Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Handicraft and GI Toys exempted from Quality Control Order
Posted On: 12 DEC 2020
Taking steps towards the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a global manufacturing hub for sale & exports of toys, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has devised a comprehensive action plan with steps being taken to boost production & sale of indigenous toys across the country. Quality Control order has been issued by the Department for standardization and quality adherence of Toys. The order will come into effect from 1st January, 2021. This order aims to bring forward the synergized efforts of the GoI, states and the stakeholders to promote ‘Team up for toys’ vision keeping quality standards of the indigenous toys as the priority.
Now, as a part of the initiatives being taken to provide impetus to the medium, small and micro toy production units in the country, DPIIT has released Toys (Quality Control) Second Amendment Order, 2020. It exempts goods manufactured & sold by artisans registered with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts),from use of Standard Mark under licence from Bureau of Indian Standards, as per Scheme1 of Schedule-II of BIS(Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.
The Amendment Order 2020, also exempts products registered as Geographical Indications from following Indian Toy Standards & compulsory use of Standard Mark licence from Bureau as per Scheme 1 of Schedule-II of BIS(CA)Regulations, 2018. The Gazette notification issued by the department says that “nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured and sold by Registered proprietor and Authorised user of a product registered as Geographical Indication by the Registrar of Geographical Indications, Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM)”
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade)
New Delhi, the 11th December, 2020
S.O. 4514(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 16 read with subsection (3) of section 25 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016), the Central Government, after consulting the Bureau, is of the opinion that it is necessary so to do in the public interest, hereby makes the following Order further to amend the Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.– (1) This Order may be called the Toys (Quality Control) Second Amendment Order, 2020.
(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020, in Paragraph 3, after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided further that nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured and sold by Artisans registered with Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India:
Provided further that nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured and sold by Registered proprietor and Authorised user of a product registered as Geographical Indication by the Registrar of Geographical Indications, Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM), under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
ANIL AGRAWAL, Jt. Secy.
Note: The principal order was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary under Part II, Section 3, sub-section (ii) vide number S.O. 853(E), dated the 25th February, 2020 and last amended vide notification number S.O. 3146(E), dated the 15th September, 2020.