Footwear Industry Including MSMEs Sector To Follow Quality Control Orders From July 1
Quality Control Orders were implemented for goods such as toys, household refrigerating appliances, certain steel and cable items and others. The footwear industry, among them, decided to not extend the deadline to comply with the mandatory quality standards of the ‘Footwear Made from Leather and Other Materials (Quality Control) Order, 2022’. It was also decided that manufacturers of small industries will be given a time period of six months extending to January 1, 2024 and micro units up to July 1, 2024 to modify their processes to comply with the new standards.
As per sources, in a meeting with the participants of the industry the Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said, “We have decided that the QCOs will be implemented from July 1. The order will come into force from July 1. It was decided not to do any changes in that. No extension will be given and everybody has agreed to that”. Announcing these decisions, he also added that these orders would help in increasing the production of quality footwear, exports and establishing Indian brands in the global markets.
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