Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - India - Steel and steel products


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: INDIA

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible:

Ministry of Steel, Government of India

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

For issues relating to the Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024:

Shri Abhjit Narendra

Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Steel, Udyog Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi – 110 011

Tel: 011-23061896,


For issues relating to Indian Standards and Conformity Assessment Procedures:

Shri Deepak Kumar Singla,

Scientist 'F' & Head (Certification),

Bureau of Indian Standards,

Central Marks -1, Manak Bhawan,

9, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,

New Delhi – 110 002

Tel: 91 11 23231903

e-mail :


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [X], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable):

S No.

Indian Standard

Title of the standard


IS 18316: 2023

Hot Rolled and Cold Rolled Steel Strips Intended for Processing Of Semi/Fully Processed Non-Grain Oriented Electrical Steel Or Fully Processed Grain Oriented Electrical Steel


IS 18384: 2023

Hot-Rolled Steel Strip, Sheet and Plates for Welded Steel Pipe for Pipeline Transportation Systems


IS 18385: 2023

Hot- Dip galvanized/ galvannealed Steel Sheet and strips for Automotive Applications


IS 18513: 2023

Hot-Dip Zinc - Aluminium - Magnesium Alloy Coated Steel Sheets, Plates and Strips


IS 1469: 1993

Ferromolybdenum - Specification


IS 1466: 1985

Specification for Ferro Vanadium


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024; (2 page(s), in English)


Description of content: This Order seeks to ensure conformity to Steel & Steel Products listed in the Table-1 to the specified Indian Standards. The Order makes it mandatory for all manufacturers in India and all the manufacturers abroad who intend to export to India, of Steel and Steel Products as given in the Table-1 of the Order, to obtain valid license from the Bureau of Indian Standards, for use of Standard Mark, before commencement of regular production of such items. Further, no person shall manufacture, import, distribute, sell, hire, lease, store or exhibit for sale any steel & steel products given in the said Table-1, which do not conform to the specified standards and do not bear standard mark of the Bureau.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Upgrading the Quality of the steel and steel products in public interest to ensure safety of infrastructure/ housing/ engineering goods in the country and for protection of human health & safety


Relevant documents:

·_        The web link for access of the draft order:

·_        The BIS Act, 2016.

·_        ITC (HS), 2022 Schedule 1 – Import Policy as available at the weblink


Proposed date of adoption: Yet to be decided

Proposed date of entry into force: Three months from date of adoption


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


Texts available from: National enquiry point [ ] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

Shri Parmjeet Singh

Addl. Industrial Adviser

Ministry of Steel, Udyog Bhawan

Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi – 110 011

Tel: (91) (11) 2306 1587

FAX : (91) (11) 2306 1824