FSSAI extends the ban on import of Milk and Milk Products from China

Jun 18, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Government of India (Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry) had imposed a ban on import of milk and milk products from China for three months vide Notification No. 46 dated September 24, 2008. The ban for three months was imposed as an interim step to enable other Departments to put in place suitable measures to restrict import of contaminated milk products in the country. The ban was extended for another six months up to 23.06.2009 vide Notification No. 67 dated December 01, 2008. The import of chocolates and chocolate products and candies/confectionary/food preparations with milk and milk solids as an ingredient was also included in the ban.

The ban was extended from time to time, vide various Notifications, the last being Notification No. 10/2015-2020 dated June 22, 2017 which extended the ban up to June 23, 2018.

The issue was reviewed in a meeting held by the Food Standard and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) on June 11, 2018 with the concerned Departments/Ministries of the Government of India, wherein it was recommended to extend the ban on Import of Milk and Milk Products from China for a further period of six months. Accordingly, the ban on import of milk and milk products, including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/food preparations with milk and milk solids as ingredients from China may be extended for a period of six months that is up to December 23, 2018 or until their safety is established on the basis of credible reports and supporting data, whichever is earlier.

[No. 1-13/FSSA/DP/2008]

URL:  http://www.fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:7798a7b7-a60f-4e66-8ce1-68544b925923/Letter_Milk_Ban_China_14_06_2018.pdf


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