This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B82YRB

Lengthy registration for exported food and drink products not listed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

in India

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK exporters of food and drink products to India. Registration for food and drink goods is needed if the product is not covered under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) product listing. Registration is not harmonised with the UK's approach. The goods also need to go through high-level sampling for each variant of the product. Registration can be lengthy and costly, especially if goods are perishable products, and if there are not enough laboratories for testing.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

11 July 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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