KARACHI: Chairman of All-Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) Mohammad Ali Tabba has written a letter to Indian high commissioner TCA Raghvan to play their role for the renewal of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) licenses, ARY News reported.
Chairman APCMA has stated in the letter that he APCMA members have been experiencing delay in the renewal process for more than 2 years now due to security concerns of BIS despite the fact that several applications were made to the bureau on prescribed forms with payment of all dues well before the expiration of required certifications.
Due to the issue export to cement has been restricted. Pakistan has been exporting cement to India since 2007 for which prerequisite is BIS certification that is issued for a period of one or two years to Pakistani manufacturers after physical verification of production process.
Mohammad Ali Tabba has said that despite several assurances by cement manufacturers to provide full security to the bureau representatives, BIC members have not visited the 5 cement factories.