The CBIC issued Instruction No. 24/2021-Customs dated November 24, 2021 regarding extension of validity of the NOC for the alcoholic beverages bottled in origin & in bulk under section 16 (5) of Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS), 2006.
Reference is invited to F. No. TIC-BO5/1/2021-lmports-FSSAI dated November 09, 2021 issued by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, New Delhi on the above-mentioned subject (copy enclosed).
It is stated that for the imported consignments of Alcoholic Beverages Bottled in Origin & in Bulk, containing more than 10 percent alcohol which does not have an expiry date, the NOC issued as per the FSS (Import) Regulations, 2017 shall have a validity of 300 days. For consignments lying at ports customs area beyond 300 days, on payment of visual inspection fee, visual inspection may be carried out for re-validation of NOC.
It is requested that necessary action may be taken to sensitize officers under your jurisdiction regarding the matter.
The Instruction can be accessed at: https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-instructions/cs-instructions-2021/cs-ins-24-2021.pdf