Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
North Block, Room No. 299-A,
New Delhi, the 19th April, 2011.

To,

All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.),
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise,
All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev.),
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise,
All Directors General under CBEC

Subject: Import of Gummy Pizza containing beef from China and Indonesia regarding.

1. Attention is drawn to Para (3) and (4) of DGFT Notification No. 29(RE-2000)/1997-2002 dated 7.08.2000. According to this notification: (a) Import of Beef in any form and import of products containing beef in any form is prohibited; (b) All consignments of edible oils and processed food products, imported in bulk, shall carry a declaration from the concerned exporter on the shipping documents that the consignment does not contain beef in any form; (c) All consignments of edible products, imported in consumer packs, shall carry a declaration on the label of the package that the product does not contain beef in any form.”

2. However, instances have been brought to the notice of the Board that despite prohibition on beef in any form and import of products containing beef in any form, Gummy Pizza, which is reportedly containing beef, is imported in large quantities from China and Indonesia.
3. Board has taken note of this and desires that import policy in this regard should be scrupulously implemented by the field formations. Suitable legal action would be warranted in case any violation is noticed including in the reported cases of import of Gummy Pizza said to contain beef. Any deviation in this regard shall be viewed seriously.

4. Suitable instructions may be issued to the field formation for strict compliance. Cases if any, of such imports in the past may be thoroughly investigated and reported with all details to the Board.

(Subodh Singh)
OSD (Customs), Tariff Unit
Fax-011-23092173
F.No. 528/36/2011-STO (TU)

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