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