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Body INSTRUCTION NO. 13/2020-CUSTOMS F.No.401/21/2020-Cus.III Dated 20th of July, 2020

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

(Single Window Project)

To,

All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive) All Principal Chief Commissioners/Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Taxes, GST All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs/Customs (Preventive)

All Principal Commissioners/Commissioners of Customs & Central Taxes, GST

Subject: Regulation of Import of Livestock products and Livestock Importation Act, 1898 and Amendments made from time to time - Revised Testing Requirement - Reg.

Madam/Sir,

Kind attention is drawn to Office Memorandum dated 15.07.2020 issued vide File No. L-110110/1/2020-Trade(E-14819) by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying on the mentioned subject (copy enclosed). The operative part i.e. para 3 of the O.M. is reiterated below:

"3. To Facilitate "Ease of Doing Business" and early clearance of imported consignments of livestock products, no custom sealed sample will be required / collected by AQCS for clearance of imported consignments under No Testing (NT) category. These imported consignments will be granted AQCS clearance on the Single Window System (SWS) based on Veterinary Health Certificate uploaded on the SWS along with other relevant documents while filing Bill of Entry by the importer."

2. Suitable instructions may be issued for mandatory compliance by the departmental officers and the trade.

3. Any issued faced in implementation of this instruction may be brought to the notice of the Board.

Encl: As above.

(Babu Lal Meena)

Deputy Commissioner,

Single Window Project, Cus.III

File No. L-110110/1/2020-Trade (E-14819)

Government of India

Ministry of Fisheries,

Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi,

Dated the 15 July 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regulation of import of livestock products under the Livestock Importation Act, 1898 and amendments made from time to time -regarding.

This Department is regulating import of livestock and livestock products under the Livestock Importation Act, 1898. As stated in this Department's O.M. No. 109-36/2014-Trade, dated 12th May, 2015, under the annexure-l for Risk Management System, presently the Animal Quarantine and Certification Sen/ices (AQCS) officials are also inspecting the custom sealed samples of goods for physical identification purpose.

2. Out of total 699 Custom Tariff Heads (CTHs) lines, presently mapped with AQCS for Risk Management, the 272 Custom Tariff Heads (CTHs) lines fall under "No Testing" category (list enclosed)

3. To facilitate "Ease of Doing Business" and early clearance of imported consignments of livestock products, no custom sealed sample will be required / collected by AQCS for clearance of imported consignments under No Testing (NT) category. These imported consignments will be granted AQCS clearance on the Single Window System (SWS) based on Veterinary Health Certificate uploaded on the SWS along with other relevant documents while filing Bill of Entry by the importers.

4. Office of Customs, Department of Revenue may ensure themselves the physical identification of imported consignments for these 272 Custom Tariff Heads (CTHs) lines under "No Testing" category as per their extant laws and regulations to ensure compliance.

5. This O.M.. especially the operative para 3 as above, will come into force with immediate effect.

6. This has the approval of the Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Encls.: As above.

(G.N. Singh)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

Tel:011-23389620

e mail: gn.singh13@nic.in

Contd.

Tariff line covered under No Testing (NT) Category
Sr. No ITC HS code Description of tariff line

1.

03011900

Other

2.

03019200

Eels (Anguilla spp.)

3.

03019300

Carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus)

4.

03019500

Southern bluefin tunas (Thunnus maccoyii)

5.

03019900

Other

6.

03021300

Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus, kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus).

7.

03021400

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho)

8.

03021900

Other

9.

03022100

Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, Hippoglossus stenolepis)

10.

03022200

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

11.

03022300

Sole (Solea spp.)

12.

03022400

Turbots (Psetta maxima, Scophthalmidae)

13.

03022900

Other

14.

03023100

Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)

15.

03023200

Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)

16.

03023300

Skipjack or stripe-bellied bonito

17.

03023400

Bigeye tunas (Thunnus obesus)

18.

03023500

Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tunas (Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis)

19.

03023600

Southern bluefin tunas (Thunnus maccoyii)

20.

03023900

Other

21.

03024100

Herrings (Clupea harengus,Clupea pallasii)

22.

03024200

Anchovies (Engraulis spp.)

23.

03024400

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber austral asicus, Scomber, japonicus)

24.

03024500

Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)

25.

03024600

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

26.

03024700

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

27.

03025100

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)

28.

03025200

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

29.

03025300

Coalfish (Pollachius virens)

30.

03025400

Hake (Merluccius spp., Urophycis spp.)

31.

03025500

Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)

32.

03025600

Blue whitings (Micromesistius poutassou, Micromesistius australis)

33.

03025900

No item found

34.

03027100

Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.)

35.

03027200

Catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.)

36.

03027300

Carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp.,Mylopharyngodon piceus)

37.

03027400

Eels (Anguilla spp.)

38.

03027900

Other

39.

03028100

Dogfish and other sharks

40.

03028200

Rays and skates (Rajidae)

41.

03028300

Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)

42.

03028400

Seabass (Dicentrarchus spp.)

43.

03028500

Seabream (Sparidae)

44.

03028910

Hilsa

45.

03028920

Dara

46.

03028930

Pomfret

47.

03028990

Other

48.

03031100

Sockeye salmon (red salmon) (Oncorhynchus nerka)

49.

03031400

Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarkia, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)

50.

03031900

Other

51.

03032300

Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.)

52.

03032500

Carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus)

53.

03032600

Eels (Anguilla spp.)

54.

03032900

Other

55.

03033200

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

56.

03033300

Sole (Solea spp.)

57.

03033400

Turbots (Psetta maxima, Scophthalmidae)

58.

03033900

Other

59.

03034100

Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)

60.

03034200

Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)

61.

03034300

Skipjack or stripe-bellied bonito

62.

03034400

Bigeye tunas (thunnus obesus)

63.

03034500

Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tunas (Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis)

64.

03034600

Southern bluefin tunas (thunnus maccoyii)

65.

03034900

Other

66.

03035400

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber austral asicus, Scomber japonicus)

67.

03035500

Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)

68.

03035600

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

69.

03035700

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

70.

03036300

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)

71.

03036400

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

72.

03036500

Coalfish (Pollachius virens)

73.

03036600

Hake (Merluccius spp., Urophycis spp.)

74.

03036700

Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)

75.

03036800

Blue whitings (Micromesistius poutassou, Micromesistius australis)

76.

03036900

Other

77.

03038110

Dogfish

78.

03038190

Other sharks

79.

03038300

Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)

80.

03038400

Seabass (Dicentrarchus spp.)

81.

03038910

Hilsa

82.

03038920

Dara

83.

03038930

Ribbon fish

84.

03038940

Seer

85.

03038950

Pomfret (white or silver or black)

86.

03038960

Ghole

87.

03038970

Threadfin

88.

03038980

Croackers, groupers, flounders

89.

03038992

No item found

90.

03043100

Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.)

91.

03043200

Catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp.,Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.)

92.

03043300

Nile Perch (Lates niloticus)

93.

03043900

Other

94.

03044400

Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae

95.

03044500

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

96.

03044600

Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)

97.

03044910

Hilsa

98.

03044930

Seer

99.

03044940

Tuna

100.

03044990

Other

101.

03045300

Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae

102.

03045400

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

103.

03045500

Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)

104.

03045910

Hilsa

105.

03045930

Seer

106.

03045940

Tuna

107.

03045990

Other

108.

03046200

Catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp.,Ictalurus spp.)

109.

03046300

Nile Perch (Lates niloticus)

110.

03046900

Other

111.

03047100

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)

112.

03047200

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

113.

03047300

Coalfish (Pollachius virens)

114.

03047400

Hake (Merluccius spp., Urophycis spp.)

115.

03047500

Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)

116.

03047900

Other

117.

03048200

Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarkii, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)

118.

03048300

Flat fish (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae,Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae)

119.

03048400

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

120.

03048500

Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)

121.

03048600

Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii)

122.

03048910

Hilsa

123.

03048930

Seer

124.

03048990

Other

125.

03049100

Swordfish ( Xiphias gladius )

126.

03049200

Toothfish ( Dissostichus spp.)

127.

03049500

Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae,Moridae and Muraeno-lepididae, other than Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)

128.

03049900

Other

129.

03051000

Flours, meals and pellets, of fish fit for human consumption

130.

03053100

Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp.,Ictalurus spp.),carp (Cyprinus carpio,Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus),eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

131.

03053900

Other

132.

03054200

Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii)

133.

03054400

Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp.,Ictalurus spp.),carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

134.

03054900

Other

135.

03055100

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)

136.

03055910

Mumbai Duck

137.

03055920

Seer without head

138.

03055930

Sprats

139.

03055990

Other

140.

03056100

Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii)

141.

03056200

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)

142.

03056400

Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

143.

03056910

Mumbai duck

144.

03056920

Seer without head

145.

03056930

Sprats

146.

03056990

Other

147.

03057100

Shark fins

148.

03057200

Fish heads, tails and maws

149.

03057900

Other

150.

03061100

Rock lobster and other sea craw fish (Palinurus spp., Panulirus spp., Jasus spp.)

151.

03061210

Whole cooked

152.

03061290

Other

153.

03061400

Crabs

154.

03061500

Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus)

155.

03061610

Accelerated Freeze Dried(AFD)

156.

03061690

Other

157.

03061711

Accelerated Freeze Dried(AFD)

158.

03061719

Other

159.

03061790

Other

160.

03061900

Other, including flours, meals and pellets, of crustaceans, fit for human consumption

161.

03071100

Live, fresh or chilled

162.

03071900

Other

163.

03072900

Other

164.

03073100

Live, fresh or chilled

165.

03073910

Clams, clam meat (bivalves-Victorita, spp., Mertrix spp. and Katalysia spp.)

166.

03073990

Other

167.

03074920

Whole squids, frozen

168.

03074930

Dried squids

169.

03074990

Other

170.

03075100

Live, fresh or chilled

171.

03075900

Other

172.

03076000

Snails, other than sea snails

173.

03077100

Live, fresh or chilled

174.

03077900

Other

175.

03079100

Live, fresh or chilled

176.

03079900

Other

177.

03081100

Live, fresh or chilled

178.

03081900

Other

179.

03082100

Live, fresh or chilled

180.

03082900

Other

181.

03083010

Live, fresh or chilled

182.

03083020

Dried, salted or frozen

183.

03089000

Other

184.

04063000

Processed Cheese not grated or powdered

185.

04064000

Blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti

186.

04069000

Other cheese

187.

04071100

Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus

188.

04071910

Of ducks

189.

04100010

Of Wild animals

190.

05040039

Other

191.

05051010

Of wild birds

192.

05051090

Other

193.

05059010

Peacock tail and wing feather (trimmed or not)

194.

05059021

Of wild birds

195.

05059029

Other

196.

05059031

Of wild birds

197.

05059039

Other

198.

05059091

Of wild birds

199.

05059099

Other

200.

05100010

Bezoar, cow (goolochan)

201.

05100020

Ox Gallstone

202.

05100091

Of wild animals

203.

05100099

Other

204.

15021010

Mutton tallow

205.

15021090

Other

206.

15029010

Unrendered fats

207.

15029020

Rendered fats or solvent extraction fats

208.

15029090

Other

209.

15030000

Lard Stearin, Lard Oil, Oleostearin, Oleo-Oil and Tallow Oil, not emulsified or mixed or otherwise prepared

210.

15041099

Other

211.

15042030

Sperm oil

212.

15042090

Other

213.

15043000

Fats and oils and their fractions, of marine mammals

214.

15060010

Neats Foot oil and fats from bone or waste

215.

15060090

Other

216.

15161000

Animal fats and oils and their fractions

217.

15171010

Of animal origin

218.

15179030

Imitation lard of animal origin

219.

15180040

Other

220.

15220010

Degras

221.

15220020

Soap stocks

222.

15220090

Other

223.

21039090

Other

224.

21041010

Dried

225.

21041090

Other

226.

21042000

Homogenised composite food preparations

227.

21061000

Protein concentrates and textured protein substances

228.

30012090

Other

229.

30029030

Animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses

230.

30039090

Other

231.

31010091

Animal dung

232.

35011000

Casein

233.

35019000

Other

234.

35030010

Isinglass

235.

35030090

Other

236.

35040099

Other

237.

41012090

Other

238.

41015020

Of buffalo, including buffalo calf

239.

41019010

Of cow, including cow calf

240.

41019090

Other

241.

41022130

Lamb pelt

242.

41022910

Sheep skins

243.

41022920

Lamb skins

244.

41039000

Other

245.

41041100

Full gains, unsplit; grain splits

246.

41041900

Other

247.

41064000

Of reptiles

248.

41133000

Of reptiles

249.

41139000

Others

250.

41141000

Chamois (including combination chamois) leather

251.

41142010

Patent leather and patent laminated leather

252.

41142020

Metallised leather

253.

41151000

Composition leather with a basis of leather or leather fiber , in slabs, sheets or strip, whether or not in rolls

254.

41152010

Cuttings of leather

255.

41152090

Other

256.

43011000

Of mink, whole, with or without head, tail or paws

257.

43013000

Of lamb, the following: Astrakhan, Broadtail, Caracul, Persian and Similar lamb, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian or Tibetan lamb, whole, with or without head, tail or paws

258.

43016000

Of fox, whole, with or without head, tail or paws

259.

43018000

Other furskins, whole, with or without head, tail or paws

260.

43019000

Heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings, suitable for furriers' use

261.

51011100

Shorn wool

262.

51011900

Other

263.

51021190

Other

264.

51021910

Marine Angora

265.

51022090

Other (excluding pig & boar bristles)

266.

51031090

Other

267.

51032090

Other

268.

96019010

Worked tortoise-shell and articles thereof

269.

96019020

Worked mother-of-pearl and articles thereof

270.

96019030

Worked bone (excluding whale bone) and articles thereof

271.

96019040

Worked horn, coral and other animal carving material and articles thereof

272.

96020030

Gelatin capsules, empty