We are writing to you with an important update regarding mandatory registration requirements applicable to the manufacture and import of Agro Textiles, Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Products into India.
|Background||The Government of India has on September 27, 2023, notified new Quality Control Orders for Agro Textiles, Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Products. Producers of this product will now have to obtain BIS certification for their products. The relevant order for Agro Textiles is available here. The same is available for Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Products here.|
|Products concerned||The Agro Textiles (Quality Control) Order, 2023 covers the following products:
The Agro Textiles (Quality Control) Order, 2023 will come into force on April 1, 2024.
The Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Products (Quality Control) Order, 2023 covers the following products:
The Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Products (Quality Control) Order, 2023 will come into force on March 27, 2024. However, for Micro and Small Enterprises as defined under the MSMED Act, 2006, the order would come into force on September 27, 2024 and June 27, 2024 respectively.
|Next Steps||As per the notifications, producers of these products will now have to secure BIS certification before these orders come into force. Once these orders come into force, both domestic and foreign manufacturers of these products will only be able to export/sell in India with a valid BIS license in place.
To obtain such a license, both foreign producers and domestic manufacturers of these products would need to submit an application to the BIS seeking certification. Furthermore, the process of certification will also require physical testing and inspection of the relevant products at the factory premises as well as parallel testing by a BIS-authorized laboratory in India to verify the same. BIS certification is a time-consuming process and therefore it is recommended that interested producers make applications for certification at the earliest in cases wherein Quality Control Orders have been issued and are pending enforcement.
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