India India publishes QCO for Polyphosphoric Acid

India publishes QCO for Polyphosphoric Acid

On December 27, 2021, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published “Polyphosphoric Acid (Quality Control) Order, 2021”. The subject goods under Indian Standard IS 17439:2020 have to bear the “Standard Mark” in accordance with the license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards in Scheme II 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. This Order will enter into force 180 days after its publication and shall not apply to subject merchandise for export purposes.


Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Polyphosphoric Acid IS 17439 : 2020 Polyphosphoric Acid – 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 order can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English).

This order was notified to the WTO-TBT on August 17, 2021:

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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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