Ethylene Oxide (HS CODE – 29101000)
Ethylene Oxide (Quality Control) Order, 2023; (1 page(s), in English)
Ethylene oxide is used in organic synthesis, especially in the production of ethylene glycol. It forms starting material for the manufacture of acrylonitrile and non-ionic surfactants. It is also used as a fumigant for foodstuffs and in textiles and pharmaceutical industry. So, for protection of human health and environment, the BIS standard of Ethylene oxide needs to be made mandatory. The locally manufactured or imported Ethylene Oxide shall conform to the Indian Standard (IS 5573: 1984) and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per Scheme-II 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.