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

NOTIFICATION NO. 09/2015-2020, Dated: June 8, 2017

Subject: Amendment in Para 9(B) of General Notes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-I (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 Para 9 (B) of General Notes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-I (Import Policy), as under:-

Existing Para 9(B) of General Notes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-I (Import Policy) Revised Para 9 (B) of General Notes Regarding Import Policy of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule-I (Import Policy)
(B) Prohibition on Imports due to Avian Influenza: 

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Import into India of the following live-stock and live-stock products shall be prohibited from all countries, in view of notifiable Avian Influenza (both Highly Pathogenic notifiable Avian Influenza and Low Pathogenic notifiable Avian Influenza):

(i) domestic and wild birds (excluding poultry and captive birds); (ii) unprocessed meat and meat products from Avian species including wild birds (except poultry); (iii) semen of domestic and wild birds (except semen of poultry).

Further, the Central Government also prohibits the import into India from the countries reporting notifiable Avian Influenza (both Highly Pathogenic notifiable Avian Influenza and Low Pathogenic notifiable Avian Influenza), the following live-stock and live-stock products, namely;

(a) Live poultry and captive birds; (b) day old chicks, ducks, turkey and other newly hatched Avian species; (c) unprocessed meat and meat products from Avian species including wild birds; (d) hatching eggs; (e) egg and egg products (except Specific Pathogen Free eggs); (f) unprocessed feathers; (g) live pig; (h) pathological material and biological products from birds; (i) product of animal origin (from birds) intended for use in animal feeding or for agricultural or industrial use; (j) Semen of poultry.

(B) Import of Poultry and Poultry Products:

The import of poultry and poultry products into India shall be regulated as per S.O. 2337(E) dated 8th July, 2016, as amended from time to time, issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries under Section 3 and 3A of the Livestock Importation Act, 1898.

2. Effect of this Notification: Import policy of Poultry and Poultry Products is revised and will be regulated as per S.O. 2337(E) dated 8th July, 2016, as amended from time to time, issued under the Livestock Importation Act, 1898.

[Issued from F.No. 01/89/180/Misc-77/AM-04/PC-2 (A)]

(A K Bhalla)
Director General of Foreign Trade

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