Implementation of MOU between India and Mozambique for import of pigeon peas and other pulses grown in Mozambique

Apr 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The DGFT on April 23, 2019, has informed that Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been implemented between the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and Government of the Republic of India on cooperation in the field of production and marketing of pigeon peas, both parties have agreed to target export of 1, 75,000 MT of pigeon peas and other pulses grown in Mozambique to India during 2019-20 subject to certain conditions.

The MOU has been implemented in pursuance of Notifications dated March 29, 2019 issued by the Department of Commerce wherein besides the quantitative restriction imposed on import of Moong, Peas, Urad and Toor Dal, it has been notified that the restrictions shall not apply to Government’s import commitments under any Bilateral or Regional Agreement or MOU.

Accordingly 1 ,75, 000 MT of pulses to be imported from Mozambique, during the fiscal year 2019-20 is allowed for import, subject to the following conditions:

a.Import will be allowed only through (i) Mumbai, (ii) Tuticorin, (iii) Chennai, (iv) Kolkataand (v) Hazira

b.Import will be subject to production of “Certificate of Origin”

c.While providing the Origin Certificate, the designated authority will send a scanned copy of the certificate to mohapatra.[email protected] and [email protected]

d.The importer here in India will send a mail to DGFT with scanned copy of the Certificate for NOC. DGFT will compare both these documents and allow NOC to the applicant importer, based on which Customs will clear the consignments.   

[Trade Notice No. 07/2019-2020]

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