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 Articles

Title of Indian Standard

Implementation Date

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers

IS 13601:1993 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate(EVA) copolymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticalsand drining waster- Specification

October 3, 2023

Polyethylene Material for Moulding andExtrusion

IS 7328:2020 Polyethylene Material forMoulding and Extrusion – Specification

October 3, 2023

Polyester Continuous Filament Fully DrawnYarn

IS 17261:2022 Textile-PolyesterContinuous Filament Fully Drawn Yarns – Specification

July 3, 2023

Polyester Partially Oriented Yarn

IS 17262:2019 Textile-Polyester PartiallyOriented Yarn – Specification

July 3, 2023

Polyester Industrial Yarn

IS 18264:2019 Textile-PolyesterIndustrial Yarn – Specification

July 3, 2023

100 Percent Polyester Spun Grey and WhiteYarn

IS 17265:2019 Textile-100 PercentPolyester Spun Grey and White Yarn – Specification

July 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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Chemlinked, 26-04-23