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India enacts three new Quality Control Orders and amends an existing one

May-31-2021 BIS permitting or licensing conformity assessment

On 27th May 2021, three new Quality Control Orders (QCOs) were published in the Gazette of India, namely:   The 3 (N, N Di-Ethyl) Aminophenol ...

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Amendments of Poisons Act in India

Apr-21-2021 Chemical industry poison centre ICMSR

In early April, the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India chaired a meeting on implications of Poisons Act (1919) ...

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India: Nine new BIS Standards for Chemicals to become mandatory

Jan-21-2021 BIS chemical authorisation India REACH

  On January 11, 2021, a stakeholder consultation meeting was organized by Additional Secretary (Chem) to discuss BIS standards of 12 chemicals. Nine of the twelve standards under consider...

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Extension of implementation date of certain Mandatory BIS standards in India

Dec-12-2020 BIS chemical authorisation India REACH

The Central Government of India in exercising its powers conferred by section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act (2016) prepared the following amendments in the orders that were publis...

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Indian Cabinet ratifies ban on 7 hazardous chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention

Nov-02-2020 POPs Stockholm Convention

The Union Cabinet ratified ban on seven Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) listed under Stockholm Convention. The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and environment fr...

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India – BIS Certification for Safety of Toys

Nov-02-2020 Toy Safety BIS

Safety of Toys has been brought under compulsory BIS Certification as per Toys ((Quality Control) Order from 1 September 2020. The order was notified to the WTO in February this year. For BIS Certific...

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India Notified to WTO: BIS Standards on chemicals and petrochemicals

Oct-01-2020 BIS permitting or licensing chemical authorisation

India is finalizing plans to increase the number of chemicals and petrochemicals to be covered by mandatory certification. The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, the responsible authority to issue...

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