Customs- Amendment of SION of Food Products (Product Code: ˜E™) in the Handbook of Procedures V.2 (2009-14)

 (To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-1  Section-1)

 GOI; Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Department of Commerce; Directorate General of Foreign Trade

PUBLIC NOTICE No.  93   (RE-2010)/2009-14; Dated   Ist Feburary,2012

 Subject:- Amendment of  Standard Input Output Norms (SION)  of Food Products (Product Code: ˜E™) in the Handbook of Procedures V.2 (2009-14).

 In exercise of the powers conferred under Para 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-14, the  Director General of Foreign Trade  hereby  revises the SION E-5 relating to ˜Biscuits™ in  the Handbook of Procedures  V.2, (2009-14) as under:

Sl.No. Export Item Qty.   Import Item Qty.
E-5 Biscuits 1 K.G 1 Wheat Flour 480 gms
2* Cane Sugar 190 gms
3 Vegetable Shortening / Cream / Fats / Spray Fats. 180 gms 








Biscuit additives and Ingredientsi)       Leavening Agent / Dough Conditionerii)      Emulsifier / Stabilizing agent

iii)    Relevant (Food Flavour / Flavouring  agent / Flavour improvers

iv)    Starch

v)     Relevant Food  Colour

vi)    Anti oxidant

vii)   Fruit / Coco Powder

viii) Dietary Fibre


 04 gms01 gm

16 gms


05 gms

0.1 gms

0.1 gmS

09  gms

30 gms

Milk & Milk Products  70 gms 
6   Packing Material  As per packing policy


*Note:- 1. Import of Lactose/Mannitol/Sodium Saccharin and other Artificial Sweetening Agents is not allowed as substitute inputs against import items No.2. This has also been spelt out in Policy Circular No. 13 dt. 31.01.2011. 

  2.        Effect of the Public Notice.

 Description of export product is amended to read as ˜Biscuit™ instead ˜Biscuits (with or without Dry Fruits)™.  Description of import items have been mentioned in more specific details and quantities rationalised.


 Anup K. Pujari

Director General of Foreign Trade

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