CBIC issues instructions to Customs regarding requirement of Veterinary Certificate for Import of milk and milk products into India

May 22, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on May 20, 2020, issues instruction to the Customs regarding requirement of Veterinary Customs for Import of milk and milk products into India.

Whereas, Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) issued letter on May 15, 2020 requesting CBIC to issue necessary instructions to filed formations of Customs regarding requirement of veterinary certificate for import of dairy products including edible lactose.

To ensure compliance of imported dairy products to FSSR, it has been mandated that consignments of dairy products imported into India shall be accompanied with veterinary certificate. But, this requirement is not being insisted by customs for those consignments of edible lactose which are facilitated through green channel by RMS which created differential treatment of facilitated and non-facilitated consignments.

Therefore, CBIC instructs Customs to mandate veterinary certificate for import of milk and milk products into India.

[Instruction No. 06/2020-Customs]


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