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India Delays Implementation of Quality Control Orders for Six Substances

In May 2022, India's Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals published amendments on the implementation dates of Quality Control Orders (QCOs) for six substances. Details are shown in the table below.

Table 1: New implementation dates of 6 substances

Goods or Articles

Indian Standard

Implementation Date

Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)

IS 4566: 2020

November 20, 2022

Ethyl Acrylate

IS 14707: 1999

November 30, 2022

Methyl Acrylate

IS 14708:1999

November 30, 2022

Vinyl Acetate Monomer

IS 12345:1988

November 30, 2022

Ortho Phosphoric Acid

IS 798: 2020

December 10, 2022

Polyphosphoric Acid

IS 17439: 2020

December 22, 2022

The orders shall apply to chemicals for manufacture, import and trade. Each chemical shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard as specified in the table and be marked with BIS Standard Mark after obtaining BIS product certification license, as specified in Scheme I of Schedule II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

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