Govt bans commercial dogs import for breeding

Published on : April 26, 2016 Topic : Business

Government today banned import of dogs for breeding or any other commercial activity.

"Import of commercial dogs for breeding or any other commercial activities is not permitted," Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

However, it said that import of dogs is allowed only for the specific purposes such as pet dog with valid pet book and relevant records/documents in the name of importer; dogs imported by the R&D organisations for conducting research with the recommendation of Committee for the Purpose of Control And Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).

It said that for the internal security by the defence and police force also the imports are allowed.

Source: Business Standard
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