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The 6th National Standards Conclave being held in New Delhi.

The 6th National Standards Conclave is being held in New Delhi on 15-16 January. At the Conclave, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the new BIS Act will relook at all standards for goods and services to balance the interest of consumers. He also stated that India would not allow the imports without the specific HSN (internationally recognised identification code for specific products) codes.

The conclave is organised by the 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.