Import regulations in major export markets for agro products from India on 8 September 2011 , IIFT Delhi . by Ms. Vidyottama Tripathi Asstt. Director, EIC. What are import regulations . Regulations are the mandatory requirement imposed by importing country before its entry
by Ms. Vidyottama TripathiAsstt. Director, EIC
1 Import in to border only possible if :
2 Products not allowed for import
EXPORT QUALITY CONTROL – A BACKGROUND from India
APHIS Import Authorization System
USDA through the Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) requires
Latin term for
“ Food Law” or
Under the Export (QC&I) Act 1963
Gazette notification S.O. no. 1025 and 1026 dated 19 April 1980 published by Ministry of Commerce and Civil supplies notification
The inspection of Basmati Rice shall be carried out to ascertain that the same conforms to the standard specification recognized under section 6 of the Act.
Notice of Intimation:
The exporter shall submit the following at the nearest office of EIA
Place of Inspection
Make homogeneous composite sample weighing about 3.5 Kgs.
Certification of Inspection
The unit having all requisite facilities may submit an application in a prescribed proforma to the nearest EIA office along with following documents.
Levels Permitted in food:
PFA USFDA EU
Methods of Analysis:
(EC 1881/2006) setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs regards aflatoxins followed
Ministry of agriculture has received complaints regarding presence of khapra beetle in the rice being exported to U.S.A.
A series of meeting pertaining to same, have taken place between EIA/EIC, Agricultural and processed food products export development authority(APEDA), Directorate of plant protection, quarintine and warehouse(DPPQS), Ministry of agriculture.
As a results of this all establishment intending ot export ot USA need prior approval
Detentions of Indian Consignments in USA Residues in Foods
From December 1, 1986, through May 31, 1987, 25 of 34 shipments of Basmati rice from India (73%) were detained for filth (rodent, insect, bird, extraneous materials). Of the 25 detentions, 12 were for rodent filth or rodent and insect filth, 12 were for insect filth or insect filth and extraneous materials, and 1 for insect and bird filth..