In India ETAD was successfully introduced to the Central Government and State Government bodies, and the contact will be further reinforced by additional interaction with the government, particularly stressing the regulatory aspect and contribution. It is most important to have the State and National Government on ETAD's side to bring value to its members and play an active role in deciding policy, and some times even rectifying and framing it.

The main functions of IOC are:

  • To form links with Indian national and regional authorities to be involved in the process of chemical legislation impacting the colorants industry in India
  • To inform members about such regulatory developments and when necessary to organise coordinated response to represent the interest of member companies
  • To form links with national groups and associations (ICMA, Other Chemical manufacturers and downstream users like textiles dyers and finishers, plastics, coatings, printing inks, paints and other dye users)
  • To assist member companies on product safety affairs and dealing with regulators (labelling, SDS, registration of chemicals)

As a part of its program to strenghten its position in the country, the IOC has established contacts with DMAI (Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India), the largest and most organized body of colorant manufacturers in India.