On October 31, 2012, The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) gave further extension to the clearance of imported alcoholic beverages.
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GAIN Report Number: IN2146
Post: New Delhi
Extension to Clearance of Imported Alcoholic Beverages
FAIRS Subject Report
On October 31, 2012, The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) gave further
extension to the clearance of imported alcoholic beverages via letter no.1/2008/Import Safety/ FSSAI
on its website.
Introduction: In continuation to the previous letter of July 19, 2012 issued by FSSAI - the Food Safety
and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) gave further extension to the clearance process pertaining to
alcoholic beverages on its website. The guidelines state that minor labeling “defects” may be corrected
at the customs warehouse under the supervision of the customs department for another three months.
The policy is in effect until January 20, 2012, or until FSSAI issues official guidelines. This procedure
will enable importers of alcoholic beverages to correct inconsistencies in labeling after products arrive
Disclaimer: This report presents the link to 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.
Publication Date: October 31, 2012
Notification to the WTO: Not notified to date.
Valid Till: Three months from date of issue of this letter or notification of FSSAI’s Rules/Regulations,
whichever is earlier.
Effective Date: October 20, 2012
Products Affected: Alcoholic Beverages
Agency in Charge: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, GOI
The full text of this announcement can be accessed on the internet by following this link FSSAI
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