BIS QCO for the Cookware and Utensils (Round Open Top Sanitary Cans for Foods and Drinks- Tinplate)

CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Cookware and Utensils (Quality Control) Order, 2024.

BIS QCO for the Cookware and Utensils (Round Open Top Sanitary Cans for Foods and Drinks- Tinplate)

OVERVIEW

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a Quality Control Order titled the "Cookware, Utensils, and Cans for Foods and Beverages (Quality Control) Order 2024."

This order will take effect on the 1st of September, 2024.

Under this order, goods or articles related to Cookware, Utensils, and Cans for foods and beverages must adhere to the corresponding Indian Standard IS 9396 (Part 1): 1987 for Round Open Top Sanitary Cans for Foods and Drinks- Tinplate. These products are required to bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards, as per Scheme-1 of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. Importantly, this order does not apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically for export purposes.

Regarding the timeline for compliance, Small Enterprises as defined under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, will need to comply from the 1st of December, 2024, while Micro Enterprises, as defined under the same act, will have to comply from the 1st of March, 2025.

Additionally, goods or articles manufactured domestically by an enterprise registered under the "Udyam portal" of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with limited investment and turnover, are exempt from this order.

The Bureau of Indian Standards has been designated as the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles covered under this order. Non-compliance with the provisions of this order will result in penalties under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

CONCERNED AUTHORITIES

Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903
Email: med@bis.org.in

Implementation Dates: 1st September, 2024

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

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