India India publishes QCOs for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers and Linear Alkyl Benzene

India publishes QCOs for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers and Linear Alkyl Benzene

In the middle of April 2021, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published the quality control orders for ‘ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers’ and ‘linear alkyl benzene’. These orders will come into force on the expiry of 180 days from the date of its publication in the Official gazette and will not apply to products intended for export.


Also, goods or articles specified in the table below shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard as specified in the said table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per the Scheme I of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”. Any violation of the provisions of these orders shall be punishable under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.


Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Copolymers IS 13601: 1993 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) copolymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water – Specification
Linear Alkyl Benzene IS 12795:2020 Linear Alkyl Benzene – Specification

The Indian Standards that must be complied with shall be the latest version in force at all times.


The orders can be downloaded from the following URL.

  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers (Quality Control) Order, 2021(S.O. 1620(E))

  • Linear Alkyl Benzene (Quality Control) Order, 2021(S.O. 1664(E))

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