On August 24, 2022, India's Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals published the Hydrogen Peroxide (Quality Control) Order, 20221 (hereinafter referred to as the Order) in the Official Gazette of India to replace the previous version issued in 2020. The Order will come into force in late November 2022.
As stipulated in the Order, hydrogen peroxide in form of goods or article shall meet the requirements specified in the corresponding India standard, i.e., IS 2080: 2021 Specification for Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide. Such goods or articles shall be affixed with the Standard Mark based on the license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standard under the Bureau of Indian Standard (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. Any enterprise that contravenes the provisions in the Order will be punished according to the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016.
It should be noted that the Order is not applicable to hydrogen peroxide meant for export.