Government will be more strict on Chinese goods, know what is the plan

Government will be more strict on Chinese goods, know what is the plan

As of March 2021, around 371 categories, such as toys, steel bars, steel tubes, consumer electronics, telecom items, heavy machinery, paper, rubber articles and glass, which are largely imported from countries like China, are mandatory Indian Standards (IS). Will be brought under the system. This will curb the import of sub-standard goods. The Ministry of Commerce identified these items last year. According to officials, to meet the needs of the Self-Reliant India initiative, the process has been accelerated to reduce imports and increase exports.

Chinese goods under investigation

According to Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the Ministry of Commerce has identified 371 imported tariff lines including Chinese products. Necessary standards are being prepared for these. To implement this system, officers will be deployed in major government-owned ports such as Kandla, JNPT and Cochin so that regulations can be better implemented. Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has launched two BIS websites as per Times of India report. Tiwari said that the concerned ministries are identifying the essential goods from the list given by the Ministry of Commerce and they are also contacting the BIS to make the necessary standards.

Which items will be exempted

According to Pramod Kumar Tiwari, no standard will be required for goods which are manufactured in very small quantities. He said that for most products the standards would be applicable by December and for the rest by March 2021. The BIS chief said that the officers posted at the ports are working closely with the custom officers and also conducting tests on the spot.

This is the plan ahead

BIS will increase surveillance visits by five times in factories and markets. In 2019-20, it was 20,000, which is targeted to be more than one lakh. Paswan directed BIS to keep a close watch on the product’s country of origin, date of manufacturing and expiry date and packaging standards such as MRP as it affects all consumers. Tiwari said that the process for “One Nation One Standard” has also started.

One more shock to china

The government has banned 47 more Chinese apps. These apps are duplicates of 59 apps that have already been banned. Banned apps include Tiktok Light, Halo Light, Sharelight Light, Bigo Live Light and VFY Light. As for the strict attitude of the government against China, after the border dispute, the Modi government has given many setbacks to China on the business front. In the same episode last month, the Center banned 59 Chinese apps, including famous ones such as TicketLock, Shareite and UC Browser.

Polity Press Staff

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