India - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards 2016


Report Highlights: Throughout calendar year 2015, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued multiple final and draft amendments related to food additive and standards, contaminants and toxins, and labeling and packaging regulations. The Ministry of Agriculture also issued final health certificates for pork and pork products, bovine frozen semen, in vivo bovine embryos and live bovines.

Disclaimer This report was prepared by U.S. Embassy New Delhi’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) to serve as a reference guide for stakeholders wishing to export food and agricultural products to India. While the OAA makes every effort to describe existing regulations accurately, exporters are strongly advised to always verify import requirements with their customers prior to shipment. THIS REPORT HAS NOT BEEN OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (GOI). IMPORT APPROVAL FOR ANY PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO LOCAL RULES AND REGULATIONS AS INTERPRETED BY INDIAN BORDER OFFICIALS AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

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