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The Condition for the Import of Melon Seeds is Amended by DGFT



DGFT vide Notification No. 05/2023 dated April 5, 2024, revised the state of the Import Strategy of Melon Seeds under ITC (HS) Code 1207 70 90 in ITC (HS) Part 12, 2022, Rundown I (Import Strategy). ). Subsequently, the import of melon seeds under ITC (HS) code 12077090 is liberated from May 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024, according to the genuine client base   By the FSSAI Order of 15 March 2024, this Regulation is specifically designed for melon seed processors having a valid FSSAI production license. Goods imported/shipped/arrived but not cleared before 1st May 2024 may also apply and will be cleared between May 1, 2024, and June 30, 2024.

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From time to time, the Central Government shall amend its powers by sections 3 and 5 of the FTD&R Act 1992, as amended by Sections 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy FTP 2023. ) 2022 under Chapter 12 ITC (HS) 1207 70 90, Schedule I (Import Policy) condition is as follows:

ITC(HS) Code & Description   Import Policy Existing Policy Condition     Revised Policy Condition
12077090 Melon Seeds –Other Restricted Imports are subject to Policy Condition (4) of the Chapter.
  • Import subject to the policy condition of Chapter 4.
  • From 1 May 2024 to 30 June 2024, the Melon Seed Import Policy shall be 'Free'. The consignments with the "shipped on board" bill of lading issued up to 30 June 2024 shall be treated as "free" to import.
  • Only Melon Seed Processors shall be allowed to import based on actual usage.
  • Import is permitted only based on a valid FSSAI producer's license of melon seed as per FSSAI order RCD-12005/1/2021 - Regulatory-FSSAI-Part (2) (E-1638) dated 15.03.2024. 
  • All imports must be registered in the Melon Seed Import Tracking System (MS-IMS). 


The procedure for pre-registration of shipments of melon seeds under MS-IMS will be notified separately. 
The current restricted import policy in effect before the issuance of this notification 

Effect of this notification: Import of melon seeds under ITC(HS) code 12077090 is 'free' on the actual user base from 01.05.2024 to 30.06.2024 for melon seed processors having valid FSSAI production license as per FSSAI order dated. March 15, 2024. It is also possible to import between 01.05.2024 and 30.06.2024 goods that have arrived but have not been cleared by customs before 01.05.2024.

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