The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak has severely affected the global economy and India is no exception. Despite COVID-19, in calendar year (CY) 2020 (January-December), the Government of India issued a series of important notifications. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying\ Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) is requiring that importers self-declare that food lactose and whey concentrate imports’ end-use is non-food as in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical. Another new requirement of the DAHD is that all milk and milk product imports include a veterinary health certificate issued by a competent authority of the exporting country. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order mandating that specific food consignment imports include a “non-GM (genetically modified) origin and GM free certificate” issued by the competent authority in the country of export commencing March 1, 2021.