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India Delays Quality Control Orders for 6 Chemicals

Six chemicals will require BIS certificates from July and October of 2023.

On March 31, 2023, India's Department of Chemicals and Petro Chemicals issued a Gazette Notification to delay the implementation of Quality Control Orders (QCOs) for six chemicals. 

According to the Notification,  new implementation date is set out for six chemicals as follows:

Goods or ArticlesTitle of Indian Standard
Implementation Date
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate CopolymersIS 13601:1993 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) copolymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drining waster- SpecificationOctober 3, 2023
Polyethylene Material for Moulding and ExtrusionIS 7328:2020 Polyethylene Material for Moulding and Extrusion - SpecificationOctober 3, 2023
Polyester Continuous Filament Fully Drawn YarnIS 17261:2022 Textile-Polyester Continuous Filament Fully Drawn Yarns - SpecificationJuly 3, 2023
Polyester Partially Oriented YarnIS 17262:2019 Textile-Polyester Partially Oriented Yarn - SpecificationJuly 3, 2023
Polyester Industrial YarnIS 18264:2019 Textile-Polyester Industrial Yarn - SpecificationJuly 3, 2023
100 Percent Polyester Spun Grey and White YarnIS 17265:2019 Textile-100 Percent Polyester Spun Grey and White Yarn - SpecificationJuly 3, 2023

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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