BIS QCO for the Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products (Asbestos Cement Building Boards)

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 Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products (Asbestos Cement Building Boards) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

BIS QCO for the Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products (Asbestos Cement Building Boards)

OVERVIEW

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently issued a Quality Control Order pertaining to goods and articles made from Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products.

This order mandates that such products must adhere to the corresponding Indian Standard 2098:1997, specifically focusing on (Asbestos Cement Building Boards).

To demonstrate compliance, these products must bear the Standard Mark, granted under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards, as outlined in Scheme-I of Schedule-II to the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

However, it's essential to note a few exceptions within this order. Firstly, the order does not apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically that are intended for export. Secondly, small enterprises, as defined under clause (m) of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), are exempt from this order for a period of nine months from the date of its publication.

Lastly, micro enterprises, as defined under clause (h) of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), are not subject to this order for a duration of twelve months from the date of its publication.

The certification and enforcement of these standards will be overseen by the Bureau of Indian Standards, which acts as the certifying and enforcing authority for the specific goods and articles outlined in the accompanying table.

In case of non-compliance, penalties will be imposed on individuals or entities that violate the provisions of this Order, as per the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt. of India)

CONCERNED AUTHORITIES

Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903
Email: cmd2@bis.org.in

Implementation Dates:Six months from its publication date For micro-enterprises, the order will come into force twelve months For small enterprises, it will take effect nine months

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

Disclaimer: The information provided in this update is intended for informational purposes only. Readers are requested to seek formal legal advice prior to acting upon any of the information provided herein.

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