Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare introduces e-marketeers of seeds under the Seeds (Control) Amendment Order, 2017

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare introduces e-marketeers of seeds under the Seeds (Control) Amendment Order, 2017

August 8, 2017 Industry Specific 0

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has issued the Seeds (Control) Amendment Order, 2017 (“Amendment Order”) which amends the Seeds (Control) Order, 1983 (“Principal Order”).

Vide this Amendment Order, e-marketeers have also been included within the scope of the Principal Order.

Key Highlights of the Amendment Order are as follows:

  1. Scope of Dealer extended:

The scope of dealers has been extended to include e-marketeers of seeds as well.

  1. License to be obtained by e-marketeers:

Prior to this only exporters and importers had to apply for license. Now, e-marketeers of seeds also have to apply for license underClause 4 of the Principal Order. Accordingly Form B (Application for License) has also been revised to include e-marketeers.

For further details, please refer to the attached document.

Source: e-gazette

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