Aleph India
Date: 16 November 2021
Place: New Delhi

Dear Reader

Important update regarding mandatory BIS certification requirements applicable to manufacture/import/sales of products “Maleic Anhydride, Acrylonitrile and Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)” for the Indian market. Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards has established standards for these chemicals so that manufacturers can produce the product according to the set Indian Standard.

Notification of Quality Control Order for Maleic Anhydride, Acrylonitrile and Styrene (Vinyl Benzene) (Mandatory BIS Certification


"Chemical and Petrochemical Products” (Quality Control) Order, 2021" for Chemical goods/articles through a gazette notification dated 29-October-2021.

The Government of India and the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India have come up with the latest regulation on Chemical and Petrochemical Products. There are 3 types of Chemical products are “Maleic Anhydride”, “Acrylonitrile” and “Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)” these are regulated as per the document, along with the implementation date and respective Indian standard. By section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016), the Central Government, after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards, is of the opinion that it is necessary so to do in the public interest. BIS has taken this step to improve the quality of these chemicals and also want to protect the Indian Consumers as some chemicals are hazardous like acrylonitrile can affect you when breathed in and by passing through the skin can cause irritation in eyes, nose, skin etc.

Mandatory BIS Certification & ISI mark certification is required for the product to be stored, imported and sold in India. Not applicable to the products or articles which are meant for export.

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

Quality Control Order for BIS Certification of “Maleic Anhydride,
Acrylonitrile and Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)”

Maleic Anhydride IS 5149 : 2020 Specification for Maleic Anhydride, Technical
Acrylonitrile IS 12540:1988 Specification for Acrylonitrile
Styrene (Vinyl Benzene) IS 4105 : 2020 Specification for Styrene ( Vinyl Benzene ) ( Second Revision )
Concerned Authorities

1.For issues pertaining to the Quality Control Orders Ministry of Steel Government of India
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi - 110011
Phone : 91-11-23063417

2. For issues pertaining to Indian Standards and Conformity Assessment Procedures Manak Bhawan Bureau of Indian Standards
9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903

Implementation Dates: As per the notifications, the related goods/articles shall come under the mandatory BIS registration/certification from dated 26-April-2022.

ALEPH INDIA, as a BIS professional firm, understands you and your needs, and our technical advisers will assist you at every step along the way to success. The Government of India with the consultation of BIS have made mandatory BIS Certification of Maleic Anhydride, Acrylonitrile and Styrene (Vinyl Benzene), if you are the manufacturer of these chemicals then you need to get certified from BIS before 26th of April 2022. Not only certification is essential, but a licence is also required for the manufacturing and sale of these products.

This Gazette Notification was out on 29th October, 2021 and Government of India has offered 180 days/ 6 months to get your product registered with BIS; after 26th of April 2022, you are not allowed to manufacture, sale and import these products in India.

ALEPH INDIA will obtain BIS certification for your products and will also provide you with testing services, as a testing report is essential for the grant of a licence.

For any queries on this update, write us at or Call +91 8826230531

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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