Rule 37 Permission

Rule 37 Permission

This rule governs packing of patent or proprietary medicine imported in Bulk for retail sale. Patent or proprietary medicines shall be imported in containers intended for retail sale: Such medicines may be imported in bulk containers by any person who holds a licence to manufacture, if such person has obtained permission in writing to import such medicines from the licensing authority at least three months prior to the date of import and the imports are made within a period of twelve months from the date of issue of such permission.It shall be accompanied by an invoice or other statement showing the name and address of the manufacturer and the names and quantities of the drugs.


  1. The drugs and cosmetics ACT, 1940 and Rules 1945. Available at- Accessed on – 28th March 2016.
  2. The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. Available at-, Accessed on – 28th March 2016.


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