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August 23, 2022

Instruction regarding requirement of health certificate on import of milk, pork and fish products

by CA Shivam Jaiswal in Circular and Notifications

Instruction regarding requirement of health certificate on import of milk, pork and fish products

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs)

North Block, New Delhi

12-08-2022

To

All Principal Chief Commissioner/ Chief Commissioner of Customs/ Customs (Preventive)/ Customs & Central Tax

All Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs/ Customs (Preventive) Pr. Director /Director Generals under CBIC

Subject: – Instruction regarding Requirement of Health Certificate accompanied with the import of food consignments-reg.

Madam/Sir,

Reference is invited to F.No. 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/Imports/2021 dated 03rd August, 2022 issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi on the above mentioned subject ( copy enclosed).

2.  Vide above communication, FSSAI stated that with effect from 1st November 2022, imported food consignments of following food categories as specified in FSS(Food Product Standards & Food Additives) shall be accompanied by a Health Certificate issued by Competent Authority of the exporting country in the prescribed format as attached as Annexure-I with the said Order. The food categories are as under:

  1. Milk and Milk Products
  2. Pork and Pork Products
  3. Fish and Fish products

3 . It is requested that necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction. The difficulties, if any, in the implementation of this Instruction may be brought to the notice of the Board.

4. Hindi version follows.

Encl: as above

Yours faithfully.

DHANANJAY SINGH

ORDER

Subject: – Requirement of Health Certificate accompanied with the import of food consignments-reg.

In exercise of the provisions of Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulations, 2017, it has been decided that imported food consignments of following food categories as specified in FSS (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) shall be accompanied by a Health Certificate issued by Competent Authority of the exporting country as per the format attached at Annexure-I:

  1. Milk and Milk Products
  2. Pork and Pork Products
  3. Fish and Fish products

This order will be effective from 1st November, 2022 and this issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

To,

  1. All Authorized Officers -for compliance.
  2. Additional Director General, Risk Management Division, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBIC).
  3. Director, Customs-for circulating to all officials of Customs who has been nominated as Authorized Officers.
  4. Commissioner (Single Window), CBIC for circulating to all officials of Customs who has been nominated as Authorised Officers.
  5. Executive Director(CS), FSSAI
  6. Advisor(QA), FSSAI
  7. Advisor(Standards), FSSAI
  8. !lead (Regulations), FSSAI
  9. CITO, FSSAI for uploading on FSSAO Website
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