[Ferro-Alloys.com] Kuensel Online reported that ferrosilicon producers in Pasakha Industrial Estate in Bhutan have been caught off guard as India’s Ministry of Steel made it mandatory for the steel manufacturers to produce Bureau of Indian Standards certification by April 22nd 2020. The industries had nine months’ time to produce certification as the announcement came on July 22, 2019. However, the industrial estates in Pasakha came to know about the notification only last month. As the certification procedure takes time, the Association of Bhutanese Industries has submitted a letter to the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The association’s general secretary Mr Jochu Thinley said the association had asked for a year’s time extension, until April 2021.