The "Indian Chemicals (Management & Safety) Rules, 20XX" (CMSR), commonly known as 'India-REACH', has been in progress for years. After circulating the fourth (final) draft amongst 12 industry bodies earlier this year, it is expected that the Rules will be notified to the WTO soon, and shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette afterwards.
CMSR controls the "Placing in Indian Territory" of any substance, mixture, or article unless they comply with these Rules. A foreign company wishing to place such materials in Indian Territory shall appoint an authorised representative who, being an Indian national or an entity registered in India, shall be responsible to act on behalf of the foreign company to ensure compliance with these rules, and liable for the discharge of all obligations under these rules.
The Rules are expected to come into force by early 2021. Initial Notification is expected to start in the following twelve months, that would last for six months. After the Initial Notification Period, all new substances have to be in compliance with the Rules.
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