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28 March, 2019

March 28, 2019
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  1. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) published following:

  2. CBIC – Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs published following:

  3. The Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products scheme updated on the Indian Trade Portal –

  4.  The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published following:

  5. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published Circular Ref: CMD-III/16: IS 16046 dated 15 March, 2019 (Click Here). This circular pertains to Revised Standards IS 16046 (Part 1): 2018/ IEC 62133-1: 2017 and IS 16046 (Part 2): 2018/ IEC 62133-2: 2017 superseding IS 16046:2015/ IEC 62133: 2012 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes.

  6. Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India  published a National Rubber Policy, 2019 (Click Here) to address various issues concerning the sector, with a view to boost productivity.

  7. Maldives Health Protection Agency, Ministry of Health published design and layout requirements for health warnings under Regulation 2019/R158 pertaining to "Packaging and Labelling of Tobacco Products” (Click Here) effective from 31 May, 2019.

  8. Ministry of Finance, Malaysia published Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) Order, 2019 dated 12 March, 2019 (Click Here) specifically for import of plant and plant product into Sabak and Sarawak Malaysian state.

  9. Thailand Broadcasting Committee Announcement Television business and the National Telecommunications Commission published following dated 14 March, 2019:

  10. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao published Notification No. 0238 / MAF on 28 March, 2019 (Click Here) implementing measures to use and operate drug pesticides correct techniques to ensure the quality, efficiency and safety of pesticides plants to people, animals and the environment. (Click here)

  11. Health Canada published following:

  12. South Korea – Korean Food and Drug Authority published following:

  13. European Commission - published following

  14. United Kingdom – published following Statutory Instruments 2019:

    • No. 620 dated 19 March 2019 (Click Here) regarding the Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations

    • No. 619 dated 19 March 2019 (Click Here) regarding the Trade in Animals and Related Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

    • No. 594 dated 19 March 2019 (Click Here) regarding the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019.The regulation will come into force from 20 May 2019.

    • No. 601 dated 14 March 2019 (Click Here) regarding the Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

    • No. 583 dated 14 March 2019 (Click Here) regarding the Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

    • No. 675 (Click here) regarding the Animal Feed (Composition, Marketing and Use) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 published on 26 March 2019. The regulation will come into force from 17 April 2019.

    • No. 683 (Click here) regarding the Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (England) Regulations 2019 published on 26 March 2019. The regulation will come into force from 17 April 2019. 

    • No. 692 (Click here) published the Organic Production (Control of Imports) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 26 March 2019.  

    • No. 676 (Click here) published the Veterinary Medicines and Animals and Animal Products (Examination of Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 25 March 2019.

    • No. 652 (Click here) published the Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 25 March 2019.

    • No. 650 (Click here) published the Nutrition (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 25 March 2019.

    • No. 664 (Click here) published the Food and Feed Imports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 22 March 2019.

    • No. 651 (Click here) published the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 on 22 March 2019.

  15. Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark published following:

  16. Hong Kong updated Pharmacy and Poisons Regulations on 21 March 2019 (Click Here).

  17. Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VIII: Sweeteners that can be used according to GMP dated 12 March, 2019 (Click Here) of its food additive regulations.

  18. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended tolerances for following:

  19. USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 6100.6 Revision 1 (Click Here) published on 14 March, 2019. This directive pertains to post-mortem verification of food safety diseases and conditions, and carcass dispositions.

  20. The National Standards Institute of Chile announced new approved Chilean Standards dated 26 March, 2019 (Click Here).

  21. Eurasian Economic Union has published decision no 32 on 25 March 2019 (Click here) imposing temporary zero rate of import customs duty on certain types of carbon and graphite products for aluminium electrolysis falling under HS code 8545190000.

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