Alerts & Updates 30th Sep 2022

BIS Update: Extension of Mandatory Certification for Additional Chemical Products


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 September 29,2022 extended the date of enforcement of the existing Quality Control Order for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers,  Maleic Anhydride,  Styrene (Vinyl Benzene), Acrylonitrile, Polyethylene Material, Linear Alkyl Benzene and Polyester yarns. 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 the existing Quality Control Order for the following chemical has been extended:

    Product Date of Entry into force
    Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers April 3, 2023
    Maleic Anhydride April 24, 2023
    Styrene (Vinyl Benzene) April 24, 2023
    Acrylonitrile April 24, 2023
    Polyethylene Material for moulding and extrusion

    (i) Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

    (ii) Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

    (iii) High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

    April 3, 2023
    Linear Alkyl Benzene April 3, 2023
    Polyester Continuous Filament Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) April 3, 2023
    Polyester Partially Oriented Yarn (POY) April 3, 2023
    Polyester Staple Fibres (PSF) April 3, 2023
    Polyester Industrial Yarn (IDY) April 3, 2023
    100 Percent Polyester Spun Grey and White Yarn (PSY) April 3, 2023
    Synthetic Micro-Fibres for use in Cement Based Matrix April 3, 2023

    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.

    For any queries or comments on this update, please feel free to contact us at

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