India's Draft Chemical (Management and Safety) Rules: Know your obligations and start preparing

Time & Location

Wednesday: 15.40 to 16.00, Stage 4


Shisher KumraExecutive Director, Global Product Compliance

About this presentation

The 5th draft of the Chemical (Management and Safety) Rules (CMSR) was released by India on Aug. 24th, 2020. The draft, also known as India REACH, is expected to come into force on its publication date in the Official Gazette same as when it will be notified to the WTO this year. The CMSR will regulate Substances, Substances in Mixture, Substances in Articles, and Intermediates that are manufactured, imported, or placed in the Indian Territory above 1 tonne per year. Indian manufacturers, importers, and Authorized Representatives (AR) with an Indian legal entity can comply with the CMSR by submitting the notification and registration, and complying with other regulatory obligations. For foreign entities, it is important to appoint an AR to fulfil their compliance obligations. Overview of CMSR and timeline for implementation. Required information for substance notification and registration Foreign Manufacturers obligations and role of Authorized Representative (AR) Fee structure Chemicals regulated under BIS and procedure for applying BIS certificates Compliance Strategies

Speaker Bio:

Mr. Kumra is an Environmental Law and policy Expert with 28 years of experience in the areas of Cleaner Production, Cleaner technology, Sustainability management, support chemical policy and regulation, circular economy, regulatory representation, and setting up compliance management systems and develop related tools for effective and efficient support to its clients. Mr. Kumra as founder of GPC Group has supported global compliance excellence efforts of 1500+ corporations.