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Due to globalisation & increased spending power, the Indian consumer is now willing to try out varieties of foods, beverages and multi-cuisine foods. Easy access to such products online and at supermarkets and malls have accelerated the introduction of global foods in India. India is witnessing the inflow of several multinationals in the industry setting up base/distribution here.

FEC provides specialised services which take care of all the complex documentation, strict regulations, lab testing, NOCs, procedures & compliances, SVB / PD Bond procedure for Foreign Multinational Companies, etc.

Customs clearance for Foods, Beverages & Food Ingredients is one that involves complex requirements that are evolving and changing from time to time. There are varied and multiple requirements, documentation, compliances and formalities from each of the different departments involved such as CustomsFSSAI , PQ and AQ, as applicable.

Typical Products Under Foods, Beverages,Nutraceuticals & Food Ingredients Include:

  • Food Ingredients and Raw Materials
  • Flavours, Essence, Colours and other Food Additives
  • Nutraceuticals and Food / Health Supplements
  • Rice, Oats and other Cereals – grains, flour, powder, flakes, etc
  • Coffee, Tea, Spices, Seeds and Plant Products
  • Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Peels – fresh, dried or dehydrated, cooked or uncooked, preserved, etc
  • Vegetable Oils, Olive Oil and other Edible Oils
  • Sugars, Syrup, Cocoa Beans/Powder, Chocolate & Chocolate Products, Confectionery
  • Pasta, Breads, Mixes & Doughs, Pastries, Wafers, Cornflakes & Bakery Products
  • Prepared Foods, Jams, Sauces, Pastes, Yeasts & other edible Food preparations
  • Fruit Juices & Vegetable Juices
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages, Aerated / Carbonated Water and so on
  • Consumer / Retail Food Products
  • Industrial / Bulk Food Raw Materials

Our Services

Customs Clearance
  • Expert / advanced level of Customs Clearance services with own Customs Broker license and in-house team
  • Guidance on HS Code / CTH classification
  • Guidance on eligible duty exemptions and duty benefits under Free / Preferential Trade Agreement
  • Clearance under SVB and related party transfer
  • Clearance under Provisional Assessment
  • Clearance under High Seas Sale
  • Guidance on RE44 / MRP labelling compliance as per Legal Metrology rules

Food Safety Standards Authority of India

  • FSSAI appointment, scrutiny, sample withdrawal, lab testing and FSSAI NOC
  • FSSAI scrutiny and NOC
  • FSSAI waiver
  • Guidance / Pre-dispatch Consultancy on FSSAI labelling compliance

Animal Quarantine

  • AQ sample withdrawal, seal, lab testing and NOC
  • AQ Provisional NOC
  • AQ Final NOC

Plant Quarantine

  • PQ Inspection and IRO NOC

Additional Drug Controller/CDSCO

  • Dual Use items ADC NOC
Customs Bonded Cargo

Cargo routed through Customs Bonded Warehouse/FTWZ

  • Import in-bond / In-bound
  • Exbond / Home Consumption – Duty Paid / Duty-Free
  • Bond to Bond transfer
  • Re-Export from Bond
Freight Forwarding
  • Shipping / Freight Forwarding from Country of Origin to Country of Destination
  • Port to port, port to door, door to port, port to port
  • Buyer’s consolidation
End-to-end Solutions
  • End to End one point of contact solutions with primary focus on Customs Clearance