International Recognitions

Under the provisions of WTO Agreements, especially the SPS Agreement, several of India's trading partners have imposed import control systems based on international standards, particularly in food sector. These Agreements also provide for recognition of the export certification system of member trading partners provided it meets the requirments of their import control. EIC, as the official export certification body of India, has initiated dialogue with several of India's trading partners seeking recognition of its certification.

Presently, EIC's certification is recognised in the following areas:
Basmati Rice by European Commission (for Certificates of Authenticity).
Black Pepper by United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) (as per which, any consignment of black pepper from India, not accompanied by EIA's certificate, is detained on arrival in USA)
Fish & Fishery Products by European Commission (as per which, the processing units are specifically approved for export to European Union and the names of approved units sent to the European Commission for formal notification, after which they can export to EU countries)
For 85 commodities including Milk products, fruits and vegetable products, household electrical appliances & switches, steel & steel products, electrical cables and cement etc. which are covered under the import inspection scheme of Sri Lanka, which is being operated by Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI). (as per which, consignments of these commodities when accompanied by EIC’s inspection certificate, would not be further subjected to testing by Sri Lankan authorities on its import in Sri Lanka).
For various food products which include frozen marine products, jam, preserved goods, sauce, sugar syrup, edible oil and fat etc. by Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) under their Approved Foreign Authorized Inspection Organization Scheme.
Poultry Meat & its Products by Japan Health Authorities.
Iron Ore & General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine by China
Egg, Packaged water, Drugs & Pharma, Electrics & Electronics products by Singapore
Fishery and Aquaculture products by Italy.
Memorandum between FSVPS of Russian Federation and EIC on food and biological safety of fish & fishery products.
Recognition of EIC Certification by Govt. of Thailand .
Agreement on Trade and safety of feed and feed ingridients between the Export Inspection Council of India and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China.
Memorandum of understanding between The Export Inspection Council Of India,Ministry of Commerce and Industry and The United States Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Protocol between the Export Inspection Council, Ministry of Commerce andIndustry of the Republic of India and the General Administration of QualitySupervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China for Health and Safety Regulations on Importing Indian Rapeseed Meal
International Cooperation - Useful Information for Exporter's.