Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), on 23.10.2023 has issued Quality Control Orders for ‘Copper products, Drums and Tins’. The Standard issued for any product is for voluntary compliance unless it is notified by the Central Government to make it mandatory primarily through notification of Quality Control Order (QCO) under Scheme-I and Compulsory Registration Order (CRO) under Scheme-II of BIS Conformity Assessment Regulations, 2018. The objective of notifying the QCOs is to enhance quality of the domestically manufactured products, curb the imports of sub-standard products into India, prevention of unfair trade practices for the protection of human, animal or plant health and safety of the environment.
The QCO will come into force on the expiry of six months from the date of notification in the E-Gazette. In order to safeguard the domestic small/micro industries, ensure smooth implementation of the QCO and Ease of Doing Business, relaxations have been granted to small/micro industries as regards to timelines, additional three month have been given to Small industries and additional six months have been given to micro industries in respect of implementation of QCO.