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
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Notification No 87 (RE–2013)/2009-2014
Dated the 3
July, 2014
S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3(2) and Section 5 of the Foreign Trade
(Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), read with paragraphs 2.1 and Para 2.6 of the
Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014, as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby makes
the following amendments in the ITC (HS) 2012, Schedule 1 (Import Policy):
2. Import policy of the item ‘foie gras’ covered under EXIM Code 0207 43 00 in Chapter 2 of
ITC(HS), 2012 Schedule I (Import Policy) is revised from ‘free’ to ‘prohibited’. After revision, the import
policy is as under:
Exim Code Item Description Policy Policy Conditions
0207 43 00 Fatty livers, fresh or chilled Free, except
‘foie gras’ which
is prohibited
Import of ‘foie gras’ is
3. Effect of this Notification: Import policy of the item ‘foie gras’ covered under EXIM Code 0207
43 00 has been changed to ‘prohibited’.
(Pravir Kumar)
Director General of Foreign Trade
E-mail: dgft[at]nic[dot]in

[Issued from 01/89/180/118/AM-02/PC 2(A)]
New Delhi: India has banned the import of foie gras, a government notice said,
after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the
duck liver delicacy was cruel.
"Import policy of the item 'foie gras'... is revised from 'free' to 'prohibited'," the
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in the notice on its website.
An Indian government official could not immediately say how much of the
gourmet food the country imported.
But Abhishek Kadian, Media Adviser, OIPA in India said the delicacy was being
increasingly promoted by upscale restaurants in the country.
"Fancy restaurants across India are pushing sales of foie gras on their menus --
that's why we were seeking the ban," Sukanya Kadian, Programme Director
said, she managed many online petitions, to object on foie gras because it
involves the forced feeding of birds to engorge their liver, a process she claimed
to painful for the creatures.
A number of countries such as Denmark, Finland and Germany have already
banned the production of foie gras, Naresh Kadian, representative of OIPA in
India said.
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