India is finalizing plans to increase the number of chemicals and petrochemicals to be covered by mandatory certification. The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, the responsible authority to issue list of products on which mandatory certification is to be required, plans to make 72 chemicals and petrochemical standards mandatory. Within these standards, domestic and foreign companies will be required to obtain permits before they can import, manufacture, or use the affected substances.
Since 2018 India has notified 29 mandatory standards covering 32 substances to WTO:
The purpose is to standardise the chemicals to conform with the harmonised system of coding, which is followed internationally and make it more transparent in order to reduce fake and substandard quality. The Bureau of Indian standards (BIS), the national Standards Body of India, will be responsible for the certifying and enforcing agency for these mandatory standards.
The final draft of the Indian Chemicals Management and Safety Rules (CMSR – India REACH) is out now!
Next Step: After final optimization, Indian CMSR will go for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Notification (60 Days)
The Indian CMSR would likely come into force from the first quarter of 2021.
Updates from the previous (4th Draft) version includes:
You can download the Final Draft of the Indian CMSR here
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