Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2021

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Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2021

To comply with the latest version of Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components safety standards and to support the Standard Mark, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT the Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2021.

This footwear and its components quality control order seeks to tighten quality norms for footwear, both imported and manufactured. The new provision of this quality order will become effective on 1st January 2022; the quality order mandates the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for the Footwear and its components imports.

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Purpose of Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Order

The purpose of introducing the Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2021 is to ensure quality footwear products for the customer and also to strengthen the government’s current policy of keeping non-essential imports under check.

Applicability of Footwear & its Components (Quality Control) Amendment Order

Footwear & its Components (Quality Control) Amendment Order relates to the regulation of Personal Protective Equipment Footwear. The products included in the order are as follows:

  • Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots
  • All rubber gumboots and ankle boots
  • Molded solid rubber soles and heels
  • Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels
  • Solid PVC soles and heels
  • PVC sandal
  • Rubber HawaiChappal
  • Slipper, rubber
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industrial boots
  • Polyurethane sole, semirigid
  • Unlined molded rubber boots
  • Molded plastics footwear- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use
  • Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work

Significance of Quality Control Order

The introduction of quality control orders is to formulate technical regulations such as safety and quality standards for 350 products to curb imports of non-essential Footwear items.

According to the quality order, the notified items cannot be produced, imported, traded, and stocked unless they bear the Bureau of Indian Standard mark (BIS mark).

Conformity to Standards and Essential Requirements

Every Footwear product made from Rubber and all Polymeric material specified in the quality control order needs to conform to the corresponding Indian standards defined in the order.

Footwear products specified in the order need to conform to Indian Standards specified in the qualifying order, bearing Standard Mark and need to accompany with the test certificate of input material.

Goods specified in the order need to conform to the corresponding essential requirement under a Certificate of Conformity from the Bureau as per Scheme–IV of Schedule–II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018

Exclusion of Export in Quality Control Order

The Footwear (Quality Control) Order excludes products meant for shipping. Elimination of export is for the purpose that Indian traders making such items for foreign market need and they need to comply with the destination market standards.

Compulsory Use of Standard Mark

As mentioned above, every Footwear products made from Tuber and Leather need to bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau as per Scheme–I of Schedule–II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

Prescribed Authority for Footwear Imports

As per the Footwear (Quality Control) Order, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) would certify and enforce authority for all Personnel Protective Equipment Footwear products imported and manufactured in India.

Indian Safety Standards Footwear Products

The Personnel Footwear made from all Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components manufactured or imported in India should comply with the Indian standards on safety aspects such as mechanical and physical properties.

Sl.No Goods or Articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
1 Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots IS 5557: 2004 Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots
2 All rubber gumboots and ankle boots IS 5557 (Part 2): 2018 All rubber gumboots and ankle boots
3 Molded solid rubber soles and heels IS 5676: 1995 Molded solid rubber soles and heels
4 Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels IS 6664: 1992 Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels
5 Solid PVC soles and heels IS 6719: 1972 Solid PVC soles and heels
6 PVC sandal IS 6721: 1972 PVC sandal
7 Rubber HawaiChappal IS 10702: 1992 Rubber HawaiChappal
8 Slipper, rubber IS 11544: 1986 Slipper, rubber
9 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industrial boots IS 12254: 1993 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industrial boots
10 Polyurethane sole, semirigid IS 13893: 1994 Polyurethane sole, semirigid
11 Unlined molded rubber boots IS 13995: 1995 Unlined molded rubber boots
12 Molded plastics footwear- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use IS 16645: 2018 Molded plastics footwear- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use
13 Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work IS 16994: 2018 Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work

The DPIIT official document is attached here for reference.

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