Ban on Imports of Milk and Milk Products from China

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Posted on: 29 Jul 2012

On July 2, 2012, the Government of India extended the import prohibition on milk and milk products from China for a period of one year.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 7/6/2012 GAIN Report Number: IN2092 India Post: New Delhi India Extends Ban on Imports of Milk and Milk Products from China Report Categories: Dairy and Products Approved By: Thom Wright Prepared By: Ritambhara Singh Report Highlights: On July 2, 2012, the Government of India extended the import prohibition on milk and milk products from China for a period of one year. This ban includes milk and milk products including chocolates and chocolate products, candies, and confectionary or food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient that have originated in China. General Information: Introduction: The Government of India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, issued a Gazette notification on July 2, 2012, extending its ongoing prohibition on imports of milk and milk products from China. The ban includes chocolates and chocolate products, candies, and confectionary or food preparations with milk or milk solids. This extension is valid until June 23, 2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Disclaimer: This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcement and therefore should not under any circumstances be viewed as a definitive reading of the regulation in question, or of its implications for U.S. agricultural export trade interests. Type of Regulation: Final Details on the final Gazette notification No. 04 (RE-2012)2009-2014: Publication Date: July 2, 2012 Date of Implementation: Immediate Date of Expiry: June 23, 2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. WTO Notification Date: Not notified (as of July 6, 2012) Products Affected: Milk and Milk products including chocolates and chocolate products, candies, confectionary or food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient. Agency in Charge: Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India (GOI). Proposed Changes: Notification (Text as published is attached) Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Udyog Bhawan Notification No.04 (RE – 2012)/2009-2014 New Delhi, Dated: 02.07.2012 Subject: - Subject: - Prohibition on import of milk and milk products from China. S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5, read along with Section 3(2) of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992, also read along with paragraph 2.1 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment. 2. The prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China was imposed vide Notification No. 46(RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 24th September, 2008, Notification No. 67(RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 1st December, 2008 and Notification No. 16/2004-2009 dated 3.1.2011 and extended from time to time. The latest extension was notified on 26.12.2011 by Notification No. 91 (RE-2010)/2009-2014. 3. This prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is extended till 23.6.2013 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. 4. Effect of this Notification: Prohibition on import of milk and milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionary/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is further extended till 23.6.2013 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. (Anup K. Pujari) Director General of Foreign Trade E-mail: dgft@nic.in (Issued from F.No.01/93/180/898/AM99/PC-2 (A)
Posted: 29 July 2012

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