Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare introduces e-marketeers of seeds under the Seeds (Control) Amendment Order, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has issued the Seeds (Control) Amendment Order, 2017 (“Amendment Order”) which amends the Seeds (Control) Order, 1983 (“Principal Order”).

Vide this Amendment Order, e-marketeers have also been included within the scope of the Principal Order.

Key Highlights of the Amendment Order are as follows:

  1. Scope of Dealer extended:

The scope of dealers has been extended to include e-marketeers of seeds as well.

  1. License to be obtained by e-marketeers:

Prior to this only exporters and importers had to apply for license. Now, e-marketeers of seeds also have to apply for license underClause 4 of the Principal Order. Accordingly Form B (Application for License) has also been revised to include e-marketeers.

For further details, please refer to the attached document.

Source: e-gazette

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