DRAFT QCO NOTIFICATION FOR MANDATORY BIS CERTIFICATION OF “Cookware and Utensils”
CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Important update on mandatory BIS certification for manufacturers/importers of "Cookware and Utensils” for the Indian market.
Draft QCO Notification for "Cookware and Utensils" (Mandatory BIS Certification for Cookware and Utensils)
In response to the Hon'ble Prime Minister's call for "Zero-defect-Zero Effect" manufacturing, DPIIT is currently developing Quality Control Orders/Technical Regulations for a variety of items.
Draft QCO for Cookware and Utensils have been prepared in response, which is attached below.
In this regard, DPIIT has requested that all industries, Apex Industry/Association (CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM), Sectoral Industry/Association, Regional Industry/Association, respective Administrative Ministries, Concerned R & D Institutions/Organizations provide their comments on the Draft QCOs by January 15th, 2023.
As per this Draft QCO, The Central Government, after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards, decides that it is necessary or expedient to issue the “Cookware and Utensils (Quality Control) Order, 2023” in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).
According to this Order, "Cookware and Utensils" shall have to comply with the corresponding Indian Standard and bear the standard mark (ISI Mark) under a licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme- I of Schedule- II of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018, and cannot be produced, traded/sold, stocked, or imported unless they bear the ISI Mark.
This order is not applicable to the products or articles which are meant for export.
NOTE: Any person who violates the provisions of this order will be punished in accordance with the provisions of the BIS Act, 2016.
Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt. of India)
Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Implementation Dates: Implementation Dates Not Announced Yet, Approximate Date: August 2023
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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards
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