Govt. Notification

Notification No. 99/2011-Customs

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Notification No. 99/2011-Customs


New Delhi dated the 9th November, 2011


G.S.R.    (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notifications of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 51/2008-Customs, dated the 21st April, 2008 [G.S.R. 297 (E), dated the 21st April, 2008] and No. 85/2011-Customs dated 6th September, 2011[G.S.R.662 (E), dated the 6th September, 2011], except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in public interest so to do, hereby exempts all goods other than those mentioned in the ANNEXURE to this notification, from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon under the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), when imported into India from a country listed in APPENDIX to this notification.


            Provided that the importer proves to the satisfaction of the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, that the goods, in respect of which the benefit of this exemption is claimed, are of the origin of the country listed in the APPENDIX in accordance with the Rules of Determination of Origin of Goods under the Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA), 2006, published in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department Revenue) No 75/2006-Customs, (NT) dated the 30th June,2006.



S. No. HS Code Description
(1) (2) (3)
1 2203 to 2206 All goods
2 220710 All goods
3 2208 All goods
4 Chapter 24 All goods



S. No. Country
(1) (2)
1. People’s Republic of Bangladesh
2. Kingdom of Bhutan
3. Republic of Maldives
4. Nepal
5. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


[F.No. 354/42/2002-TRU (Pt.)]

(Raj Kumar Digvijay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



Food Safety and Standards Act

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In exercise of the powers vested in the Food Authority under section 43(1) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, read with sub regulation 6 of regulation 11 of Chapter VII of Food Safety and Standards (Food Import) Regulations 2017, the Bangladesh Standard and Testing In Institution (BSTI), Dhaka, Bangladesh, is hereby authorized to issue Certificate of the test analysis for the food products enumerated in the Annexure 1 for the purpose of import into India.

The test analysis certificates issued by BSTI shall be accepted by the authorities in India dealing in food import.

Copy to:
1. High Commission of Bangladesh
2. Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI)- with the request to send specimen copy of signature of the authority issuing certificate.
3. Shri. Bhupinder S. Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110002.
4. Director (Customs), Room No. 159A, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, North Block, New Delhi-1100010 with request to circulate this notification amongst all officials of Customs Department working as Authorized Officers.
5. All Authorized Officers, FSSAI- with request to inform their respective port trusts.
6. CITOP, FSSAI for publication on the FSSAI Website.

Annexure 1

Food Products

1. Fruit Juice
2. Jam
3. Jelly
4. Marmalade
5. Pickles
6. Chutney
7. Fruit Drinks
8. Sauce
9. Tomato Ketchup
10. Fruit Syrup
11. Fruit Squash
12. Fruit Cordiqal
13. Edible Gel
14. Tomato Paste
15. Biscuits
16. Chanachur
17. Noodles
18. Instant Noodles
19. Water
20. Soft Drink Powder
21. Carbonated beverages