Drugs and Cosmetics (First Amendment) Rules, 2017 make addition to the places from where drugs can be imported by sea into India

Drugs and Cosmetics (First Amendment) Rules, 2017 make addition to the places from where drugs can be imported by sea into India

February 28, 2017 Compliance Blog 0

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (“Ministry”) has issued the Drugs and Cosmetics (First Amendment) Rules, 2017 (“Amendment Rules”) thereby amending the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 (“Principal Rules”).

 

The Amendment Rules are effective since 17th January, 2017.

 

By virtue of this amendment, Rule 43 A of the Principal Rules have been amended. Highlights of the same are given below:

 

Principal RulesAmendment RulesImplication
43A. No drug shall be imported into India except through one of the following places, namely:-

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Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Cochin, Nhava Sheva, Kandla, Inland Container Depots at Tuglakabad and Patparganj in Delhi, Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, Marmugao port in Goa and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh: in respect of drugs imported by sea into India;

 

 

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43A. No drug shall be imported into India except through one of the following places, namely:-

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Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Cochin, Nhava Sheva, Kandla, Inland Container Depots at Tuglakabad and Patparganj in Delhi, Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, Marmugao port in Goa, Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh and Hazira port and Inland Container Depot Khohdiyar, Gandhinagar in Gujarat: in respect of drugs imported by sea into India;

 

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The Amendment Rules provide that now, drugs can additionally be imported by sea into India from the Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh, and Hazira port and Inland Container Depot Khohdiyar, Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

 

Prior to this, drugs could be imported by sea into India only through the following places:

Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Cochin, Nhava Sheva, Kandla, Inland Container Depots at Tuglakabad and Patparganj in Delhi, Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, Marmugao port in Goa and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

 

The Amendment Rules have therefore added more places from where drugs can be imported into India by sea.

 

Source: Ministry of Health and Family welfare

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