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Request for Import Data of APIs & Intermediates from China & other countries
 

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Ref: PXL/H.O./ CIR-108/2016-17                                                         Date: 10.02.2017

Hyderabad

 

To,
All the Members of Council,
 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Subject: Request for Import Data of APIs & Intermediates from China & other countries

 

Members are kindly aware, India is heavily dependent on China for our requirements of API and Key starting materials (KSMs), intermediates. It is also a fact that our industry is facing problems due to dependence on China for supplies of APIs and KSMs.

 

Pharmexcil represented the issue to Department of Commerce and submitted views of the industry. A preliminary meeting was organized with Director, IICT, Chairman of BDMA and Pharmexcil Chaired by Shri Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce recently and it was decided to identify major APIs, Intermediates, KSMs being imported from China for developing a suitable strategy. 

 

We therefore request our members to provide requisite information of  all the Key Starting Materials (KSMs), Intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) being imported during the last two years from China and other countries, in the table given below by email to dgdesk@pharmexcil.com :

 

 Sr.No

Name of the API/KSM/Intermediate imported

Country

2014-15
(in USD mn)

2015-16
(in USD mn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Commerce is also actively considering to discuss the issues with stakeholders and premier research institutes to devise an action plan to reduce the dependence on china and to make India self-sufficient by developing technology to manufacture Intermediates, KSMs indigenously. 

 

We request members to consider this communication as important and provide inputs pertaining to your imports to the extent possible. This would enable Council to work in the right direction and take up the matter with Commerce Ministry for further assistance and devising a suitable strategy/action plan.  

 

With regards,

Udaya Bhaskar
Director General

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