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Quality Control Orders QCOs regarding 8 Chemicals from BIS Standard

May-06-2022 Regulatory update BIS Standards

On April 27, 2022, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India, published the Quality Control Orders (QCOs) in Gazette notifications for eight ch...

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India consults on eight standards for plastics and resins

May-04-2022 BIS India India-REACH

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is reinvestigating the use of eight chemical standards in plastics, resins, moulding, and extrusion materials. The standards cover:  Subst...

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India publishes a draft of a revised standard for coatings and enamels

Apr-26-2022 Chemical industry BIS India

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is holding a consultation process until May 11 on a proposed amended standard for ready-mixed paint, air drying, and red oxide-zinc chrome priming, which would ext...

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India restricts the import and export of certain hydrofluorocarbons

Apr-25-2022 Permitting or licensing Chemical industry India

As part of its drive to use safer alternatives, India has imposed restrictions on certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), requiring importers and exporters to obtain g...

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India allows use of recycled PET in food contact materials

Apr-25-2022 Food contact Packaging Plastics India

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) amended the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations 2018, allowing for the use of recycled plastics in food contact materials (FCM) w...

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Indian standards body grants licenses to 661 toy manufacturers

Apr-25-2022 Permitting or licensing BIS India

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has granted licences to 661 domestic toy manufacturers after determining that they comply with a 2020 quality control order that limits the use of certain heavy me...

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India proposes new policy for medical devices

Mar-25-2022 Healthcare India Regulatory update

The Indian Government proposes a new Draft National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022, to reduce India's reliance on high-end medical device imports. The government intends to adopt public-private p...

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