(To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section - 3, Sub-Section (ii))

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Udyog Bhawan

 

Notification No 82 (RE – 2010)/2009-2014

New Delhi, Dated : 31st October, 2011

 

Subject: Amendment in chapter 2 of ITC(HS) relating to  export of meat.

S.O.(E)             In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No.22 of 1992) read with Para 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014 (as amended from time to time), the Central Government hereby substitutes  the existing Chapter 2  of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items, as amended from time to time.  This will be with immediate effect.

2.   Chapter 2 of Schedule 2 of ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items, will be as under:

Chapter - 2

Meat and Edible Meat Offal

Note 1 Beef includes meat and edible offal of cows, oxens and calf

Note 2 Offal includes heart, liver, tongue, kidneys and other organs.

Note 3  The export of chilled and frozen meat shall be allowed subject to the provision specified to the gazette notification on raw meat (chilled and frozen) under Export ( Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963.  Offals of buffalo too are subject to the same conditions of quality control and inspection.  Laboratories duly recognized by APEDA, as well as in-house laboratories attached under the abattoirs cum meat processing plants registered with APEDA and Agency approved labs, may also be used to conduct the necessary tests for confirmation of quality under the supervision of the designated veterinary authority of the State.  On the basis of these tests and inspections carried out by Veterinarians, duly registered under the Indian Veterinary Council Act 1984, employed by the exporting unit and supervised by the designated veterinary authority of the State, the veterinary Health Certificate may be issued by the designated authorities of the state.

 Note 4 Export of canned meat products shall be subject to preshipment inspection either by the State Directorate of Animal Husbandry or Export Inspection Agency or Directorate of Marketing and Inspection Government of India or Municipal Corporation of Delhi(MCD) (added by Notification No. 48 dated 18.5.2011) in accordance with either the standards prevalent in the exporting country or standards prescribed under the Meat Food Products Order, 1973 under Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963 or orders made thereunder.

Note 5. Exports of gonads and other reproductive organs of buffaloes and the germplasm of cattle and buffaloes in heading 0511 require an export licence.

Note 6.  Export of meat and meat products will be allowed subject to the exporter furnishing a declaration, attached with copies of valid APEDA Plant Registration Certificate(s) to the customs at the time of exports  that the above items have been obtained/ sourced from an APEDA registered integrated abattoir or from APEDA registered meat processing plant which sources raw material exclusively from   APEDA registered integrated abattoir/abattoir.

Note 7. On the cartons for  export of meat , the following details shall compulsorily be mentioned:-

(i)  Name of the Product.

(ii) Country of Origin

(iii) APEDA Plant Registration No.

(iv) Name of the exporter .

(added by Notification No 58  dated 31.03.06)

Note 8.  The designated veterinary authority of the State where meat processing unit is located, may issue the certificate on the basis of the inspections carried out by Veterinarians duly registered under the Indian Veterinary Council Act 1984 employed by the exporting unit and supervised by the designated veterinary authority of the State.  The Inspection Fee prescribed under the Export of Raw Meat (Chilled / Frozen) (Quality Control and Inspection) Rules, 1992 shall continue to be paid by the exporting unit to the Agency as currently applicable.

S.No.

Tariff Item HS Code

Unit

Item Description

Export Policy

Nature of Restriction

18

0201 10 00

0201 20 00

0201 30 00

0202 10 00

0202 20 00

0202 30 00

kg

Beef of cows, oxen and calf

Prohibited

Not permitted to be exported

 

 

19 (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 (b)

 

0201

 

0201 10 00

 

 

0201 20 00

 

 

0202

 

0202 10 00

 

0202 20 00

 

 

 

0201 30 00

 

 

 

0202 30 00

 

Kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kg

Meat of buffalo (both male and female) fresh and chilled.

Carcasses and half carcasses

 

Other cuts with bone in.

 

 

Meat of buffalo (both male and female) frozen

Carcasses and half carcasses

Other cuts with bone in

 

Boneless meat of buffalo

(both male and female)

  fresh and chilled

Boneless meat of buffalo (both male and female) frozen

 

 

 

(Notification No. 30 dated 21.8.2006)

 

 

Prohibited

 

 

Prohibited

 

 

 

 

Prohibited

Prohibited

 

Free

 

 

 

Not permitted to be exported.

 

Not permitted to be exported

 

 

 

 

 

Not permitted to be exported.

Not permitted to be exported.

 

1. Export allowed on production of a certificate from the designated veterinary authority of the State, from which the meat or offals emanate, to the effect that the meat or offals are from buffaloes not used for breeding and milch purposes.

2. Quality control and inspection under Note 3 and 4 respectively as well as condition stipulated at Note 6 and 8 above are required to be fulfilled.

20

0204 10 00

0204 21 00

0204 22 00

0204 23 00

0204 30 00

0204 41 00

0204 42 00

0204 43 00

Kg

Meat of Indian sheep

 

(Notification No. 46 dated 20.02.2007)

Free

Quality control and inspection under Note 3 and 4 respectively as well as condition stipulated at  Note 6 above are  required to be fulfilled.

21

0204 50 00 

 

 

Kg

Meat of Indian Goat.

 

(Notification No. 46 dated 20.02.2007)

Free

Quality control and inspection under Note 3 and 4 respectively as well as condition stipulated at  Note 6 above are  required to be fulfilled.

22

0206 10 00

0206 21 00

0206 22 00

0206 29 00

0210 20 00

kg

Beef in the form of offal of cows, oxen and calf

Prohibited

Not permitted to be exported

23

0206 10 00

0206 21 00

0206 22 00

0206 29 00

0210 20 00

kg

Offal of buffalo except gonads and reproductive  organs

Free

1. Export allowed on production of a certificate from the designated veterinary authority of the State, from which the meat or offals emanate, to the effect that the meat or offals are from buffaloes not used for breeding and milch purposes.

2. Quality control and inspection under Note 3 and 4 respectively as well as condition stipulated at Note 6 and 8 above are required to be fulfilled.

24

0206 80 10

0206 90 10

kg

Offal of Indian sheep

Free

Quality control and inspection under Note 3 and 4 respectively as well as condition stipulated at  Note 6 above are  required to be fulfilled.

25

0206 80 10

0206 90 10

kg

Offal of Indian Goat

Free

Quality control and inspection under Note 3 and 4 respectively as well as condition stipulated at  Note 6 above are  required to be fulfilled.

 

5. Effect of this notification:

(i)         All the amendments/changes made in Chapter 2 between August 2009 and September 2011 have been incorporated in this notification to make it comprehensive.

 (ii)       Exporters would now be required certify both (a) that  the items have been obtained/sourced from an APEDA registered integrated abattoir or from APEDA registered meat processing plant and (b) that the raw material have been sourced exclusively from APEDA registered integrated abattoir/abattoir.

(iii)         Designated Veterinary Authority of the State are now authorized to issue the certificate on the basis of the inspections carried out by Veterinarians duly registered under the Indian Veterinary Council Act 1984 employed by the exporting unit in relevant    laboratories.           

 

(Anup K. Pujari)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

 

(Issued from F.No.01/91/171/12/AM05/PC-III/ Export Cell)