India India notifies draft QCOs for Polycarbonate, Polyurethanes, etc. to WTO-TBT

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

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2021/TBT/IND/21_2911_00_e.pdf

  • Ethylene Dichloride (Quality Control) Order, 2021

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2021/TBT/IND/21_2912_00_e.pdf

  • Polycarbonate (Quality Control) Order, 2021

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2021/TBT/IND/21_2913_00_e.pdf

  • Polyurethanes (Quality Control) Order, 2021

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2021/TBT/IND/21_2914_00_e.pdf

  • Vinyl Chloride Monomer (Quality Control) Order, 2021

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2021/TBT/IND/21_2915_00_e.pdf

  • p-Xylene (Quality Control) Order, 2021

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2021/TBT/IND/21_2916_00_e.pdf