Through a Trade Notice on 16 May 2018, the Joint Director General of
Foreign Trade has announced the implementation of MOU between India and
Mozambique for import of pulses from Mozambique.
As per Article 3 (2) of the Memorandum of Understanding between the
Government of the Republic of Mozambique and Government of the Republic of
India on cooperation in the field of production and marketing of pigeon peas,
both parties have agreed to target export of 1,50,000 MT of pigeon peas and
other pulses grown in Mozambique to India during 2018-19, says the Trade
Accordingly 1,50,000 MT of pulses to be imported from Mozambique,
during the fiscal year 2018-19 is allowed for import, subject to the following
a. Import will be allowed only through the following 5 ports: (i)
Mumbai, (ii) Tuticorin, (iii) Chennai, (iv) Kolkata, and (v) Hazira
b. Import will be subject to production of "Certificate of
Origin" certified by the authorized signatories in the ICM (Instituto de
Cereasi de Mocambique) with stamps provided by the Government of Mozambique,
which is being shared with the concerned Customs authorities of the above ports
c. While providing the Origin Certificate (including details of the
exporter, importer and quantity of pulses), the designated authority will send
a scanned copy of the certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
d. The importer here in India will send a mail to DGFT with scanned
copy of the certificate issued as above, for NOC on the same e-mail address as
above, i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. DGFT will compare both
these documents and allow NOC to the applicant importer, based on which Customs
will clear the consignments.