s Circular No. 15/2013 – Customs dated 08.04.2013 Regarding Import of Pets under Baggage The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) has received several representations regarding problems being faced in re-import of pets at airports. In this regard CBEC clarified that re-import of pets is not covered by Circular No. 15/2013 – Customs dated 08.04.2013. Therefore, the re-import of pets as baggage is allowed subject to establishment of identity of pets by Customs authorities, production of the required health certificate from the country of export and examination of said pets by the concerned Quarantine Officer at this end.

These instructions may be brought to the notice of the trade / airlines / carriers by issuing suitable Trade / Public Notices.  Suitable Standing orders/instructions may be issued for the guidance of the field officers.

SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Finance


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