India extends enforcement dates for Quality Control Orders for three chemicals
The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has extended the Quality Control Orders (QCOs) for three chemicals. On 26 September 2023, a notification was published in the Gazette of India in consultation with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) extending enforcement dates of the QCOs for three chemicals. The chemicals and revised dates are as follows:
|Chemicals||Indian standard||Previous implementation date||Extended date|
|Maleic Anhydride||IS 5149:2020||24 April 2023||24 April 2024|
|Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers||IS 13601: 1993||3 April 2023||3 April 2024|
|Polyethylene Material for Moulding and Extrusion||IS 7328:2020||3 April 2023||5 January 2024|
The Quality Control Order is the regulation that requires concerned substances to carry the certification mark of the Bureau of Indian Standards. The existing rules will remain in force until the implementation of the new QCOs.