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CITI hails the Government’s decision to extend VSF QCO implementation by 60 days

Published: January 28, 2023

New Delhi : Shri T. Rajkumar, Chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) thanked the Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal for giving the further extension of upto 29th March 2023 for the applicability of Viscose Staple Fibre (Quality Control) Order, 2022. This decision was taken after a stakeholder consultation meeting held on 27th January 2023 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal.

Shri Rajkumar informed that to check the import of low-quality viscose staple fibre (VSF), the Ministry of Textiles (MoT) notified the VSF QCO 2022 on 29th December 2022 which was to be implemented within one month of notification.

However, looking at the import dependency of India on the VSF, specially some nominated categories, and the various procedural issues being faced by the user industry, the request to extend the deadline for the applicability of the notification was made by CITI and other industry associations. This was to ensure a smooth transition and also to make sure that the VSF orders which are already shipped are not impacted.

Shri Rajkumar thanked the Hon’ble Minister for accepting the request and also for advising BIS to complete the registration process of the important vsf suppliers at the earliest to avoid any disruption of the supply chain of the VSF.

Shri Rajkumar said that this extension will ensure that Indian manufacturers will meet their prior committed schedule and on behalf of the Textile Industry he assured to Government that the industry, in the capacity of manufacturer and importer (of raw materials), will ensure complete compliance with the prescribed Quality Control Standards.

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