India has extended ban on import of milk and its products from China for another six months, according to the foreign trade office. The ban was in effect till December 24. “Prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionery/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is further extended till 24.6.2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

Imports of milk and milk products from China have been prohibited since September 2008. Though the DGFT has not cited any reason for the ban, it is understood it was over fears of Chinese milk containing melamine, a deadly chemical, a source said.

Related notification is as follows:-

Notification No 91 (RE – 2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated: 26th December, 2011

Subject: – Prohibition on import of milk and milk products from China.

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S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5, read along with Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, also read along with paragraph 2.1 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment.

2. The prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China was imposed vide Notification No. 46(RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 24th September, 2008 and Notification No. 67(RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 1st December, 2008 and extended from time to time. The latest extension was notified on 3rd January, 2011 by Notification No. 16/2009-2014.

3. This prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is extended till 24.6.2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

4. Effect of this Notification:

Prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is further extended till 24.6.2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from F.No.01/93/180/898/AM99/PC-2 (A)

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0 responses to “DGFT extends ban on import of milk from China”

  1. K.S. PREMANAND says:

    This is really a good thing done by the Govt. of India to the people. This updation by Tax guru is very useful, where it creates an awareness among the people. Hitherto, I was thinking almost all type of products are imported from China. And China has entered in all the markets in India. After reading this Notification only, I have come to know that there is a ban on imports of Milk and its allied products from China. Thanks to Tax Guru.

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