Rice exports to certain European nations exempted from inspection certificate for another 6 months

India on Tuesday deferred the mandatory requirement of a certificate of inspection by export inspection agencies for shipping both basmati and non-basmati rice to certain European countries by six more months.

Earlier on May 29, 2023, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has announced the move for six months.

Amending a notification dated May 29, 2023, the DGFT said that export of rice (basmati and non-basmati) to EU member states and other European countries namely UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland “only” will require certificate of inspection from Export Inspection Council/Export Inspection Agency.

“Export to remaining European countries will not require a certificate of inspection by the Export Inspection Council (EIC)/Export Inspection Agency for export from the date of this notification for a period of six months,” the DGFT notification said.

EIC is the official export certification body of India which ensures quality and safety of products exported from India.

This article has been republished from The Zeenews.

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