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S.O. (E) - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with Paragraph 2.1 of the Export and Import Policy – 2002-07, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the ITC (HS) Classification of Export and Import Items, 2002-07 as under:
1. Condition 16 of Chapter I A (General Notes to Import Policy) of the ITC (HS) Classifications of Export and Import items 2002-2007shall be amended to read as under:
"16. (I) Import into India of the following livestock and livestock products, shall be prohibited from all countries:
(i) domestic and wild birds including the captive birds,
(ii) live pig and pig meat products (except processed pig products),
(iii) meat and meat products from avian species including wild birds (except processed poultry meat and poultry meat products),
(iv) semen of domestic and wild birds,
(v) products of animal origin (from birds) intended for use in animal feeding or for agricultural or industrial use;
(II) In addition to above, the Central Government also prohibits the import into India from the countries reporting the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague), the following livestock and livestock products, namely:
(i) day old chicks, ducks, turkey and other newly hatched avian species,
(ii) hatching eggs,
(iii) eggs and egg products
(iv) meat and meat products from avian species including wild birds,
(vi) pig meat products,
(vii) pathological material and biological products from birds.
2. The prohibition shall be in force for a period of six months from the date of publication of this notification or till such time it is modified or withdrawn, whichever is earlier.
This issues in public interest.
Director General of Foreign Trade and
ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India
Copy to all concerned.
(Issued from file No. 01/89/180/Misc.77/AM04/PCIA)