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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. lay down the policy and program and its implementation for training in arbitration, cotton classification and cotton fiber testing.
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