PUBLIC NOTICE NO.31(RE-2013)/2009-2014 Dated 17th October, 2013
Mono cartons to be treated as primary level packaging of export consignment of pharmaceuticals and drugs.
In exercise of the powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy,
2009-14, Director General of Foreign Trade amends the Public Notice No.21 dated 10.01.2011 as
2. Sub-para (a) of Para 3 of Public Notice No.21 dated 10.01.2011 is amended by adding a new
sentence at the end of the existing para. The amended para would read as under:
“3a. Incorporation of 2D (GS 1 Data Matrix) barcodes on medicines at strip/vials/bottle level
encoding unique product identification code (GTIN), Batch Number, Expiry Date and
Serial Number of the Primary pack. Mono cartons containing stripes/vials/bottle shall be
treated as part of primary level packaging”
3. Effect of this Public Notice:
Mono cartons containing strips/vials/bottles shall be treated as Primary level packaging.
(Anup K. Pujari)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce