Monthly round-up – May 2020
Dear CLFMA members and industry colleagues,
We had an eventful month with lots of action.

Let me briefly take you through the highlights of CLFMA’s activities amidst Covid 19 pandemic:

On 3rd May 2020, CLFMA sent a letter to Shri. Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary AH & D, New Delhi request to Exempt Imposing additional Import Duty of 15% to various products cleared under certain HS Code Chapter 29 which includes all amino acid and vitamins for animal feeding.

The BIS Draft Amendments document circulated among all the Managing Committee Members for their comments and the comments received has been forwarded to BIS.

On May 5, 2020 CLFMA Submitted representation to Shri. Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary AH & D, New Delhi to exempt 5% GST on Frozen Dressed Chicken (Branded frozen chicken supplied in unit container is classified under HSN Code 02071200, taxable at 5% GST).

1. CLFMA of India conducted virtual Meeting(Zoom) on 7th May 2020 at 16:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. with all CLFMA Office Bearers’ and Past Chairmen viz. B. S. Yadav, Dr.Dinesh Bhosale, Mr. C.V. Rao, Mr. B. Soundararajan, who were also actively involved. All India leading Livestock Association’s Representatives also interacted effectively viz. Mr. C Vasanthkumar from PF&BA, Dr.Sushanth Rai from Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA), Mr.Ramesh Babu from Telangana Poultry Breeder Association-TPBA, Mr. Sanjay Brahmankar - Central India Broiler Breeders Hatcheries Association, Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Mr. R. Lakshmanan - Tamilnadu Broiler Coordination Committee & Harish Garware, President, IPEMA, Poultry India. The agenda of the meeting was viz

a. To discuss about promoting Animal Protein awareness among the consumers by way of various promotional methods.
b. To Discuss about the monetary aspect of the promotion among various Livestock association and member companies of CLFMA and other Livestock industry stake holders/companies.
c. Action: To Put together an Action plan and budget to execute the promotional work of Animal Protein among consumers for the purpose of enhancing consumer awareness was Livestock Industry after COVID 19. The MOM has been circulated among all the partiipants.

On 20th May, 2020 CLFMA issued a letter to Shri. G. N. Singh, Joint Secretary (Admin/Trade/GC/PC/IC) New Delhi-110001 requesting to issue instruction to Animal Quarantine Department for clearance of the product - Betaine Hydrochloride 98%, and it is the product of our member Mr. Tejvinder Singh Chattha, M/s. Indian Trading Bureau Private Limited,28, Dr Sundari Mohan, Avenue, Kolkata – 700014. CLFMA OF INDIA, escalated this problem and wrote to Shri. G.N.Singh, JS-Admin/Trade/GC/PC/IC) and requested for the clearance of the same. The product of Mr.Tejvinder Singh Chattha was cleared at the customs and CLFMA appreciates the timely action taken by the government for solving our members problem represented by CLFMA.

CLFMA also conducted Webinar on 24th May, 2020 which was tremendously successful with active participation of Shri. Tarun Shridhar, IAS, (Retd.), Former Secretary AH & D - Moderator. Speakers of Webinar, Shri. Dr. O. P. Chaudhary, Joint Secretary (NLM), Shri. Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary (Inland Fisheries), Shri. Chinmoyjit Sen, Deputy Commissioner (Dairy Development) unable to connect but sent a detailed note. Mr. Vijay Thakre, (Fodder Agronomist), Dr. Sujit K. Dutta, Dy. Commissioner (NLM), & myself. CLFMA has prepared a 20-page report and circulated the details of deliberation and outcome of the webinar to all the participant and government speakers. The queries asked by different participants has been forwarded to the government authorities for their action.

Also, I would like to solicit your valuable inputs and suggestions to improve further and achieve the newer heights.

With warm regards,
S V Bhave
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