F.No. 450/11/2011-Cus. IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
229-A, North Block,
New Delhi, dated 25th February, 2011.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs.
All Commissioners of Customs (Export).
All Commissioners of Customs / Central Excise (Prev.).
Subject: Import of Vitamin ‘C’ and other bulk drugs by misdeclaration, in huge quantities, resulting into the loss to the National exchequer-regarding.
Sir / Madam,
It has been brought to the notice of the Board by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that mandatory requirements under Drugs & Cosmetic Act and Rules like drugs registration in Form 41 and Drugs Import Licence Form 10 are not being followed at the time of import of drugs/bulk drugs from unregistered sources in China and clearances of import consignments of drugs/bulk drugs are being allowed by Customs without obtaining NOC from the port offices of Central Drug Control Organisation (CDSCO)/Assistant Drugs Controller (ADC).
2. The Board has taken a serious note of this matter. Accordingly, it is decided that mandatory requirements under Drugs & Cosmetic Act and Rules like drugs registration in Form 41 and Drugs Import Licence Form 10 should be strictly complied with and NOC from CDSO/ADC port offices mandatorily obtained before allowing clearances of import consignments of drugs/bulk drugs.
3. These instructions may be brought to the notice of all the concerned officers by issuing suitable Standing orders/instructions.
4. Difficulties faced, if any, in implementation of these instructions may please be brought to the notice of the Board.
5. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
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