Monday, October 10, 2011

DGFT to indicate procedure for getting exemption u/p 3 of the notification 59.

Your kind support is required to have feedback from DGFT.

APL Query to GS1/ Pharmexcil: If importing country do not required implementation of DGFT norms.
What to do?
Reply from GS1/ Pharmexcil - In case importing country has regulation/requirement on barcoding then only you don’t require complying with DGFT notification and for that also you need to get approval from DGFT after showing all the required endorsements from importing country. Rest in all other case you shall be required to comply with DGFT requirements.               
APL Query to DGFT- What documents/ endorsement letter (from customer or importing country) require to submit to DGFT to get exceptions?                

APL Query to GS1/ Pharmexcil: In case, if importing country having their own EAN code on secondary pack, same can be converted into GTIN?

Reply from GS1/ Pharmexcil: EAN product code is also a GTIN.   If you are already using EAN/GTIN at secondary pack as per the requirement of importing country then you would require to only providing information on tertiary/shipper/logistic pack in line with the requirement stipulated by DGFT.

APL Query to DGFT- In that case, only SSCC code to print on shipper label, as it is already regulated by importing country/ customer. What documents require submitting to DGFT to get exceptions?                                                                    

APL Query to GS1/ Pharmexcil: Can we convert importing country MA (Marketing Authorization) number allocated by respective country regulatory agency into GTIN?.         Example:                                                                                                                                                     France: 3400959252995                        Germany: PZN-5116210                       
Italy: 039044045/M                        Portugal: *5248000*

Reply from GS1/ Pharmexcil: This point is answered above in point no 1 & 2 .

APL Query to DGFT- In that case, only SSCC code to print on shipper label, as it is already regulated by importing country/ customer. What documents require submitting to DGFT to get exceptions?

Thanks for your support,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to verify Barcode by DGFT officials

Hello Mr. Subbi Reddy
Greetings from Bartech Data Systems

                      Myself Sunny Jain and we just had a chat on phone. I am representing Bartech Data Systems, and we provide Auto ID Solutions (Barcoding & RFID).

                      I am having 1 query, which even the GS1 People were unable to handle, which I will be sharing with you. I will be obliged if you can throw some light on my below mentioned query:

#) Tertiary Level Packaging: The Shipper Boxes will be packed in containers having 3 to 4 locks. So, how will DGFT be able to know that the Pharmaceutical companies have followed the mandates for Tertiary Packs or not. Secondly, even at the receiving country's Dock, the officials normally don't open the containers and check the entire contents (shipper boxes), as the containers will be in lakhs. So, how the DGFT Mandates be scrutinized against the set standards?

Thank you
Awaiting your response.....

With Regards,
Sunny Ashok Jain
Dear Sir,
Govt. authorities,  on the declaration of the consignee and also on production of labels used, they will clear the goods. As and when they got doubt, they will verify and proper action will be initiated against the offenders.
with regards
K.Subbi Reddy.
Hello Mr. Subbi Reddy
Greetings from Bartech Data Systems

                  It was my pleasure talking to you yesterday. Thanks a lot for solving my query.

Thank you
Sunny Jain       

Clarification for cosmetics and food items

Dear Sir,
Good Day,
this is on the recommendation of GS1INDIA we are in front of you for some clarification.

looking to the new rules from DGFT we would like to have your advise on the following---
as we are exporter of food...cosmetics...and ayurvedic products...and being member of yours.
will the Bar Code latest requirement from 1st oct on the master case pack is compulsory in these three category products ?
can you clarify the stand on these three categories of Govt ?
as we are ready with export consignment ...please be quick on your guideline...
in anticipation of early reply....
Rakesh Hathi
5, City Center, Kalanala,
Gujarat, India.

Dear Sir,
As per Notification no. 59 dated 30.6.2011, barcode is required for medicines for export purpose and this notification is not applicable to cosmetics, food items. If Ayurvedic products are manufactured under Drug licence, they will be treated as Medicines and they require barcode. Please visit the website of Pharmexcil and visit the Blog maintained for this purpose for latest updates. 
with regards
K.subbi reddy.