India BIS Product Certification: New substances added to the BIS list

New chemical substances have been added to the India BIS list and therefore, companies placing the listed chemicals on the Indian market must secure a BIS license prior to placing them on the Indian market. With the new addition of substances the BIS list contains 33 chemicals and more are expected to be added.

Recently added substances as follows:

IS 14707: 1999

Methyl Acrylate

Methyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate, n-Butyl Acrylate (Quality Control) Order, 2020

(S.O. No. 4001 (E) 04/11/2020)

IS 14708:1999

Ethyl Acrylate

IS 12345:1988

Vinyl Acetate Monomer

Vinyl Acetate Monomer (Quality Control) Order, 2020

(S.O. No. 4003 (E) 04/11/2020)

IS 4105:2020

Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)

Styrene (Vinyl Benzene) (Quality Control) Order, 2020

(S.O. No. 4002 (E) 04/11/2020)

IS 5149:2020

Maleic Anhydride, Technical

Maleic Anhydride (Quality Control) Order, 2020

(S.O. No. 4000 (E) 04/11/2020)

IS 12540:1988


Acrylonitrile (Quality Control) Order, 2020

(S.O. No. 3999 (E) 04/11/2020)

In addition, companies placing chemicals on the Indian market that are planned to be added to the BIS list, will need to start preparing their applications well in advance so that they are able to react immediately upon these chemicals are finally listed. 

At REACHLaw – via our office in New Delhi, India- we will be happy to help you obtain a BIS license for your products as authorized India representative (AIR) that are being or intend to be placed on the Indian market and that are subject to this requirement. In addition, we can also help you with the preparation of your BIS applications for the chemicals that are planned to be added soon to the BIS list.

More information on India BIS license can be found HERE.

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