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New Dairy Rules Tighten Imports

09 August 2013

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

INDIA – Exporters involved in shipping dairy products to the Indian market should ensure that their products can be cleared under new revised requirements.

This warning has come from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the USDA which confirmed an alteration in Indian dairy import regulations last week.

Harmonized Tariff Schedules have been broadened to cover a greater number of dairy goods, including products containing dairy ingredients, FAS has explained.

The report added that US meat and seafood shipments are unlikely tohave their already limited market access denied by this latest decision. 

A FAS spokesmen said: "The Office of Agricultural Affairs understands that, previously, the ministry’s dairy import requirements only applied to products classified in Chapter 4 of the HTS. Because U.S. certifying authorities were unable to meet certain certification requirements, dairy products classified under Chapter 4 effectively had no market access in India, while dairy products and ingredients falling under other HTS chapters could be exported to India.

"This new announcement appears to broaden the number of products that will be subject to the Ministry of Agriculture’s dairy import requirements, particularly products that fall under Chapter 21 of the HTS. The announcement does not specify which products are affected, nor does it define which products are considered dairy products."

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