India India postpones enforcement date of QCO for Refrigerating Appliance

On December 22, 2021, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry published “Refrigerating Appliances (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2021” to postponed the effective date of the Order for Refrigerating Appliances to January 1, 2023, and revise the applicable Indian standards. The amendment delayed the enforcement of the Order by one year from 2022, and also superseded IS 1476 (Part1): 2000 and IS 15750: 2006 to “IS 17550 (Part1): 2021”, which is applicable to refrigeration equipment for household use. The subject goods have to bear the “Standard Mark” in accordance with the license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards in Scheme I of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Rules, 2018”. This order shall not apply to the subject goods for export purposes.

 

Before revision:

  • The effective date of this Quality Control Order shall be January 1, 2022.
  • The Indian Standards that must be complied with are as follows.
Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Household refrigerating appliance – Refrigerators with or without low temperature IS 1476 (Part1): 2000 Performance of household refrigerating appliance – Refrigerators with or without low temperature compartment: Part 1 energy consumption and performance
Freezers IS 7872: 2018 Freezers- Specification
Household frost – Free Refrigerating appliances – Refrigerators cooled by internal forced air circulation IS 15750:2006 Household frost – Free refrigerating appliances – Refrigerators cooled by internal forced air circulation – Characteristics and test methods –

 

After revision:

  • The effective date of this Quality Control Order shall be January 1, 2023.
  • The Indian Standards that must be complied with are as follows.
Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Household Refrigerating Appliances IS 17550 (Part 1): 2021 Household Refrigerating Appliances–Characteristics and Test Methods Part-1 General Requirements.
Freezers IS 7872: 2018 Freezers- Specification

 

The amendment can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English).
https://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2021/232071.pdf

Refrigerating Appliances (Quality Control) Order, 2020
https://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/223647.pdf

 

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Senior Research Associate, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

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In charge of South Asia (India, Bangladesh, etc.), South Korea, Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, etc.) and Turkey for managing infomation on the environmental regulations

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MA, Environment, Development and Policy, University of Sussex

YAMANOUCHI Kengo