India India replaces QCOs for Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Methyl and Ethyl Acrylate

India replaces QCOs for Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Methyl and Ethyl Acrylate

On December 27, 2021, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published new quality control orders for vinyl acetate monomer, methyl acrylate and ethyl acrylate. These orders replaced the previous orders dated on November 5, 2020 and will enter into force on May 30, 2022. 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”. Any violation of the provisions of the order shall be punishable under the “Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016”. For the scope of coverage, it is necessary to refer to each applicable Indian Standard. The orders shall not apply to goods intended for export.


Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of 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 Standards that must be observed shall be the latest edition in force at all times.
  • The scope of the Quality Control Order should refer to the applicable Indian Standard.


The orders can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English).

  • Vinyl Acetate Monomer (Quality Control) Order, 2021
  • Methyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate, (Quality Control) Order, 2021

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