SME Times News Bureau | 15 Jan, 2020
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry Piyush
Goyal said on Wednesday that no imports will be allowed without HSN code into
The minister was speaking at the
6th National Standards Conclave on the subject of Standards for Trade
Goyal further said that henceforth there must be
zero tolerance for substandard products and services from industry and
He further stated that Government will support
industry in every way to establish standards for Indian goods and services to
meet international requirements so that brand India is recognized in the world
as a provider of quality products and services.
Unless Indian business and industry make
standards its calling card, India will not be able to reach the target of a USD
5 trillion economy, said Goyal.
The Government is committed to establishing
standards of Indian products and services to world class levels which will
enable our exports to be accepted globally due to the quality of goods and
services, added the Minister.
He said Made in India should carry the commitment
of 130 crore people towards quality, sincerity, customer satisfaction and not
be second best.
Goyal further said that it is an unfortunate
reality for India that the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) entered into with other
countries has not led to the growth of India’s trade and business because the
poor quality of the products and services that get restricted with non-tariff
barriers when exported.
He further elaborated on this point with the
number of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) in countries like US (8000), Brazil
(3879), China (2872) and India with only 439 TBTs. This illustrates the fact as
to the manner in which India and rest of the world are looking at the concept
of quality in products and services, said the Minister.
Commerce and Industry Minister further stated
that the time has come to get out of the mind set of subsiding exports and
adopt the mantra of zero defect zero effect in order to ensure that emerging
India will be the destination for quality products and services.
He said that the need of the hour is to get cracking
towards a zero defect policy, that PM Narendra Modi has articulated a number of
The Minister said that the quality standards must
be accepted as the reality of an emerging India, an India that wishes to be
recognised as a country manufacturing quality products.
He informed that the new Bureau of Indian
Standards (BIS) Act is relooking at all standards for goods and services in
order to balance the interest of consumers with that of the industry which will
enable the culture of quality to take root in the country and production or
import of substandard products and services will not be tolerated any longer.
The minister urged BIS, FSSAI and other
departments of the Government, that are mandated to set up and establish
standards, to work in mission mode so that goods and services produced and
imported in India meet international quality requirements.
This will help India to engage with the world on
equal and reciprocal terms, he said.
Goyal hoped that this will see a new era of
quality production of goods and services in the country and quality will be the
buzzword and the collaborative approach of Government, industry and consumer
will help in setting up and upgrading standards to give the best products and
services to the consumers and also ensure the protection of the
The 6th National Standards Conclave is being held
in Delhi on 15-16 January 2020 and is organized by Department of Commerce,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Export Inspection Council of India (EIC),
National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) and the Centre
for Research on International Trade.