Import of Human Embryo Prohibited in India except for research

By | November 10, 2015

To be Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II,Section – 3, Sub-Section (ii))

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Notification No.25/2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated: 26th October, 2015

Subject: Amendment in import policy of Human Embryo classified under Exim Code 0511 99 99 of Chapter 05 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy).

S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of FT (D&R) Act, 1992, read with paragraph 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby amends the import policy of ‘Human Embryo’ classified under Exim Code 0511 99 99 of Chapter 05 of ITC (HS), 2012 – Schedule – 1 (Import Policy).

2. Import policy of the item ‘Human Embryo’ classified under EXIM Code 0511 99 99 in Chapter 05 of ITC (HS), 2012 Schedule I (Import Policy) is revised from “free” subject to a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)” to “Prohibited’ except for research purposes based on the guidelines of the Department of Health Research. After revision, the import policy is as under:

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 3. Effect of this Notification: Import policy of the item ‘Human Embryo’ classified under EXIM Code 0511 99 99 has been changed from “free” subject to a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)” to “Prohibited’ except for research purposes based on the guidelines of the Department of Health Research.

(Anup Wadhawan)

Director General of Foreign Trade

[Issued from F.No. 01/89/180/01/AM-16/PC-2 (A)]

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