Customs clearance for Frozen Foods is difficult not only because it is characterised by some of the most complex requirements inherent to the Foods & Beverages industry, but also there is the constant need to maintain the cargo at the desired temperature as well as the urgency in clearance due to high plugging, monitoring & detention charges.
There are varied and multiple requirements, documentation, compliances and formalities from each of the different departments involved such as from Customs (for correct classification, exemptions & valuation), from FSSAI for sample testing (for shelf life, labelling and other safety related norms) and from DGFT / PQ / AQ (for import permits, licenses & conditions). Apart from this, the other domestic regulatory requirements such as from the Standards of Weights & Measures Act and others would be in addition to the same as applicable.
FEC is already handling several reputed names in the industry for frozen foods such as ready-to-bake / ready-to-cook products, pastries and bakery related products, fruit juice/pulp concentrates, fish & white meat and ready-to-eat frozen snacks/foods.
These include industrial / bulk packs for manufacturers & kitchens for further processing as well as retail packs for domestic sale.
All of these 'frozen' products are shipped under (-) minus 18 to 20 Degree Celcius.
We also handle other 'temperature-controlled' products such as Chocolate & Cocoa products and Fine Wines which come under (+) plus 15 to 18 Degree Celcius.