BIS QCO for the Laboratory Glassware (Narrow-necked boiling flasks)


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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Laboratory Glassware (Narrow-necked boiling flasks) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

BIS QCO for the Laboratory Glassware (Narrow-necked boiling flasks)


The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has introduced a quality control rule known as the Laboratory Glassware (Narrow-necked boiling flasks) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

Starting six months after this rule is published in the Official Gazette, it will be enforced. This rule ensures that laboratory glassware items must meet the Indian Standard 1381 (Part 1): 2003 specifications. These items must also bear a special mark, called the Standard Mark. To use this mark, manufacturers need a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards, based on Scheme-1 from Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

However, there are a few exceptions. This rule doesn't apply to items made within the country for export. For small and micro enterprises, which are defined in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, this rule will take effect after twelve months and nine months respectively from the date of publication.

The Bureau of Indian Standards will oversee the certification and enforcement of this rule for laboratory glassware products.

If anyone breaks the rules in this Order, they will face penalties according to the Bureau of Indian Standards 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
Tel: +91-11-23231903

Implementation Dates: --

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

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