DGS issues Notice to the Stakeholders regarding revision of the implementation schedule for prohibition on use of single use plastics

Nov 27, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial Compliance

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) on November 21, 2019, has issued a Notice vide order 05 of 2019 issued on October 16, 2019, to the stakeholders regarding revision of the implementation schedule for prohibition on use of single use plastics.

Considering the time consumed by the shipping companies to put their logistical arrangements in place, request by the Cruise liners for seeking a revision of the implementation schedule was made to the Directorate. 

Therefore, DGS permitted all ships including Cruise liners to operate on Indian waters till a revised implementation schedule is finalized and an "Addendum to the DGS Order 05 of 20l9" is issued. It also permitted to all ships to avail reception facilities for all waste including single use plastics on all Indian ports.


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