DGFT amends Import Policy in Alignment with FSSAI Regulations [Read Order]

DGFT amends Import Policy in Alignment with FSSAI Regulations - DGFT - Policy - taxscan

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) No. 40/2023 issued on 26th October 2023 has notified the amendment in import policy Condition 1 of Chapter 15 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule – I in alignment with Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011.

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with Section 5 of Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992, and read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the Policy Condition 1 of Chapter 15 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule – I (Import Policy) as under:

Existing Policy Condition:

All Oils which are included in the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 as also all solvent extracted Oils conforming to the standards specified in the Third Schedule of Solvent Extracted Oil, Deoiled Meal and Edible Flour Control Order, 1967 (details can be accessed from website:http://fssai.gov.in/Portals/0/Pdf/solvent_Extrac ted.pdf) except coconut oil, RBD palm oil, RBD palm stearin and palm kernel oil are freely importable. Import of coconut/copra oil is permitted through State Trading Enterprises.

NewPolicy Condition:

All Vegetable Oils/ Refined Vegetable Oils/ Solvent extracted Oils specified in Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011 (made under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006) and conforming to standards specified in these regulations are freely importable except where otherwise stated. Import of coconut/copra oil is permitted through State Trading Enterprises.

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