CBIC extends Validity of NOC issued for Alcoholic Beverages Bottled in Origin & in Bulk [Read Notification]

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The Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified the extension Validity of NOC issued for alcoholic beverages bottled in origin & in bulk under section 16 (5) of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS), 2006.

The Board has invited the reference to F. No. TIC-BO5/1/2021-imports-FSSAI dated November 09, 2021, issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi wherein it has been stated, “To further facilitate trade and ease of doing business reforms, it has been decided that for the imported consignments of alcoholic beverages bottled in origin & in bulk, containing more than 10 percent alcohol which does not have an expiry date, the NOC issued as per the FSS (Import) Regulations, 2017 shall have a validity of 300 days. For consignments lying at ports/Customs area beyond 300 days, on payment of visual inspection fee, a visual inspection may be carried out for revalidation of NOC.”

It is stated that for the imported consignments of Alcoholic Beverages Bottled in Origin & in Bulk, containing more than 10 percent alcohol which does not have an expiry date, the NOC issued as per the FSS (Import) Regulations, 2017 shall have a validity of 300 days. For consignments lying at ports customs area beyond 300 days, on payment of visual inspection fee, visual inspection may be carried out for revalidation of NOC.

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