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Minister thanked for extending the  period of implementation of VSFQCO

Minister thanked for extending the period of implementation of VSFQCO

Mr.Ravi Sam, Chairman, SIMA, has thanked the Minister of Textiles, Piyush Goyal for convening the stakeholders meeting of (Viscose Staple Fibre) VSF on 27th January 2023, deliberating the need for extension of time limit for VSF Quality Control Order (QCO) and the practical difficulties faced by the VSF value chain. 

In a release, he has thanked the Minister for acceding to the request of the industry and extending the period by another 60 days and also directing the BIS to expedite the processing formalities, completing industry visits in a time bound manner and issue the BIS certification to the manufacturers located in different countries, who supply Viscose Staple Fibre to India. India is importing Viscose Rayon Staple Fibre from over 20 countries including Indonesia, Austria, Hongkong, Singapore, China, Thailand, UK, Sri Lanka, Greece and Germany.


The industry had imported 60.76 million kgs during April 2021 to March 2022 and 77.07 million kgs during April to November 2022.  Adequate time is required for BIS and the VSF manufacturing companies in different countries to complete the formalities and issue the BIS certification.

Mr.Ravi Sam has stated that several hundreds of VSF textiles and clothing manufacturers in the country though predominantly use indigenous VSF fibre, they heavily depend on certain specified VSF fibres to meet the requirements of nominated business.  He has said that QCO time extension has enabled these manufacturers to get the imports without any difficulties that might land the country till March.  SIMA Chief has advised all the suppliers and manufacturers to take necessary steps and process the BIS applications on a fast track and obtain the certificates at the earliest.