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It is to inform that SIP Portal is not functioning completely due to technical error / maintenance, therefore, it is regretted that Department is not able to issue Sanitary Import Permits (SIPs) at present. Importers are advised not to import consignments of livestock products into the country without valid SIP, otherwise such consignments will be straightaway rejected.
Extension of validity of Sanitary Import Permit (SIP) due to COVID-19 lockdown
Trade in livestock and livestock products are regulated as per the Foreign Trade Policy–Export Import Policy (EXIM) of Government of India which is implemented by Department of Commerce.

However, to prevent ingress of Exotic Diseases through import of livestock and livestock products, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries regulates trade in such products as per provision of Section 3 and Section 3A of the Livestock Importation Act., 1898.

Import of live animal’s falls under the category of restricted list (it is not free to import) as per EXIM Policy for which importer has to obtain license from Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). The DGFT issues license on the recommendation of this Department. ... more


Note: For SIP related queries, Call at 011-23097034 between 3.30pm to 4.30 pm on all working days. Applicants can meet Joint Secretary-Trade on Tuesday/Thursday by taking prior appointments at 011-23388688 and Assistant Commissioner-Trade on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 3.30pm to 4.30pm by taking prior appointments at 011-23097034.

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