Pakistan Cotton Standards Institute (PCSI)


Set up in 1994

Under Cotton Standardization Act 2002, following functions assigned to PCSI:

1)To establish cotton standards, grading and quality control systems in the picking, handling and sale of cotton
2)To reduce contamination in cotton picking processes
3)To conduct grading of seed cotton and classification of lint cotton through its Classers or the approved private inspection companies;
4)To pre-qualify the private inspection companies for certifying the quality of cotton;
5)To conduct training and examination in cotton grading and cotton classing for growers, ginners, spinners, exporters and other persons of public and private sectors and awarding the certificate;
6)To lay down the policy and program and its implementation for training in arbitration, cotton classification and cotton fiber testing.