The Essential Commodities Order, 2020

Mar 20, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Commercial Compliance

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on March 19, 2020, has published the ingredients and prices of the ingredients as raw materials of Essential Commodities Order, 2020 under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The main objective is to regulate the production, quality, distribution, prices and other aspects of alcohols used in manufacturing the Hand Sanitizers for preventing infections due to virus and bacteria.

In the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, the raw material used in manufacturing as essential commodity shall be treated as essential commodity. The prices of the alcohols used in manufacturing the hand sanitizers shall not exceed from those prevailing on March 03, 2020 without concurrence of the Central Government.

This Notification shall remain in force for a period up to June 30, 2020.

[Notification No. S.O. 1169(E)]


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