Lauric Acid (HS Code 29159090); Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives (excl. formic acid and acetic acid, mono-, di- or trichloroacetic acids, propionic acid, butanoic and pentanoic acids, palmitic and stearic acids, their salts and esters, and acetic anhydride) (HS 291590)
(Quality Control) Order, 2021 (1 page, in English) (1 page(s), in English)
Lauric Acid is a saturated fatty acid having 12 carbon atoms. It is a raw material for making Lauryl Alcohol, which is used in detergent industry. It is also used in Alkyd resins, Lauryl peroxides, ethanol amides etc. It is obtained by splitting coconut oils, Palm Kernel Oil etc. 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 Lauric Acid needs to be made mandatory. The locally manufactured or imported Lauric Acid shall conform to the Indian standard (IS 10931:1984) 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 standard mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016 and the Rules and Regulations made thereunder. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.