It’s a good time to importers as there’s a new update on importing seeds of watermelon. According to the most recent update, DGFT has launched a new notice for the importation of watermelon seeds. This article reviews the latest changes regarding the importation of seeds from watermelon.
DGFT notification allows unlimited import of watermelon seeds To allow the importation of watermelon seeds into Kandla and Mundra Ports until September 30th 2022 The Director General for Foreign Trade (DGFT) has notified a change of the Import Policy Conditions under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 (FTP). Imports of watermelon seeds were limited to the 30th of September, 2022 according to the previous regulations.
The DGFT issued the notice that watermelon seeds that are made before the 30th of September, 2022 from exporting countries could be allowed for clearance through Indian Customs ports. If you submit the Bill of Entry is submitted and the items are handed over to customs officials to be inspected by October 31st, 2022, shipment are classified as cleared.
Impact of “Unrestricted” Status for Import of Watermelon Seeds The seeds of watermelon with an ITC(HS) number 12077090 could currently be imported until September 30th 2022. However, only those ports in Mundra (INMUN1) or Kandla (INIXY1) are able to be used to transfer of watermelon seeds, as per the announcement.
Other Eligibility Criteria for Import of Watermelon Seeds Importer must be registered with IEC Code as well as AD Code Registration
One application per IEC will be considered.
In the same way, only one application for AD Code Registration will be registered for a port in the most recent update – only one AD Code Registration for all ports
Consignments of imports must reach Indian ports before September 30, 2022.