Department of Consumer Affairs amends the Removal of Licensing requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs Order, 2016

Department of Consumer Affairs amends the Removal of Licensing requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs Order, 2016

October 3, 2017 Industry Specific 0

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution through its Department of Consumer Affairs has issued an amendment (“Fourth Amendment”) to the Removal of Licensing requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs Order, 2016 (“Order”) vide an order dated 27thSeptember, 2017.

 

The Fourth Amendment came into force on 1st October, 2017.

 

PRINCIPAL RULESAMENDED RULESIMPLICATION
 

3.(2)(iii) Edible oils and edible oilseeds, for a period of up to 30thSeptember, 2017 except for the purposes of calculation of stock limits under the Act, in the following cases, namely :-

(a) an exporter, being a wholesaler or retailer or dealer, having Importer-Exporter Code Number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, if such exporter is able to demonstrate that the whole or part of his stock in respect of edible oils and edible oilseeds are meant for exports to the extent of the stock meant for export;

(b) a retailer having multiple outlets or large departmental retailers;

(c)stock essential to be used as raw materials by licensed food processors for manufacture of food products;

(d) an importer, being a wholesaler or retailer or dealer, if such importer is able to demonstrate that part of his stock in respect of edible oils and edible oilseeds are sourced from imports;

 

Provided that the Central Government or the State Government may direct the importers to declare the receipts of stocks of edible oils and edible oilseeds and stocks retained by them.

 

3.(2)(iii) Edible oils and edible oilseeds, for a period of up to 30th September, 2018 except for the purposes of calculation of stock limits under the Act, in the following cases, namely :-

(a) an exporter, being a wholesaler or retailer or dealer, having Importer-Exporter Code Number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, if such exporter is able to demonstrate that the whole or part of his stock in respect of edible oils and edible oilseeds are meant for exports to the extent of the stock meant for export;

(b) a retailer having multiple outlets or large departmental retailers;

(c) stock essential to be used as raw materials by licensed food processors for manufacture of food products;

(d) an importer, being a wholesaler or retailer or dealer, if such importer is able to demonstrate that part of his stock in respect of edible oils and edible oilseeds are sourced from imports;

 

Provided that the Central Government or the State Government may direct the importers to declare the receipts of stocks of edible oils and edible oilseeds and stocks retained by them.

 

Dealers of edible oils and edible oilseeds shall be required to possess a valid license till September 30th, 2018 except for the purposes of calculation of stock limits under the Act, in the cases listed from (a) to (d) in the adjacent column.

 

 

Sources: E-Gazette

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