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Regarding import of pets under Baggage: Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) - Abhishek Kadyan : Sukanya Kadyan

Regarding import of pets under Baggage: Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) - Abhishek Kadyan : Sukanya Kadyan

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Circular No.25 /2013 - Customs
 
F. No. 495/16/2012-Cus.VI
 
Government of IndiaMinistry of FinanceDepartment of RevenueCentral Board of Excise & Customs
 
*****Room No.253-A, North Block,New Delhi the 1
st
July, 2013.To,All Chief Commissioners of Customs,All Chief Commissioners of Customs (Preventive),
 
All Chief Commissioners of C.Ex. , Customs & S.Tax.
 
All Director Generals.Sir/Madam,
 
Subject: Import of Pets under Baggage
 –
reg.
 
Attention is invited to Board’s Circular No. 15/2013
- Customs dated08.04.2013 on the above cited subject.2. Board has received several representations regarding problems beingfaced in re-import of pets at airports. In this regard the undersigned is directedto inform that re-import of pets is not covered by Circular No. 15/2013 -Customs dated 08.04.2013. Therefore, it is clarified that re-import of pets asbaggage is allowed subject to establishment of identity of pets by Customsauthorities, production of the required health certificate from the country of export and examination of said pets by the concerned Quarantine Officer atthis end.
 
3. These instructions may be brought to the notice of the trade / airlines /carriers by issuing suitable Trade / Public Notices. Suitable Standingorders/instructions may be issued for the guidance of the field officers.4. Difficulties faced, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Boardimmediately. Yours faithfully,
 
(A.K. Goel)
 
STO (TU)
 
 
Circular No. 15 / 2013-CustomsF. No. 495/16/2012-Cus.VI
 
Government of IndiaMinistry of FinanceDepartment of RevenueCentral Board of Excise & Customs
 
*****Room No.253-A, North Block,New Delhi, 8
th
April, 2013.To,All Chief Commissioners of Customs,All Chief Commissioners of Customs (Preventive),
 
All Chief Commissioners of C.Ex. , Customs & S.Tax.
 
All Director Generals.Sir/Madam,
 
Subject: Import of Pets under Baggage
 –
reg.
 
Attention is invited to Board’s Circular No. 94/2002
- Customs dated 23.12.2002on the above cited subject wherein it was provided that import of pets upto twonumbers per passenger may be allowed at one time subject to the production of therequired health certificate from the country of origin and examination of the same bythe concerned Quarantine officer.
 
2. Board has re-examined the present policy of import of two pets by passengersin view of representations received in this regard. Accordingly, it has been decided toallow import of two pet animals as baggage only to persons transferring their residenceto India after two years of continuous stay abroad in terms of Baggage Rules 1998subject to production of the required health certificate from the country of origin andexamination of said pets by the concerned Quarantine Officer at this end. This newdispensation shall come into force with effect from 15
th
April 2013. Import of animals(pets) in general would continue to be governed by DGFT policy.
 
3.
Board’s Circular No. 94/2002
- Customs dated 23.12.2002 stands modifiedaccordingly to that extent.
 
4. These instructions may be brought to the notice of the trade/airlines/carriersby issuing suitable Trade / Public Notices. Suitable Standing orders/instructions maybe issued for the guidance of the field officers.5. Difficulties faced, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Boardimmediately. Yours faithfully,
 
(S.C.Ganger)
 
Under Secretary (Customs)8
th
April, 2013
 
Circular No. 94/200223
rd
December, 2002
 
F.No.495/27/2001-Cus.VIGovernment of IndiaDepartment of RevenueMinistry of Finance & Company affairs(Central Board of Excise & Customs)
 
Subject: Import of pets under Baggage
 –
Regarding.
 
I am directed to refer to Board’s instructions issued vide Circular No.9/2002 dated
30
th
January, 2002 on the above mentioned subject, wherein it was reiterated thatbonafide pet animals brought by passengers may be allowed to be brought into thecountry only against an import sanitary permit issued by the Department of AnimalHusbandry & Dairying or against an import licence issued by the DGFT.2. In this connection, several references have been received from the passengers, asalso the field formations, pointing out the difficulties being faced in implementing theabove instructions. The matter has since been re-examined in consultation with theDepartment of Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Ministry of Commerce and Industry,and it has been decided that the import of pets (dog and cat only) upto two numbers per passenger may be allowed at one time subject to the production of the required healthcertificate from the country of origin and examination of the said pets by the concernedQuarantine Officer. In such cases, the passengers may not be asked to produce theimport licences or import sanitary permits. A copy ofstandard health protocol to befollowed by the passengers while bringing pet animals (dogs and cats) with them isenclosed at Annexure I and II.
 
3. Necessary instructions may please be issued to all concerned for compliance.Difficulties faced, if any, in implementation of the above instructions may bebrought to the notice of the Board.
 
Kindly acknowledge the receipt.
 
Annexure-I
 
ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR IMPORT OF DOG INTO INDIAI. OWNERName and address
………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………
 
II. DESCRIPTION

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