GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE
Policy Circular No. 11 (RE-2007)/2004-2009
Dated:28th September, 2007
Subject: One time approval for import of Soyabean oil obtained from Round-up- Ready Soyabean.
The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) set up by Ministry of Environment and Forests has accorded ‘one time approval’ for import of GM Soybean oil (crude de-gummed/ refined form) derived from Round-up-Ready Soyabean for the purpose of consumption after refining. Condition No. 18 of Chapter 1 A (General Notes Regarding Import Policy) of the ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import Items, 2004-2009 notified vide Notification No. 2 dated 7.4.2006 refers.
2. The data relating to import of GM Soyabean oil or Soyabean oil from products of GM origin will be furnished by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, Mumbai to D/o Commerce, EP (Agri.) Division on a monthly basis.
3. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No 01/89/180/178/AM 03/PC-I(A)