Human embryos exports allowed with condition: DGFT

Earlier, there was no policy or clarity on exports of these items, according to a source

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While gametes are an organism's reproductive cells, gonads are the primary reproductive organs. 

The government on Friday said exports of human embryos, gametes, and gonad tissues are permitted subject to no-objection-certificate from ICMR. Earlier, there was no policy or clarity on exports of these items, according to a source.

“Human embryos/gametes/gonad tissues are free for export subject to no objection certificate from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

The DGFT said it has amended the export policy of human embryos under chapter 5, schedule-2 (export policy). This chapter deals with products of animal origin. It has inserted a new entry in this chapter, which mentions about human embryos/gametes/gonad tissues.

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While gametes are an organism’s reproductive cells, gonads are the primary reproductive organs.

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