India’s animal husbandry sector underwent a significant change last year due to a “landmark move” by the government which helped ease import regulations, according to a report released by the US Department of Agriculture. The report states that a separate ministerial portfolio was formed for animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, known as the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MFAHD).
 
What
  1. The report, prepared by US Embassy New Delhi’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA), serves as a reference guide for stakeholders wishing to export food and agricultural products to India. It also said that the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) revised its guidelines for the export/import of bovine germplasm.
  2. The year gone by witnessed a landmark move by India in animal husbandry sector which helped ease import regulations. In calendar year 2019, India saw a landmark move for the country’s animal husbandry sector by the newly re-elected government. 
  3. FAIRS stands for Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate.
  4. The Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage (DPPQS) also modified its list of low-phytosanitary risk processed food items by adding processed soy fibre hermetically packed, the report said.
Flashback
  1. This report was prepared by U.S. Embassy New Delhi’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) to serve as a reference guide for stakeholders wishing to export food and agricultural products to India. Only updates from CY 2019 and CY 2018 are listed in this report. 
  2. OAA New Delhi highly recommends readers use the USDA Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) search engine to find the relevant GAIN FAIRS Export Certification reports for previous years. 
  3. While OAA New Delhi makes every effort to accurately describe existing regulations, exporters are strongly advised to always verify import requirements with their customers prior to shipment. This report has not been officially endorsed by the GOI. 
  4. Import approval for any product is subject to local rules and regulations as interpreted by Indian Border Officials at the time of product entry.