On May 13, 2022, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published Orders postponing the effective date of the Quality Control Orders on methylene chloride, ortho phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acid. With these amendments, the implementation of the Quality Control Orders in respect of methylene chloride was deferred to November 20, Orthophosphoric Acid to December 10 and Polyphosphoric Acid to December 22.
Regarding methylene chloride, the "Standard Mark" shall be affixed in accordance with the license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards in Scheme II of Schedule prescribed in the "Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018" and in Scheme I of Schedule II in respect of ortho phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acid.
|Goods or articles||Indian Standard||Title of Indian Standard|
|Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)||IS 4566 : 2020||Specification for Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)- Technical|
|Ortho Phosphoric Acid||IS 798 : 2020||Ortho Phosphoric Acid – Specification|
|Polyphosphoric Acid||IS 17439 : 2020||Polyphosphoric Acid – Specification|
※The Indian standard that must be complied with shall always be the latest version in force.
※For details on the scope of the Quality Control Order, refer to the applicable Indian Standard.
Standard Mark under Scheme I of Schedule II:
Standard Mark under Scheme II of Schedule II:
These amendments can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English).
- Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- Ortho Phosphoric Acid (Quality Control) Order, 2021
- Polyphosphoric Acid (Quality Control) Order, 2021