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16 product categories to be added under QCO in 2023-24 India

Jan-28-2023 BIS Compliance strategy

On 20 December 2022 the Indian Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued a notice for bringing 50 products under the 16 categories of mandatory quality control orders (QCO...

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India considers adding 58 chemicals to the BIS compulsory list in 2023

Dec-22-2022 BIS Chemical industry Product classification

India’s Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC) organized a stakeholder consultation meeting on 22 December 2022 to consider adding 58 chemicals to the BIS compulsory list. Since 2018,...

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BIS lists 93 chemical related products that may require compulsory certification

Dec-13-2022 BIS Chemical industry Product certification

On 13 December 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) organized a Stakeholders Consultation Meeting with industry associations and manufacturers of Chemical products in New Delhi. BIS Certif...

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International chemical safety cards training to be conducted in India in 2023

Dec-05-2022 Government incentives Human health exposure Personal care Risk management

In the upcoming year 2023, the Indian Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC) is expected to commence workplace training in the use of international chemical safety cards (ICSCs). A non-bind...

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India publishes consultation on ionomer resins used in plastics

Nov-23-2022 BIS Packaging Plastics

In October 2022 the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published a draft asking for comments on ‘Ionomer resins for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs pharmaceuticals and drinking water’. The c...

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India to make electric vehicle testing mandatory from 2023

Nov-23-2022 EPR for batteries Product testing

On 2 November 2022, The Ministry of Heavy Industries of India issued a notice regarding vehicle test criteria to ensure enhanced human safety.  According to the notice the manufacturers claiming g...

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Indian Government notifies Battery Waste Management Rules 2022

Nov-23-2022 EPR for batteries EPR for electrical and electronics

On 24 August 2022 the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change published the Battery Waste Management Rule, 2022 concerning the waste battery management in India. The new rule takes t...

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