Article means any object thefunction of which is determined by its shape, surface or design to a greater degree than its chemical composition;

Authorized Representative means a natural or legalperson in India who is authorized by a foreign Manufacturer under Rule 6(2);

Downstream User means any natural or legal person in India, other than a Manufacturer or an Importer, which uses a Substance in the course of its industrial or professional activities; Note: Downstream User does not include end-use consumer.

Existing Substance means a Substance or an Intermediate which is already being Manufactured, Imported, supplied or Used in India or has already been Placed in Indian Territory prior to the expiry of the Initial Notification Period;

New Substance means all Substances and Intermediates that are Placed in Indian Territory after the expiry of the Initial Notification Period, and are therefore not Existing Substances;

Exposure Scenario means the set of conditions, including operational conditions and risk management measures, that describe how a Substance is Manufactured or Used during its life-cycle, and how the Manufacturer or Importer controls, or recommends Downstream Users to control, exposures to humans and the environment. These exposure scenarios may cover one specific process or Use, or several processes or Uses as appropriate;

Existing Industrial Activity means an Industrial Activity which is not a New Industrial Activity;

Intermediate means a Substance that is Manufactured for, consumed in, or Used for, chemical processing in order to be transformed into another Substance;

Import with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means bringing a Substance into India from a place outside India;

Importer means any natural or legalperson who Imports a Substance;

Initial Notification Period means the period prescribed under Rule 8(1);

Mixture means a mixture or solution composed of two or more Substances;

New Industrial Activity means an Industrial Activity which commences after the date of coming into force of these Rules;

Notification with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means a notification made under Rule 8;

Notifier means any person who has an obligation to notify under Rule 8;

Packaging means one or more receptacles and any other components or materials necessary for the receptacles to perform containment and other safety functions with respect to Substances;

Placing in Indian Territory with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means supplying or making available a Substance or an Intermediate, whether in return for payment or free of charge, to a third party in the territory of India, and includes Manufacturing, packing, selling, offering for sale, or otherwise distributing, Substances or Intermediates. Import shall be deemed to be Placing in Indian Territory;

Registrant means a Notifier with an obligation to Register a Substance;

Registration with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means a registration made under Rule 10;

Restriction means a prohibition on, or conditions relating to, the Manufacture, Use or Placing in Indian Territory of a Substance;

Substance means a chemical element and its compounds in their natural state or obtained by any Manufacturing process, including any additive necessary to preserve its stability and any impurity deriving from the process used, but excluding any solvent which may be separated without affecting the stability of the Substance or changing its composition. Substance shall include Substances in Articles and Mixtures.

Technical Dossier means a document providing such information as detailed in Schedule VII and to be submitted under Rule 10


Revised Classification applicable w.e.f 1st July 2020

ClassificationMicro (M $)Small (M $)Medium (M $)
Investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment:< 0.134< 1.34< 6.67
Annual Turnover< 0.667< 6.67< 33.35
(Approx. USD values)
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