Exporters are encouraged to confirm requirements to obtain an import license from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for the import of live product to India prior to export of their product. To confirm this, exporters can review the DGFT web portal. Go to “select your ITC(HS) Code/Product Selection” to find the import conditions for the specific live fish product by entering the Harmonised system (HS) code or description for the product. Where the import policy for the product is listed as “free” a DGFT import license is not required for the import of the product. Please note, any requirements to obtain an import permit and provide valid export certification still apply. Exporters are encouraged to work closely with their importer to ensure all import requirements for their product are met.
For live seafood, use an FX46 certificate with endorsement 3973.
The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:
I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;
- In sound condition
- Fit for human consumption
- Of Australian origin
These products have been processed in accordance with Codex Alimentarius Commission principles for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and relevant codes of hygienic practice.
In accordance with the inspection system regulated by the competent authority, these products are not contaminated with pathogenic micro-organisms of concern.
In accordance with the inspection system regulated by the competent authority and Australia's National Residue Survey for wild-caught fish and aquaculture, these products do not contain harmful or foreign substances or chemicals.Australia maintains a system that meets OIE requirements for the notification of diseases and epidemiological information in aquatic animals.