New Delhi: Union steel ministry has decided to bring in 16 more steel products under the mandatory quality control regime. The move will bring around 90 per cent of the steel and steel products consumed in India under quality control.
The ministry has decided to cover tin plates, used in food, food additives, drug and medicines, under the mandatory quality control regime and the process is being initiated. Tin plate is largely used in packaging of food and food additives as well as drugs and medicines and beverages besides other non critical/non food applications.
These notified steel items cannot be produced, sold/traded, imported and stocked unless they bear BIS Mark. Domestic manufacturers of these items have to obtain BIS certification mark licenses.
Foreign suppliers willing to supply these items to India have to obtain BIS registration. The ministry has issued two Quality Control orders, namely Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2018 and Stainless Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2018 as part of its commitment to ensure 100 per cent quality regime in the sector, an official statement said on Sunday. Before this, 34 carbon steel products and 3 stainless steel products were notified by Ministry of Steel.