Body Notification No. 05/2024, Dated 05th April, 2024

Subject:-Amendment in Import Policy Condition for Melon Seeds under ITC (HS) Code 1207 70 90 of Chapter-12 of ITC (HS), 2022, Schedule-I (Import Policy) -reg

S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 and section 5 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2023, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the policy condition under ITC (HS) 1207 70 90 of Chapter 12 of ITC (HS) 2022, Schedule-I(lmport Policy) as under:

ITC(HS) Code & Description Import Policy Existing Policy Condition Revised Policy Condition
12077090 Melon Seeds -Other Restricted Imports subject to Policy Condition (4) of the Chapter. I. Imports subject to Policy Condition (4) of the Chapter.

ii. Import Policy of Melon Seeds is 'Free' with effect from 01st May 2024 up to 30th June 2024. Consignments with 'shipped on board' Bill of lading issued till 30th June 2024 shall be treated as "Free" to import.

iii. Imports shall be permitted only on 'Actual User' basis to Processors of Melon Seeds only.

iv. Imports shall be permitted only against a valid FSSAI Manufacturer Licence for Melon Seeds in line with FSSAI Order RCD-12005/1/2021-Regulatory-FSSAI-Part(2) (E-1638) dated 15.03.2024.

v. All imports shall be subject to compulsory registration under Melon Seeds Import Monitoring System (MS-IMS).

2. Procedure in regard to prior registration of Melon Seed Consignments under MS-IMS shall be notified separately.

3. The existing 'Restricted' Import Policy, as it stands prior to the issuance of this Notification, shall be in effect starting from 1st July 2024, unless expressly amended by subsequent notification.

Effect of this Notification:

Import of Melon Seeds under ITC(HS) code 12077090 is 'Free' with effect from 1st May 2024 till 30th June 2024, on 'Actual User' basis to Processors of Melon Seeds having a valid FSSAI Manufacturing Licence in line FSSAI Order dated 15.03.2024. Goods imported/shipped/arrived but not cleared from Customs prior to 1st May 2024 may also be cleared during 1.5.2024 to 30.6.2024.

This is issued with the approval of the Minister of Commerce & Industry.

(Santosh Kumar Sarangi)

Director General of Foreign Trade

Ex-officio Additional Secretary,

Government of India


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