BIS (Quality Control) Amendment Order for the Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)


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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) Amendment Order (Quality Control), 2021.

BIS (Quality Control) Amendment Order for the Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)


The Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has issued the Amendment Order "Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) (Quality Control) Order, 2021," slated to take effect on November 20, 2023.

This order applies to goods or articles, specifically Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane), and extends to those intended for export.

Goods falling under this category must conform to the corresponding Indian Standard IS 4566:2020 and bear the Standard Mark. Manufacturers are required to obtain a license from the Bureau under Scheme-I of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

The Bureau is designated as both the certifying and enforcing authority for goods or articles falling under the category of Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane).

Any contravention of the provisions outlined in this order is subject to penalties under the provisions of the relevant Act.

This regulatory measure aims to ensure the quality and conformity of Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) in the market, promoting standardized practices and safeguarding consumers and the petrochemical industry.

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: 20th November 2023

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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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