Alerts & Updates 3rd Mar 2023

BIS Update: Notification of Quality Control Order for Cotton Bales

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 Cotton Bales into India.

    Background The Government of India has on March 1, 2023, notified a Quality Control Order for Cotton Bales. The relevant order is available here.
    Products concerned The Quality Control Order concerns the following product:

    Product Date of Entry into Force
    Cotton Bales August 28, 2023
    Next Steps 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 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.

    For any queries or comments on this update, please feel free to contact us at insights@elp-in.com.

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.