(Registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860-Estt: 1982-Reg. No S/13270)
203, Hansa Tower, 25, Central Market, Ashok Vihar, Phase-I, Delhi- 110052

Welcome to AIPIA

All Indian association of plastic industries is incorporated in 1982,plastic industries association of India is a leading Association of SSI and Medium Scale plastic processing units and related interests in the country. As on date Association has 662 Life Members with a total registration of 2461 spread all over the country. Right from its inception, Plastic association of India has been one of the most active Associations of plastic processing industry which has been known as alive to the various areas of problems/concerns of the industry with regard to government duties, policy of raw – materials suppliers, pollution potential of processing of plastic products, categorization of plastic products under Green category, Green category/permissible list ,non-biodegradable plastic bags, recycling of non-biodegradable materials, biodegradable plastic bags, environmental friendly plastic bags, recycle plastic bags, reusable plastic bags, all weather proof recyclable plastic bags, India customs & duty tariff codes, Indian customs duty and environmental effects of plastic production has been actively following up with various agencies to obtain satisfactory resolution of industries multifarious problems.



(Association completes 35 years of its establishment in 2017)
Incorporated in 1982, All India Plastic Industries Association (AIPIA) is a leading Association of SSI and Medium Scale plastic processing units and related interests in the country. As of now Association has 662 Life Members with a total registration of 2461 spread all over the country.

Right from its inception AIPIA, being one of the most active Associations of plastic processing industry, has been alive to the various areas of problems / concerns of the industry with regard to government duties, policy of raw material suppliers, etc. It has been proactively following up with various agencies to obtain satisfactory resolution of multifarious problems with promptitude.

Over a period of past 35 years, AIPIA has taken significant actions and has many achievements to its credit. On persistent representations and follow-ups with the concerned authorities of Government of India and Government of NCT of Delhi, the association has been able to achieve the following:
  • The association takes up grievances / problems of its members with the raw material suppliers on regular basis and invites representatives of major polymer producers in its monthly meetings for interaction on issues of concern so that industry’s point of view is conveyed to them in an on-going manner. RIL / GAIL / IOCL / HMEL – Mittal Energy Ltd., HALDIA Petrochemicals Ltd. etc. are the major domestic polymer producers in the country.
  • Members’ complaints regarding inadequate raw material supplies by the companies were taken up with concerned domestic companies, whenever these were brought to the notice of the association.
AIPIA has been a Member of the Public Grievance Committee and Regional Advisory Committee of Central Excise for the past many years wherein issues of concern are raised for satisfactory redressal.
4% Special Additional Duty on Imports (SAD): We have a long pending issue of SAD, which is ultimately refunded to traders. We have sent several communications to the Govt. in this regard. In our latest communication to the Chairman, CBEC, we have mentioned that in the light of introduction of GST and also under “Ease of Doing Business”, the Govt. must withdraw this 4% SAD.
Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016
Government of India has always allowed manufacturing of Plastic Carry Bags of a controlled thickness. As per Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the MoEF&CC has increased thickness of plastic carry bags from 40 to 50 microns. In the light of this notification issued by Govt. of India, we have requested the Delhi Government to withdraw its notification of 2012 banning plastic carry bags in Delhi.
We have been in favour of early introduction of GST in the country. Many taxes, service tax, central excise, SAD, VAT etc. will replace / subsume in the GST and the Government is in the process of finalization of exact percentage of GST. Earlier, the Government proposed to switch over to GST system with effect from 1st April, 2017, but because of certain objections from some states, the Government now proposes to introduce it with effect from 1st July, 2017. Regarding rate of GST, we have written to the Government and are also hopeful that GST rates will not be more than 18%.
The Government declared Bank Holiday on 2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday Nationalized & private banks. Association requested the Ministry of Finance & RBI to review the the decision, as it was causing huge inconvenience to the customers and widespread disruption to the business environment. We have requested the Government to ensure that banks do not remain closed for more two days at a stretch.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) wrote a letter to the Commissioner (Central Excise) regarding specific compliance audit of units engaged in ‘plastics and articles’. We took up the matter with the Hon’ble Minister of State for MSMEs and with Hon’ble Speaker, Delhi Vidhan Sabha stating that such type of audit should not be conducted as regular audits is already being done by the Excise Department and such an action will only create an atmosphere of fear in the industry. We were given to understand that the matter has since been dropped and no such audit shall be carried out by CAG.
Visits by Inspectors:
Members brought to our notice that Inspectors from various departments of the Government of NCT of Delhi were conducting surprise visits without any rhyme or reason and also without any authorization from their seniors. The association took up the matter at the level of Chief Minister, GNCTD and requested him to issue instructions that “Inspectors of various departments of Govt. of NCT of Delhi should not visit factories / business establishments without carrying authorization letters by higher authorities”.
Rain water Harvesting
Rain water Harvesting is mandatory for all property owners having commercial/industrial plot size of 500 sq.mtrs. or more. We informed this to our members / readers through special columns printed in our monthly journal. In order to avoid penalty or higher water tariff by Delhi Jal Board, we request members, who own commercial / industrial properties of 500 sq.mtrs. or above to install rain water systems in their premises.
Trade & Taxes Department:
We requested the VAT department that “Demands raised by them for the same year for which VAT refunds are pending with the department should be adjusted and refunds to assessees may be made after necessary adjustments”. After continued correspondence with the department, we were able to get the issue resolved. VAT department replied that “Recovery of demand is a separate process while refund is processed after seeking information the dealer. However, while processing of refund, demand outstanding on that date can be adjusted out of the refund provided the refund becomes due”.
VAT department issued notices under Section 59(2) to assessees, mentioning that, “Dealers from whom you have purchased goods, have NOT deposited VAT due to them with the VAT department”. We took up the matter with the VAT department stating, “Consequent upon depositing VAT by the seller and duly verified by the VAT department, then such demand from Assessee (Buyer) should be withdrawn”.
VAT on Polythene Packing Material was being charged @ 12.5% instead of 5%. This happened because of change of computerized Code Numbers by the VAT Department. The association pursued the matter with the VAT department on war footing and delegations from the association met the concerned Special Commissioner (VAT) and the issue was resolved with the introduction of proper Code Number for Polythene Packing Material. Upon filing online VAT returns and clicking the particular Code Number, the manufacturers of Polythene Packing Material were able to file VAT returns @ 5%. This was a matter of great relief for the whole plastic industry as buyers and sellers both were affected.
Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC):
Through a public notice issued by DPCC, dated 24th July, 2015, manufacturers of plastic carry bags were required to register themselves with the DPCC and submit applications for issue / renewal of license in a prescribed form. Members reported to us that they have applied for the required license with the DPCC long back, but have not been granted license. The Member Secretary, DPCC ensured in a meeting that such cases should be brought to his notice. DPCC, in response to an RTI application has stated that from July, 2015 to March, 2016, 40 units have applied for registration in Form 1, but none of them have been granted registration. We are pursuing the matter further.
AIPIA’s suggestions/comments to Govt of NCT of Delhi
We offered our comments / suggestions to the Govt. of NCT of Delhi on “Setting up of Recycling Units for Plastic in Industrial Areas of Delhi”. They should ensure safe collection, storage, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal of plastic waste and also see that no damage is caused to environment during this process. Open burning / littering of plastic waste should not be permitted. We have always emphasized that Civic Agencies / Municipal Authorities should be asked to discharge their duties sincerely and act as per the guidelines contained in Ministry of Environment & Forest MSW (Management & Handling) Rules 2011.
Minimum Wages of Industrial Workers:
Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, while delivering his speech on the occasion of Independence Day, announced hike of over 40% in minimum wages in Delhi. The association strongly protested against this announcement and wrote strong worded letters to the Chief Minister, GNCTD & Lt. Governor of Delhi. In addition, we also joined hands with the Apex Chamber of Commerce and filed a case in Delhi High Court against Delhi Government on minimum wages.
Department of Urban Development
Urban Development Departments of all states / union territories are supposed to implement and monitor Ministry of Environment & FA’s “Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016” in their respective states / UTs. As a result of our continuous follow up, you will be glad to know that our association has been nominated as a Member of the Advisory Committee set by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi under Urban Development Department to monitor implementation of the above rules. Delhi Government is in the process of finalizing Delhi Municipal Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, which shall be notified after clearance by the Advisory Committee.
Frequent revision of Polymer Prices by Major Domestic Polymer Producers
The association raises this issue with the Government authorities in seminars, industry meet, meetings etc. Time and again we have been requesting the domestic polymer companies to update this association regarding their productions, plant shut down information, discount policies and availability of raw materials in market.
Fictitious demands raised by VAT department
All dealers / assessees are now required to file VAT returns online under ‘Ease of Doing Business”. But some of our members informed that VAT department creates fictitious demands, due to which the assessees cannot get statutory forms on time and they are thus forced to approach the officers of the department directly or through their representative / legal counsel. We have brought this to the notice of VAT commissioner and are pursuing it further.
Association suggests non-imposition of Anti Dumping Duty on Raw Materials, like Polymer:
Association is totally against the concept of imposition of Anti Dumping Duty on raw materials as the same hurts the downstream industry. It has been noticed that major polymer producers approach the Government for imposition of anti dumping duty on polymers (like PP/PVC) on the ground of injury when international prices tend to be lower. We have requested the Chairman, CBEC to withdraw this 4% SAD early, in the light of GST being introduced by the Government with effect from July, 2017. The Association is therefore, of the view that no anti dumping duty should be imposed on raw materials like polymers as it hinders growth and increases cost of production. It makes sense to impose it on import of finished products.
Matter regarding Ban on Plastic Bags pending with the Delhi High Court/Supreme Court:
The matter was pending in Delhi High Court for more than 4 years. The Hon’ble High Court transferred the case to National Green Tribunal as per its decision dated 5th December, 2016, mentioning that,
“Having regard to the fact that the impugned Notification has not yet been enforced, we direct that the respondents shall not take any coercive steps for implementation of the said Notification for a period of eight weeks from today or till appropriate order is passed by NGT”. However, the association disagreed with this decision, as in our opinion NGT was not empowered to take up the matter and, therefore, we filed an appeal in the Supreme Court saying that the High Court should decide and deliver final judgment. The matter was listed before the Supreme Court for 20th January, 2017, who after a long hearing ordered : “We find that no case for interference in the impugned order is made out at this stage. However, the observations made by the High Court will not come in the way to the petitioner to raise the question of jurisdiction before the National Green Tribunal when the case is taken up by it for hearing and final disposal”.Hearing in the case took place on 13th February, 2017 in NGT and the case further listed for 14th March, 2017.
Formation of Sub-committees
In order to have smooth functioning and prompt action on members’ grievances, the association constituted seven sub-committees. These are: (1) Taxation, (2) Public Relations, (3) Industrial Affairs, (4) Legal Affairs, (5) P4 Expo India 2017, (6) Directory – 2017 and (7) Purchase Committee.
The association organized a camp in association’s office on 23rd February, 2017 to enable members to register their units in Udyog Aadhaar and MSME Data Bank. Officers from the Ministry of MSME came to association’s office and assisted members in doing online registrations.
Association regularly publishes its Monthly Journal ‘Plastic World’ which has a readership of 10,000 spread all over the country.
“Plastic World Directory” is published every year, which contains names of members with their addresses etc. listed under categories like life members, state-wise alphabetical list of members and trade-wise categorization. This is a popular Manual which is used by members/others for reference.
Association has its own premises in the Central Market, Ashok Vihar, Phase – I, Delhi – 110 052, where its office is located having modern facilities like computer, fax, etc. Association’s monthly meetings are held on the 10th of every month (or on11th, in case 10th happens to be a holiday / Sunday).



(Association completes 42 years of its establishment in 2024)

Established in 1982, All India Plastic Industries Association (AIPIA) stands as a prominent Association representing Micro, Small and Medium Scale plastic processing units and related interests nationwide. Currently, the Association boasts around 800 Life Members, totaling approximately 2500 approx. registrations, spanning across the country.

Since its inception, AIPIA has been an active force in addressing the diverse challenges and concerns of the plastic processing industry. It consistently engages with issues related to government duties, policy of raw material suppliers, and more. The Association proactively collaborates with various agencies, ensuring the prompt resolution of multifaceted problems in the industry.


Over the past 40 years, AIPIA has undertaken significant initiatives with notable achievements. Through persistent representations and follow-ups with the authorities of the Government of India and the Government of NCT of Delhi, the association has secured several accomplishments, including addressing issues related to the Central Government.

1. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change (MoEFCC&E):

  • Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR):
    The association has actively pursued the simplification of EPR, leading to modifications in the portal to accommodate various simplifications available for download on the CPCB site. Efforts have been made to address contradictions in the notified EPR rules, with letters sent to the Prime Minister’s office highlighting its impact on the micro and small sectors.   The letters submitted by AIPIA encompassed suggestions for clarification on multiple fronts. These included recommending the withdrawal of obligations for specific years (2021-22 & 2022-23), addressing concerns related to plastic packaging waste, determining the responsibility for collecting and segregating plastic waste (ULBs & PIBOS), resolving confusion about imports falling under EPR, and proposing the establishment of cut-off quantity for EPR compliance. Additionally, AIPIA requested the exclusion of micro and small units from the purview of EPR regulations, recognizing the unique challenges and considerations of these sectors.

2. Ministry of Finance:

  • A letter was sent to the Hon’ble Finance Minister, highlighting the under-advertised scheme regarding affordable finance availability for the MSME sector. The communication emphasized the importance of streamlining access to finance, particularly during critical requirements such as salary and electricity payments. The letter stressed the need for simplifying paperwork and expediting the lending process to enhance the overall support to the MSME sector.
  • The communication also proposed the provision of 24×7 banking facilities in designated branches across the city. This initiative aims to encourage more businesses, including those in the unorganized sector, to avail regular banking services, by promoting financial inclusion and facilitating accessibility, it contributes to fostering growth with the MSME sector.

3. Ministry of Commerce & Industry

  • Imposition of Anti-dumping duty on raw material
    The association provided specific justifications to the Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India urging against the imposition of an anti-dumping Investigation on imports of Pearl pigments, a key chemical in the manufacturing of masterbatches. The request likely outlined the reasons for opposing such an investigation, emphasizing its potential impact on the industry and the overall supply chain.
  • Imposition of BIS standard on raw material
    In our plea concerning the implementation of BIS regulations on plastic raw materials, we emphasized the unique challenges faced by the micro and small sector. We urged consideration of the potential impact, highlighting the difficulty for these sectors to comply with such regulations. Additionally, the plea underlined concerns about potential disruptions to the free flow of raw materials both nationally and internationally, suggesting that such regulations may be more manageable for large-scale raw material manufacturers and producers.

4. Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers:

  • Our association has expressed concerns about GAIL’s decision to supply plastic raw material exclusively to manufacturers registered under EPR, citing potential repercussions on the MSME sector. We have raised this issue with the Ministry of Chemical and fertilizers, emphasizing the need for collaboration between stakeholders and direct involvement of the concerned authority to address such matters effectively. The communication stressed that any step disincentivizing the MSME sector in this manner should be avoided, and suggested that decisions regarding the implementation of EPR should be directly taken by the concerned authority of the government.
  • Frequent revision of Polymer Prices by Major Domestic Polymer Producers-Our Association has highlighted the issue of frequent changes in polymer prices by domestic polymer producers. We have advocated for government intervention to establish price control mechanisms and appoint a regulator as a common approach. This is aimed at to stabilizing the polymer industry, ensuring fair pricing, and maintaining a stable supply. We have suggested that revising polymer prices not more than once a month could be a practical measure to address the challenges posed by the volatility in the pricing of plastic raw materials, particularly for the plastic-plastic processing sector.
  • Quality Control Order (QCO) for polyethylene including various specialty grades
    The recent amendment by the Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers mandated repacking units to apply for licenses, effective from 3rd October, 2023, is raising concerns, particularly in the plastic processing industry, especially he MSME sector. Obtaining licenses for foreign manufacturers could be tough, expensive, and time-consuming, impacting the availability and quality of imported polyethylene, especially in specialized grades needed for various sectors. The request to delay the implementation date stems from the uncertainty around how and when foreign manufacturers will comply and at what cost. We have submitted a detailed representation during a meeting with the Joint Secretary, highlighting the potential logistical hurdles that could discourage foreign manufacturers from adhering to these regulations, and expressing uncertainty about the overall benefit to the industry at this point.

5. Ministry of MSME:
In our letter to the Minister of MSME, we underscored the challenges encountered by the micro & small sector in dealing with complex EPR laws. The suggestion was made that these laws should incentivize for them to integrate into the mainstream. Emphasizing he need for support and guidance rather than penalties, we specifically addressed concerns about pollution control laws and EPR regulations. Given the limited resources-both financially and intellectually-available to MSMEs, navigating these regulations proves to be particularly challenging.


Regarding Multilayered packaging under PWM Rules
Our efforts concerning multilayered packaging under PWM Rules, we’ve been drawing attention to the challenges faced by units encountering penalties for intermediate products used in the manufacturing of printed multilayered laminated pouches/rolls in the packaging industry. Our representations to the pollution department stress the point that these intermediate products are destined to become final products exceeding 50 microns, and we seek understanding and consideration in this regard.

ii. Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC):
The Association has rightly raised concerns about the Power Tariff in Delhi, specifically addressing various charges on electricity bills. The issues highlighted, including the pension trust surcharge, PPCA, and the abrupt increase in the fixed charge for the industrial sector, emphasize the necessity for transparency and clarity in the billing process. It’s crucial for the regulatory bodies like DERC to address these concerns and offer clear explanations on the tariff structure and associated charges. Consumers should be provided with detailed information about the basis of calculation and origins of these charges to ensure transparency in the billing process.

7. AIPIA’s Activities:

AIPIA delegation supported by the Ministry of MSME
-AIPIA delegation to InterPlas-Birmingham UK (26-28 September, 2023)

A business delegation took part in Interplas-2023 held at Birmingham-UK from 26th-28th September, 2023, under the International Cooperation (IC) scheme of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India.

The IC scheme of the Ministry of MSME has proven to be immensely beneficial for the plastic industry, particularly the micro and small units. The support extended under this scheme is playing a significant role in encouraging and advancing this sector.



The Association consistently publishes its Monthly Journal ‘Plastic World’ which has a broad readership across the country.

Furthermore, the annual publication of the “Plastic World Directory” proves to be highly valuable. It includes the names and addresses of members, categorized in an alphabetical list, state-wise alphabetical list, and a separate section for trade-wise categorization. This widely-used manual serves as a popular reference for members, traders, and others in the industry.

Office of the Association is situated at a prominent location in Central Market, Ashok Vihar, Phase – I, Delhi-110052. Regular monthly meetings of the Executive Committee take place on the 10th & 25th of every month, unless these dates coincide with a holiday, in which case the meeting is held on the next working day.

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