India delays import certification mandate anew for five chemicals

Priya Jestin


MUMBAI (ICIS)–India has again delayed a planned import certification mandate for five chemicals by six months to August-September.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification mandate for acetic acid, methanol and aniline will be pushed back to 3 August, the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers announced on 2 February.

For morpholine and acetone, accreditation now be required on 1 August and 13 September, respectively, it said.

The mandatory BIS certification was expanded to cover more chemicals and petrochemical imports in 2019 as a non-tariff barrier against inferior imports.


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