Government of India vide notification No. G.S.R.191 (E) dated 26 th March has issued Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Regulation of Controlled Substances) Order 2013 by which export and import of controlled substances mentioned in its schedule ‘B' and ‘C' require No Objection Certificate from Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior prior to export/import of these substances. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is one of them.
This has come to the notice of this Bureau that the firms are importing Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) without obtaining No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior. All the Importers are therefore again reminded that prior to the import of the substances mentioned in Schedule ‘C' of the said order shall apply and obtain NOC from the Narcotics Commissioner to avoid legal action. The firms intending to import MEK must apply for obtaining NOC with copy of agreement/contract/purchase order confirmation with the overseas seller. After obtaining the NOC the importer should start process of import. The importing of the material without obtaining NOC from the Narcotics Commissioner, Gwalior is illegal and liable to be seized under the provisions of the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985. This applies to all the substances covered under the schedule ‘B' and ‘C' of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Regulation of Controlled Substances) Order 2013.
Central Bureau of Narcotics