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On 15 December 2015, the Indian Ministry of Steel published the Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2015. The Order prohibits the manufacture, storage for sale, distribution or sale of several steel products which are not licensed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and carry its Standard Mark.
Although the Order applies to both domestic and imported steel, the Order has been motivated as a barrier to foreign steel producers which do not generally meet BIS norms.
The Order will be applicable from 15 December 2015. Exports to countries which do not require BIS standards are exempted from this measure. All other manufacturers must comply to the BIS standards by 18 March 2016.
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