Federal cabinet has recently approved world-class quality standards for 61 products from a wide range of categories including food items, electronics, batteries, vehicles, cosmetics, surgical equipment, fertilizers and pesticides, and construction materials.
Ministry of Science and Technology had initially forwarded the summary seeking the upgradation of the quality of 61 items to international standards.
Here are all the categories and items which the Federal cabinet has approved.
Electronic products make up most of the list of the recently approved products.
Quality standards of the following electronics products will be reconciled to Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and Energy Star Rating.
- television receivers
- sound system equipment
- switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations
- washing machines
- multiple split system air conditioners
- air to air heat pumps
- non-duct air conditioners
- electric irons
- sockets and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes
- microwave ovens
- rubber tyres for every ride (cycle/car or truck)
- tyre rims
- carbon body car sheets
Fertilizers and Pesticides
- multi-nutrient fertilizers
- ammonium sulfate fertilizers
- potassium sulfate fertilizers
Surgical, Hospital Equipment, and Machinery
- medical diagnostic X-ray equipment
- medical electrical equipment
- dosimeters with ionization chambers used in radiotherapy
- heat-treatable steels
- alloy steels
- free-cutting steels for surgeries
- spectacle frames
- sterile surgical glove
- hot-rolled carbon steel sheets
- cold reduced carbon steel sheets
- aluminum and aluminum alloys
- safety features of amusement rides and amusement devices
- buried polyethylene (PE) pipes for gas supply
- polyethylene (PE) pipes for water supply
- polypropylene (PP) pipes
- polyethylene (PE) storage tanks
- sanitary taps
- chemical admixture
- hair oils and creams
- face wash creams
- skin powders
- tetra packed fruit juices
- wheat flour
- cooking oils
Besides, quality standards of UPS and electric cables will be approved as well.