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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION NO. 25/2015-2020, Dated: October 26, 2015

Subject: Amendment in import policy of Human Embryo classified under Exim Code 0511 99 99 of Chapter 05 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy).

In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the import policy of ‘Human Embryo’ classified under Exim Code 0511 99 99 of Chapter 05 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy).

2. Import policy of the item ‘Human Embryo’ classified under EXIM Code 0511 99 99 in Chapter 05 of ITC (HS), 2012 Schedule I (Import Policy) is revised from “free” subject to a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)” to “Prohibited’ except for research purposes based on the guidelines of the Department of Health Research. After revision, the import policy is as under:

Exim Code
Item Description
Policy
Existing Policy Conditions
Revised Policy Condition
0511 99 9
Other
Free
Import of Human Embryo will be free subject to a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Import of Human Embryo is “Prohibited” except for research purposes based on the guidelines of the Department of Health Research.

3. Effect of this Notification: Import policy of the item ‘Human Embryo’ classified under EXIM Code 0511 99 99 has been changed from “free” subject to a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)” to “Prohibited’ except for research purposes based on the guidelines of the Department of Health Research.

[Issued from F.No. 01/89/180/01/AM-16/PC-2 (A)]

(Anup Wadhawan)
Director General of Foreign Trade

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