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Special licences and permissions needed for import of Fruit Juice
License: As fruit juice is a food item its import is bound by Indian Food Safety and Standard rules and guidelines. No person shall engage in the business of import of food without obtaining a license as Food Business Operator under importer category from the Central Licensing Authority under FSS Regulations. Every Food Importer shall furnish documents to the Customs authorities required under the Customs Act and the Rules there under, in duplicate. While one set shall be retained by the Customs Authorities, the other set of such documents shall be forwarded to the Authorised Officer of the respective Point of Import. In addition to the above, the Food Importer shall file the following documents with the Authorised Officer: o Test/Analysis Report from an authorised laboratory in the country of origin, if any; o Affidavit stating that the imported food articles comply with the laws of India and meet the standards defined by the Food Authority; o Country of Origin Certificate; o Transit countries list o Declaration of end-use; o Temperature profile report,etc. as may be required; o Bill of entry, examination order from the customs department o Stuffing list o Representative sealed sample from the same batch in case of imported food article is packed in sealed containers in order to maintain aseptic or hygroscopic conditions o Any other reports or documents that would be specified by Food Authority from time to time.
No Objection Certificate: An Authorised Officer of the Food Authority shall issue a No Objection Certificate after assessing the safety of food being imported based on the regulations under his seal and signature to the Customs Department for allowing import of food, and shall communicate such order in a prescribed manner to the Customs Department and the Food Importer.