India delay Primary and Secondary export packaging serialisation requirements

India delay Primary and Secondary export packaging serialisation requirements

In a Public Notice dated 22nd December 2012, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced deferred dates for the requirements to serialise, track and trace Secondary and Primary level export product packaging. The revised dates are as follows and represent a delay of 6 months:

  • Secondary level packaging: 1st July 2012
  • Primary level packaging: 1st January 2013

It is understood that most pharmaceutical companies producing product for export in India are in a position to meet the requirements to bar-code Tertiary packaging, therefore there was no mention of a delay to these requirements.

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