India has informed the WTO of its intention to mandate the use of national standards for several categories of food contact products. If approved, the new law will become effective six months after the date of publication in the Official Gazette
On May 5, 2023, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a draft order from the India Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade on its intention to mandate five standards for five categories of food contact product.
According to the draft order, goods are required to conform to the specified Indian Standards and bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau as Scheme-I of Schedule II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018.
Highlights of the draft Order are summarized in Table 1.
WTO Document No. 23-3189, May 5, 2023
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
Draft Cookware and Utensils (Quality Control) Oder, 2023
|Scope||Indian Standard1||Proposed Effective Date|
|Cookware and Utensils||IS 14756:2022 ‘Stainless steel cookware’|
|IS 1660:2009 ‘Wrought aluminum utensils’|
|IS 13983:1994 ‘Stainless steel sinks for domestic purposes’|
|IS 9396 (Part 1):1987 ‘Round open top sanitary cans for foods and drinks – tinplate’|
|IS 14407:1996 ‘Aluminum cans for beverages’|
1Latest version of Indian Standards, including amendments, as notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards from time to time, are to be applied
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