Avian Influenza – Prohibition on Import of Live Stock and Live Stock Products
TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART-II, SECTION—3, SUB SECTION (ii)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NOTIFICATION No. 107(RE-2008) / 2004-2009
NEW DELHI, Dated 5th June, 2009
S.O. (E) - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 read with paragraph 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy – 2004-09, the Central Government hereby amends the ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import Items 2004-09 as under:
1. Condition 16 of Chapter 1 A (General Notes to Import Policy) of the ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import items, 2004-09 shall be amended to read as under:
“16. 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) :
(a) domestic and wild birds (excluding poultry and captive birds);
(b) unprocessed meat and meat products from Avian species including wild birds (except poultry);
(c) 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.
Provided that the prohibition shall not be applicable on the import of processed pet food containing ingredients of meat and meat products from avian species, pig and product of animal origin (from birds) intended for use in animal feeding.
Provided further that the prohibition shall also not be applicable to the import of pathological materials and biological products for diagnostic and research purpose on specific request.
Provided also further that the import of processed poultry meat shall be allowed after satisfactory conformity assessment of the exporting country.”
2. The prohibition shall be in force till further orders.
3. This issues in public interest.
Director General of Foreign Trade
And Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India
(Issued from File No.01/89/180/Misc -77/AM04/PC-2A)