Alerts & Updates 25th Aug 2022

BIS Update: Extension of Mandatory Certification for Additional Chemical Products

Authors

Sanjay Notani Partner | Mumbai
Naghm Ghei Principal Associate | Delhi NCR
Mitul Kaushal Consultant | Delhi NCR

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  • Dear Reader,

    We are writing to you with an important update regarding mandatory registration requirements applicable to imports of certain Chemicals into India.

    Background The Government of India has on August 24, 2022, extended the date of enforcement of the existing Quality Control Order for IS 2080:2021 Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide. Producers of this product will now have additional time to obtain BIS certification of their products. The relevant order is available here.
    Products concerned The date of entry into force of existing Quality Control Orders for the following chemicals has been extended:

    Product Date of Entry into force
    Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide November 23, 2022

    For an updated list of chemical products under mandatory BIS certification, please click here.

    For an updated list of steel & iron products under mandatory BIS certification, please Click Here

    Next Steps As per the notifications, producers of these chemicals will now have additional time 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 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 chemicals at the factory premises as well as parallel testing by a BIS authorised 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.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal opinion or advice. This document is not intended to address the circumstances of any individual or corporate body. Readers should not act on the information provided herein without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the facts and circumstances of a situation. There can be no assurance that the judicial/quasi-judicial authorities may not take a position contrary to the views mentioned herein.