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Introduction: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, issued Notification No. 78/2023, amending the Import Policy Conditions for Duck Meat under Chapter 2 of ITC (HS) 2022.

Detailed Analysis: This notification revises the Import Policy Conditions for two specific ITC (HS) codes related to duck meat. It outlines the changes made to the existing policy, specifying that the import of Premium Duck Meat for supply to 3-Star and above Operational Hotels, as per Ministry of Tourism notifications, is now ‘Restricted.’ However, other imports under the mentioned codes remain ‘Free.’ The amendment aims to regulate the import of Premium Duck Meat for specific purposes while maintaining flexibility for other imports under the same category.

Conclusion: The amendment introduced through Notification No. 78/2023 reflects the government’s efforts to streamline import policies related to duck meat. By restricting imports for certain purposes while keeping others free, the policy aims to balance industry needs with regulatory control. Stakeholders in the import and hospitality sectors should stay informed about these changes to ensure compliance and effective business operations.

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MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
(DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE)

Notification No. 78/2023- DGFT | 16th March, 2024

Subject: Amendment in Import Policy Condition for Duck Meat under Chapter 2 of ITC (HS) 2022, ScheduleI(Import Policy)

S.O. 1434(E).In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 read with Section 5 of FT(D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2023, as amended from time to time, in continuation to earlier Notification 66/2023 dated 6th March 2024, the Central Government hereby revises the Import Policy Condition under ITC(HS) Code 02074200 and 02074500 of Chapter 2 of ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule–I(Import Policy), as under:

ITC(HS) Code

Item

Description

Existing Import Policy condition Revised Import Policy condition
02074200 -Of ducks : —

Not cut in
pieces, frozen

Import of Premium Duck Meat as per DAHD OM No. L-110109(3)/1/2016- Trade (E-2625) dated 22.02.2024 and under Department of Revenue Notification 13/2024 dated 06.03.2024
for supply to Hotels and Restaurants shall be ‘Restricted’. Other Imports under given ITC(HS) code shall be ‘Free’.
Import of Premium Duck Meat as per DAHD OM No. L-110109(3)/1/2016-Trade(E-2625) dated 22.02.2024 and under Department of Revenue Notification 13/2024-Customs dated 06.03.2024 for supply to 3-Star and above Operational Hotels as per Notification issued by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as amended shall be ‘Restricted’. Other Imports under given ITC(HS) code shall be ‘Free’.
02074500 -Of ducks : — Other, frozen Import of Premium Duck Meat as per DAHD OM No. L-110109(3)/1/2016- Trade (E-2625) dated 22.02.2024 and under Department of Revenue Notification 13/2024 dated 06.03.2024
for supply to Hotels and Restaurants shall be ‘Restricted’. Other Imports under given ITC(HS) code shall be ‘Free’.
Import of Premium Duck Meat as per DAHD OM No. L-110109(3)/1/2016 Trade(E-2625) dated 22.02.2024 and under Department of Revenue Notification 13/2024-Customs dated 06.03.2024 for supply to 3-Star and above Operational Hotels as per Notification issued by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as amended shall be ‘Restricted’. Other Imports under given ITC(HS) code shall be ‘Free’.

Effect of the Notification: Import of Premium Duck Meat as per DAHD OM No. L-110109(3)/1/2016-Trade (E-2625) dated 22.02.2024 and under Department of Revenue Notification 13/2024-Customs dated 06.03.2024 for supply to 3-Star and above Operational Hotels as per Notification issued by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as amended shall be ‘Restricted’. Other Imports under ITC(HS) code 02074200 and 02074500 shall be ‘Free’.

This is issued with the approval of Minister of Commerce & Industry.

[F. No. 01/89/180/200/AM-02/PC-2[A]/Part-I/E-31445)]

SANTOSH KUMAR SARANGI, Director General of Foreign Trade & Ex- officio Addl. Secy.

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