NOTIFICATION NO. 19 (RE-2012)/2009-2014

New Delhi, 5th October, 2012

S.O. (E) – In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, as amended, read with paragraph 1.3 and paragraph 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy – 2009-14, the Central Government hereby amends the Import Policy Conditions (3) of Chapter 12, Schedule – I (Imports) of the ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, 2009-14, which at present reads as under:

2. “(3) Import of Poppy Seeds (HS Code: 120791 00) shall be allowed subject to the following conditions:

a) Import permitted only from Australia, Austria, France, China, Hungry, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Czech Republic;

b) The importer shall produce an appropriate certificate from the competent authority of the exporting country that Opium Poppy have been grown licitly /legally in that country as per requirements of International Narcotics Control Bureau (website: http://www.incb.org); and

c) …………………”

3. Amended Policy condition 3 of Chapter 12, ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, 2009-14 will be:

“(3) Import of Poppy Seeds (HS Code: 120791 00) shall be allowed subject to the following conditions:

a) Import permitted only from Australia, Austria, France, China, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Macedonia, Germany and Ukraine;

b) The importer shall produce an appropriate certificate from the competent authority of the exporting country that Opium Poppy have been grown licitly /legally in that country; and

c) …………………”

4. Effects of this Amendment: The number of countries from which import of poppy seeds is allowed is increased from 11 to 16 and “Slovenia” has been replaced by “Slovakia” in 3(a). The last part of 3(b) i.e., “as per requirements of International Narcotics Control Bureau (website: http://www.incb.org)” has been deleted. There has been no change in 3(c).

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from File No: IPC/4/5(688)/97-02/PC-2(A))

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