Cotton Bales (Quality Control) Order, 2023 – reg.

Cir(025)/2023                                                                                   04th March 2023


Sub: Cotton Bales (Quality Control) Order, 2023 – reg.


Dear Sirs/Madam,


This is to inform you all that Ministry of Textiles vide. S.O. 948(E). dated 28th February 2023 has notified the Cotton Bales (Quality Control) Order, 2023 which shall come into force from 28th August 2023 (after 6 months from the date of announcement) thereby mandating the suppliers of cotton bales to obtain a BIS certificate on or before 27th August 2023.

The aforesaid Cotton Bales (Quality Control) Order, 2023 prescribes the requirements of bales of ginned cotton as well as the requirements of the materials used for the packing of bales.

Members are therefore requested to ensure that the cotton bales purchased by them post 28th August 2023 must be BIS certified.

The Cotton Bales (Quality Control) Order, 2023 and the corresponding BIS standard are attached for your ready reference. In case of any suggestions on the BIS standard, members are requested to kindly share the same by 6th March 2023 so that the same can be taken up with BIS for the necessary action.

Placed for your information.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

(Chandrima Chatterjee)

Secretary General