On May 23, 2023, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has enacted both the Vinyl Acetate Monomer (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2023, and the Methyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2023, to further postpones their enforcement date to February 24, 2024. The principal order was originally scheduled to take effect on May 30, 2022, but was postponed to November 30, 2022, by an amendment order promulgated on May 30, 2022. However, it was postponed again to May 31, 2023, by another order on November 18, 2022. This latest amendment marks the third postponement, which delays the effective date by 9 months.
The following shows the previous changes in the effective dates of the Quality Control for vinyl acetate monomer, methyl acrylate and ethyl acrylate.
- May 30, 2022
→ November 30, 2022
→ May 31, 2023
→ February 29, 2024
The Quality Control Order requires compliance with each applicable Indian Standard. Under Annexure II Scheme 1 of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018, the “Standard Mark” must be attached in accordance with the license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Violations of these Quality Control Orders are punishable under The Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016. However, goods intended for export are not subjected to this Act.
“Vinyl Acetate Monomer (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2023” and “Methyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2023” is available for download at:
|Goods||Indian Standard||Title for Indian Standard|
|Vinyl Acetate Monomer||IS 12345:1988||Specification for Vinyl Acetate Monomer|
|Methyl Acrylate||IS 14707: 1999||Methyl Acrylate -Specification|
|Ethyl Acrylate||IS 14708:1999||Ethyl Acrylate – Specification|
* The Indian Standard to be complied with shall be the latest edition in force at all times.
*Refer to the applicable Indian Standard for each subject goods of the Quality Control Order.
“Vinyl Acetate Monomer (Quality Control) Order, 2021” and “Methyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate, (Quality Control) Order” (Hindi & English) is available for download at: