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20 Oct 2011

India's Pharma Industry May Move Court on Barcoding Issue

India's pharma industry may move court against the union commerce ministry's notification dated 10th January, 2011 under which barcoding was made mandatory for pharma exports, if the government does not amend the notification to make it exporter friendly.

As per the latest notification of India's commerce ministry, barcoding for pharma exports was enforced in the country in phased manner from October 1 this year. The trace and track technology has been made compulsory for tertiary level packaging from October 1 this year and that on secondary level packaging will be made compulsory from January 1, 2012 and the new system will be made mandatory on primary level packaging from July 1, 2012.

The industry, especially the small and medium sector, is all the more worried about making barcoding mandatory for primary level packaging  which will come into effect from July 1 next year.

The industry wanted the commerce ministry to amend its notification for not mandating th

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