India: India Clarifies and Extends its Import Date for Soybean Meal and Soy Cake Derived from Genetically Engineered Soybeans

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On September 13, 2021, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), published Notification No. 25/2015-2020, clarifying that it is authorizing the import of consignments of soybean meal and soy cake derived from genetically engineered (GE) soybeans with a bill of lading or lorry (truck) receipt date issued on or before October 31, 2021. In addition to the bill of lading requirement, all GE-soybean meal consignments must arrive to India prior to January 31, 2022. The current notification is in continuation of the previous DGFT notification No. 20/2015-20 dated August 24, 2021.

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