The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has issued a notice of extension of requirement of health certificate accompanying food imports.
The CBIC has drawn attention to the FSSAI order dated 3rd August, 2022 that required an FBO importing Milk & Milk products, Fish & Fish products, and Pork & Pork Products to obtain a Health Certificate. The CBIC has also stated that by an order dated 10th January, 2023 FSSAI had extended the time for the implementation of this requirement till 1st March, 2023. Subsequently, by an order dated 24th February, 2023, FSSAI has again deferred the implementation of this requirement until further orders.
All Principal Chief Commissioner/ Chief Commissioner, Principal Director General /Director General, Pr. Commissioners/Commissioners, Pr. Addl. DG/ Addl. Director Generals, under CBIC are instructed to inform the officers under their jurisdiction to implement the above.