DGFT removes port restriction for import of Apples

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 02-04-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has removed port restriction for import of apples.

DGFT in a notification said, “Port restriction for import of apples covered under Export-Import Code 08081000 is hereby removed.”

Earlier import was allowed though both sea ports and airports in Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai & Cochin; and land port and airport in Delhi.

Import of apples were also allowed through India’s land borders.

The restrictions were introduced by the Government as a form of non-tariff barrier aimed at protecting Indian producers after receiving pressure from domestic transporters.