Body Instruction No. 08/2023-Customs, F.No. 401/66/2022-Cus-III, Dated 3rd March, 2023

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

(Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs)


All Principal Chief Commissioner/ Chief Commissioner,

Principal Director General /Director General,

Pr. Commissioners/Commissioners,

Pr. Addl. DG/ Addl. Director Generals, under CBIC

Subject: - Extension of requirement of Health Certificate accompanied with the import of food consignments-reg.

Reference is drawn to Board's Instruction No 18/2022-Customs dt. 12.08.2022 read with Nos. 26/2022-Customs dt. 06.10.2022, 32/2022-Customs dated 28.11.2022 and 04/2023-Customs dated 27.01.2023 relating to the requirement of Health Certificate to be accompanied with the import of certain food consignments.

2. In this regard, FSSAI Order dated 24.02.2023 (copy enclosed) has informed that the considering the representations from various countries and other stakeholders, the implementation of the FSSAI's order issued vide F.No.1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/Imports-2021 dated 03.08.2022 is deferred till further orders.

3. It is requested that the necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction.

4. The difficulties, if any, in the implementation of this Instruction may please be brought to the notice of the Board.

5. Hindi version follows.

Encl: as above

(Manish Kumar Choudhary)



Tele: 011 23094012

F. No. 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/lmports-2021

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

(A Statutory Authority established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006)

(Import Division)

FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road. New Delhi- 110002

Dated 24th February, 2023


Subject: - Extension of Requirement of Health Certificate to be accompanied with the import of food consignments-reg.

In continuation to Order no. 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/lmports-2021 dated 3rd August, 2022 and subsequent extension Order vide no.TIC-20012/2021-IMPORTS-FSSAI (E 2475) dated 10th January, 2023, this office is in receipt of representations from various countries and other stakeholders. Considering these representations, the date of implementation of the said order is extended till further Order.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Manvesh Kumar)

Director (Import)