India: India's FSSAI Has a Reality Check and Extends the Compliance Timeline for Health Certificate Requirements for Imports of Milk and Pork and Fish Products
On January 10, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order pertaining to FSSAI Order TIC-20012/2/2021-IMPORTS-FSSAI (E-2475), extending for a second time, the effective compliance date. The new effective compliance date is now set for March 1, 2023 (the previous effective compliance date was January 1, 2023). The measure is intended to facilitate compliance by India’s trade partners with the FSSAI’s requirement that health certificates, issued by competent authority of the country of export, accompany imports of milk, pork and fish products. The FSSAI order states that the compliance timeline has been extended by two months as India's trading partners are in the process of determining how to comply with the measure's requirements.