Implementation of bar coding on export consignments of pharmaceuticals and drugs with effect from 01.10.2011- Clarification regarding export of bulk drugs

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi.

Policy Circular No. 48 (RE-2010)/2009-14                                                                                                                                                        Dated the 28th  November, 2011

To

All Customs Authorities / All Regional Authorities / Members of Trade.

Subject:- Implementation of bar coding on  export consignments of pharmaceuticals and drugs  with effect from 01.10.2011- Clarification regarding export of bulk drugs.

Public Notice No. 59 (RE-2010)/2009-14 dated 30.06.2011 had stipulated incorporation of barcodes (1 D) encoding unique product identification code (GTIN), Batch Number, Expiry Date and Unique Serial Number on export consignments of pharmaceuticals and drugs  with effect from 01.10.2011.

2.       It is clarified that the above barcoding requirement is applicable only in respect of finished pharmaceutical products i.e. medical formulations and not Bulk drugs/APIs/Intermediates.

3.       This issues with the approval of Commerce Secretary.

(Hardeep Singh)

Joint Director General of Foreign Trade

Email: hardeep.singh@nic.in

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