On April 22, 2021, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the Bureau of Indian Standards notified the draft quality control orders for Polycarbonate, Polyurethanes, etc. to WTO-TBT for comments. In accordance with these Quality Control Orders, no product will be placed on the market unless it complies with the requirements of the applicable Indian Standards (see table below) and bears the “Standard Mark” as proof thereof. Any violation of the provisions of the orders will be punishable under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.
|Goods or articles||Indian Standard||Title of Indian Standard|
|Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)||IS 17077 :2019 or ISO 19062-1 : 2015||Plastic – Acrylonitrile – Butadiene styrene (ABS) Moulding and Extrusion Materials Part 1 Designated System and Basis for Specification|
|Ethylene Dichloride||IS 869 :2020||Ethylene Dichloride – Specification|
|Polycarbonate||IS 14434:1998||Polycarbonate moulding and extrusion materials- Specification|
|Polyurethanes||IS 17397 (Part 1) : 2020 or ISO 16365-1 : 2014||Plastic – Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Moulding and Extrusion Materials Part 1 Designated System and Basis for Specification|
|Vinyl Chloride Monomer||IS 17442 :2020||Vinyl Chloride Monomer – Specification|
|p-Xylene||IS 17370 : 2020||p-Xylene – Specification|
The Indian Standards that must be complied with shall be the latest version in force at all times.
The draft orders can be downloaded from the following URL.
- Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene (ABS) (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- Ethylene Dichloride (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- Polycarbonate (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- Polyurethanes (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- Vinyl Chloride Monomer (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- p-Xylene (Quality Control) Order, 2021