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India introduces amendment to plastic waste management rules

Apr-23-2024 Chemical inventory Environment EPR for packaging materials

On March 15, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) notified the rules further amending the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 namely the Plastic Waste Management (A...

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India's DGFT Notification Sparks Debate: Exemptions for QCOs for chemicals cosmetics and dyes in Export Sector

Apr-12-2024 Chemical industry Cosmetic Products Import/export restrictions

On March 7, 2024, India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) published notification 69/2023. The notification explains the provisions for the import of inputs that are subjected to mandator...

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Bureau of Indian Standards Issues Draft Specification for Use of Polystyrene with Food Pharmaceuticals and Drinking Water

Apr-08-2024 Food contact materials Indian Standard

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued a draft Indian Standard for Polystyrene (Crystal and High Impact) to ensure its safe use with food, pharmaceuticals, and drinking water. The standard, a...

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India extends Quality Control Orders for 18 chemicals

Mar-21-2024 BIS Chemical industry

India’s Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC) has extended the Quality Control Orders (QCOs) for several chemicals. The notifications were published in the Gazette of India on 5, 6, 7 an...

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Guidelines for Sampling Cosmetics and Drugs Introduced in India

Mar-11-2024 Cosmetic Act Regulatory Updates

The Regulatory Guidelines for Sampling of Drugs, Cosmetics & Medical Devices were approved and released by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) of India on February 9, 2024. The pur...

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India holds public consultation on revised standard for iron oxide pigments for paints

Mar-08-2024 BIS Chemical industry

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is seeking comments until 20 April 2024 on the third revision of the standard for iron oxide pigments used in paints. The standard (IS 44) was first released in 19...

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India requires annual import data from registered importers of cosmetics

Mar-08-2024 Cosmetic Products Import/export restrictions

On February 23, 2024, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (Cosmetics Division) of India issued a circular outlining the import regulations for cosmetics. The CDSCO has issued the Circular ...

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