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India extends time for viscose quality checks


India has extended the implementation of the quality control order for viscose staple fiber by 60 days. The extension is upto March 29, 2023.

In order to check the imports of low-quality viscose staple fiber, the order was issued on December 29, 2022, which was to be implemented within one month of notification. However, looking at the import dependency of India on viscose staple fiber, especially some nominated categories, and the various procedural issues being faced by the user industry, a request was made to extend the deadline for the applicability of the notification by the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry(CITI) and other industry associations. This was to ensure a smooth transition and also to make sure that the viscose staple fiber orders which were already shipped were not impacted.

During this extension Indian manufacturers will get time to meet their prior commitments and to ensure complete compliance with the prescribed quality control standards.Viscose staple fiber is a manmade, bio-degradable fiber used for manufacturing various textiles.

In Tamil Nadu over two lakh power looms have switched over to 100 per cent viscose staple fiber and contributed significantly to fabric exports. Manmade fabric is expected to be the future growth engine of Indian textiles and the clothing sector.


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