Coconut Fatty Acids (HS Code 38231900); Fatty acids, industrial, monocarboxylic; acid oils from refining (excl. stearic acid, oleic acid and tall oil fatty acids) (HS 382319)
Coconut Fatty Acids (Quality Control) Order, 2021 (1 page, in English)
Coconut Fatty Acids are produced by the hydrolysis of Coconut Oil. Coconut Fatty Acids comprise of about 90% saturated fatty acids. The main fatty acids are Lauric Acid, which constitutes about 50% of total fatty acids obtained from coconut oil. Coconut Fatty Acids are used in the manufacture of Soaps and their derivatives like coco diethanol amide and coco mono ethanolamide. The large quantity usage and imports of Fatty acids and possible health impact of low purity. So, for protection of human health and environment, the standard of Coconut Fatty Acids needs to be made mandatory. The locally manufactured or imported Coconut Fatty Acids shall conform to the Indian standard (IS 12069:1987) and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per Scheme-I of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. The use of the standard marks is governed by the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016 and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.