Fibres and Yarns

Compulsory BIS Certificate Is Affecting Textile Manufacturers

Published: March 30, 2023

The forthcoming BIS accreditation for foreign producers of viscose staple fibre has raised concerns in the local textile sector.

Manufacturers of viscose staple fibre (VSF) who adhere to the Bureau of Indian Standards’ norms (IS17266: 2019) will receive certificates, and as of Wednesday, the hallmark is required. Yet, according to industry sources, a number of VSF variations are imported.

Numerous foreign producers who applied for certification have not yet received it. Also, because there is no hall mark, those who have placed orders for the fibre and are waiting for shipping won’t be allowed to accept delivery when the goods arrive in India. They claim that this will affect the local textile manufacturers.

Given that the BIS certification procedure has not yet They suggested that the BIS speed up the certification procedure and apply the Quality Control Order only when all the problems have been resolved.

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