India Extends ETP Quality Control Implementation to 17 July
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India Extends ETP Quality Control Implementation to 17 July

India’s Steel Ministry announced on 16 April 22021 that the date of enforcement of the following Indian Standards is extended for three months till

India’s Steel Ministry announced on 16 April 22021 that the date of enforcement of the following Indian Standards is extended for three months till 17th July 2021

  1. IS 1993: 2018 - Cold-reduced Electrolytic tin plate

  2. IS 12591:2018 - Cold reduced electrolytic chromium & Chromium oxide-coated steel

India’s Metal Container Manufacturers’ Association said that while it appreciates the support given by the Government by providing a 3 months extension but this will not be helpful at all. The Association had requested the Ministry of Steel to postpone the implementation of the QCO till sufficient quantity of tinplate & tin free steel is produced locally to meet the industries demand of 700000 tonnes per annum.

The steel and steel products quality control order dated 17 July 2020, which directs usage of BIS certified raw materials, has had an impact on the metal container packaging industry in India. This has resulted in a shortage of raw materials as imported inputs don't have BIS certification, although they comply with recognised International Standards. Following representations by the MCMA, the government had previously postponed it till 17 April 2021 and now have granted a further three month extension, but the industry seeks more time for implementation of QCO, at least till March 2022.

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