CHAPTER-4

Dairy produce; bird's eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Notes:

1. The expression "milk" means full cream milk or partially or completely skimmed milk.

2. For the purposes of heading 0405.

(a) The term "butter" means natural butter, whey butter or recombined butter (fresh, salted or rancid, including canned butter) derived exclusively from milk, with a milk fat content of 80% or more but not more than 95% by weight and a maximum milk solids-not-fat content of 2% by weight and a maximum water content of 16% by weight. Butter does not contain added emulsifiers, but may contain sodium chloride, food colours, neutralising salts and cultures of harmless lactic-acid-producing bacteria

(b) The expression "dairy spreads" means a spreadable emulsion of the water-in-oil type, containing milkfat as the only fat in the product, with a milkfat content of 39% or more but less than 80% by weight.

3. Products obtained by the concentration of whey and with the addition of milk or milkfat are to be classified as cheese in heading 0406 provided that they have the three following characteristics :

(a) a milkfat content, by weight of the dry matter, of 5 percent or more;
(b) a dry matter content, by weight, of at least 70 percent but not exceeding 85 percent; and
(c) they are moulded or capable of being moulded.



4. This Chapter does not cover:

(a) Products obtained from whey, containing by weight more than 95% lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose calculated on the dry matter (heading 1702); or
(b) Albumins (including concentrates of two or more whey proteins, containing by weight more than 80% whey proteins, calculated on the dry matter) (heading 3502) or globulins (heading 3504).

Sub-heading Notes:

1. For the purposes of sub-heading 0404 10, the expression "modified whey" means products consisting of whey constituents, i.e. whey from which all or part of the lactose, proteins or minerals have been removed, whey to
which natural whey constituents have been added, and products obtained by mixing natural whey constituents.

2. For the purposes of sub-heading 0405 10, the term "butter" does not include dehydrated butter or ghee (sub-heading 0405 90).

Supplementary Notes :

In this Chapter "Wild Animals" means wild animals as defined in Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972).

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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0401

Milk and Cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.

0401 10 00

Of a fat content, by
weight, not exceeding 1%

Free

 

0401 20 00

Of a fat content, by
weight, exceeding 1%
but not exceeding 6%

Free

 

0401 30 00

Of a fat content, by
weight, exceeding 6%

Free

 

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0402

Milk and Cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.

0402 10

In powder, granules or
other solid forms, of a
fat content, by weight
not exceeding 1.5%.:

 

 

0402 10 10

Skimmed Milk

Free

 

0402 10 20

Milk food for babies

Free

 

0402 10 90

Other

In powder, granules or
other solid forms, of a
fat content, by weight
exceeding 1.5%:

Free

 

0402 21 00

Not containing added
sugar or other
sweetening matter

Free

 

0402 29

Other:

 

 

0402 29 10

Whole milk

Free

 

0402 29 20

Milk for babies

Free

 

0402 29 90

Other

Other :

Free

 

0402 91

Not containing added
sugar or other
sweetening matter:

 

 

0402 91 10

Condensed milk

Free

 

0402 91 90

Other

Free

 

0402 99

Other:

 

 

0402 99 10

Whole Milk

Free

 

0402 99 20

Condensed Milk

Free

 

0402 99 90

Other

Free

 

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0403

Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa.

0403 10 00

Yogurt

Free

 

0403 90

Other:

 

 

0403 90 10

Butter milk

Free

 

0403 90 90

Other

Free

 

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0404

Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.

0404 10

Whey and modified whey whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.

 

 

0404 10 10

Whey, concentrated,
evaporated or condensed
(liquid or semi-solid)

Free

 

0404 10 20

Whey, dry, blocks and
powdered

Free

 

0404 10 90

Other

Free

 

0404 90 00

Other

Free

 

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0405

Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; Dairy spreads.

0405 10 00

Butter

Free

 

0405 20 00

Dairy Spreads

Free

 

0405 90

Other:

 

 

0405 90 10

Butter Oil

Free

 

0405 90 20

Ghee

Free

 

0405 90 90

Other

Free

 

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0406

Cheese and Curd

0406 10 00

Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese and curd.

Free

 

0406 20 00

Grated or powdered
Cheese, of all kinds

Free

 

0406 30 00

Processed Cheese not grated or powdered

Free

 

0406 40 00

Blue veined Cheese

Free

 

0406 90 00

Other cheese

Free

 

0407

Birds eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.

0407 00

Birds eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.

 

 

0407 00 10

Of the species gallus domesticus and ducks for hatching

Restricted

 

0407 00 20

Of the species gallus
and ducks other than for hatching

Restricted

 

0407 00 90

Other

Restricted

 

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0408

Birds eggs, not in shell, and egg yolks, fresh, dried, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, moulded, frozen or otherwise preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.

Egg yolks:

0408 11 00

Dried

Free

 

0408 19 00

Other


Other:

Free

 

0408 91 00

Dried

Free

 

0408 99 00

Other

Free

 

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0409

Natural Honey

0409 00 00

Natural Honey

Free

 

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0410

Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.

0410 00

Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included:

 

 

0410 00 10

Of Wild animals

Prohibited

 Not permitted to be imported

0410 00 20

Turtle eggs and salanganes� nests (birds� nests)

Restricted

 

0410 00 90

Other

Restricted

 

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Import Licensing Notes

(1) An application for grant of a licence for import of Animals, Birds and Reptiles (including their parts and products) may be made in the form given in Appendix-8 of the Handbook of Procedures Vol.I, to the Director General of Foreign Trade alongwith the recommendation of the Chief Wild Life Warden of the State concerned.

(2) Import of Wild Animals (including their parts and products) as defined in the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 is prohibited.

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