Import of Agricultural Commodities into India
Relaxation of fumigation regulations for Import of Agricultural Commodities into India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, has decided to extend the relaxation of fumigation regulations for import of agricultural commodities for which fumigation treatment with Methyl Bromide is stipulated in the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003 (PQ Order, 2003) till 31st December 2018, on the following conditions:
i) The date of Bill of Lading in the country of export may be 31st December 2018 or before;
ii) If fumigation treatment with Methyl Bromide is stipulated for that commodity in the PQ Order, 2003, it will be allowed without offshore Methyl Bromide fumigation from those countries, which certify discontinuance of this chemical for Phytosanitary measures;
iii) Penal fee in respect of those consignments will be charged, as prescribed in the PQ Order 2003;
iv) The other conditions mentioned in the Ministry’s Letter No. 8-65/2012-PP.II dated 30th October 2014 on the subject will remain unchanged;
v) Non-compliance reported in the import of such plants and plant products consignments will be dealt as per the provisions of PQ Order, 2003.