From the President’s Desk


Dear Members,

Greetings from Organization of Plastics Processors of India!

At the outset I am happy to inform you that our 39th Annual Meet will be held on Friday 4th August, 2023. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Enterprise  will  be  the  Chief  Guest.  I  appeal  to  all  OPPI  Members  to  reserve  the  evening  for  this  event.
We have started the Financial Year 2023-2024 with positive outcomes of our Representations  to  the  various  Ministries. 
1. Department  of  Chemicals  and  Petrochemicals  have  extended  the implementation of the following Quality Control Orders by 6 months i.e till 3rd October  2023.
i. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers.
ii. Polyethylene  Material  for  Moulding  and  Extrusion.
2. Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals had convened a meeting to discuss  Extended  Producers  Responsibility  (EPR)  implementation  as  per Amendment to PWM Rules, February 16, 2022. In this meeting Organization of Plastics Processors of India represented on various issues faced by the Plastic Processors in relation to EPR. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate  Change  has  accepted  most  of  our  suggestions. 
3. A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Deepak Mishra, Joint Secretary (Petrochemicals) to deliberate on “Surge in the Import of Petrochemicals  during  the  period – December 2022 – February 2023.”
We brought out the following facts to the notice of the Joint Secretary (Petrochemicals):-
a) During the period 2020-21 four HS Codes were newly created. Few HS codes were  no  longer  being  used  in  the  HSN  code  3901.
b) Period of comparison of the “Surge” is not consistent as two consequent years 2020 to 2022 were under the influence of COVID which had its effect on  the  demand  for  Petrochemicals.
Besides the above, we had highlighted external challenges faced by domestics sellers, converters etc., which might have led to increased demand. Our submissions were well received.


With Best Wishes,

Dilip Parekh