In an effort to regulate the Export of basmati and non basmati rice, the government has come out with a stipulation that exports to certain European countries including United Kingdom will require a certificate of inspection from the Export inspection Councils or Agency.
The amendment issued by the Directorate General of Foreign trade said that export of rice (basmati and non-basmati) to EU member states and other European countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK, only will require a certificate of inspection from Export Inspection Council/Export Inspection Agency.
Export to the remaining European countries will not require a certificate of inspection by the Export Inspection Council/Export Inspection Agency for export from the date of this notification for a period of six months, the DGFT said.
The Directorate had said that the certificate was a must for export to these countries from January this year. Export Inspection Council is the official export certification body of India which ensures the quality and safety of products exported from the country,