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Handicraft And Gi Toys Exempted From Quality Control Order

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  • December 15, 2020
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Handicraft And Gi Toys Exempted From Quality Control Order

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy

In news

  • Government has exempted handicraft and GI Toys from Quality Control Order.

Key takeaways

  • Taking steps towards the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a global manufacturing hub for sale and export of toys, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, DPIIT has devised a comprehensive action plan.
  • Quality Control order has been issued by the Department for standardization and quality adherence of Toys which will become effective from 1st January next year.
  • However, DPIIT has released Toys (Quality Control) Second Amendment Order, 2020.
  • It exempts goods manufactured and sold by artisans registered with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), from use of Standard Mark under licence from Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • The Amendment Order also exempts products registered as Geographical Indications from following Indian Toy Standards and compulsory use of Standard Mark licence.

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