NEWS: India publishes new requirements for selected imported food consignments

News from AAFC’s Market Access Secretariat

On August 3, 2022, The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released an order outlining additional health certificates required to accompany the below imported foods (one per category):

  • Milk and Milk products;
  • Pork and Pork Products; and
  • Fish and Fish Products.

The health certificates are to be issued by the Competent Authority in the exporting country as per the FSSAI format included in the order. The order will be effective from November 1, 2022.

Please see the official notification published to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

We are seeking your comments on India’s new requirement, as Canada intends to submit comments for India’s consideration. Please submit your comments to the Market Access Secretariat at aafc.mas-sam.aac@agr.gc.ca by September 16, 2022 at the latest.

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