A Brief Guide to Getting BIS Certification to Export Goods to India

India makes up about 17.74% of the total world population. With population of a whopping 1.3 billion and an ever-expanding consumer market, the country is great for doing business. By 2030, India is expected to become the third largest economy in the world, making it one of the most attractive markets for businesses across the world.

A Bit about BIS Certification

Manufacturers and business entities need to get BIS certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards. Under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986, it is required for foreign business to get BIS certification before continuing operations in India.

BIS certification signifies guarantee of quality, safety and reliability of products that will be sold and distributed in India.

Generally, BIS certification is mandatory. However, for certain products, the Indian Government has made it mandatory considering public health.

Products that Require BIS Certificate

Here are some types of products that need BIS certificate before being exported to India:

  • Diesel engines,
  • Household electric products,
  • Medical equipment,
  • Automobile equipment,
  • Steel products,
  • Electrical transformers, etc.

Types of Schemes for BIS Certification

Here are some common types of schemes through which BIS Certification is provided:

Normal Procedure for Domestic Manufacturer – The domestic manufacturer is required to fill out the BIS application form and submit it with relevant documents and fee. After this, evaluation of the product is carried out through testing in laboratories. Finally, if the sample is acceptable, the applicant gets certified within 4 months.

Tatkal Scheme – For manufacturers that require mandatory BIS certification, Tatkal scheme can be a good idea. Under this scheme, the application and evaluation process is sped up. The manufacturer or business entity can get certification within 30 days of documents’ submission.

ECO Mark Scheme – This is BIS Certification for eco-friendly products. There are certain guidelines that should be met for a product to be characterized as eco-friendly. The process of evaluation and approval is just like the domestic manufacturer scheme.

Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme – Foreign applicants can get BIS certification and ISI mark under the foreign manufacturers’ certification scheme. The time required for this is around 6 months.

G&M Compliance Can Help

With a team of thorough professionals, G&M Compliance can help you with BIS certification. From choosing test laboratories to submitting final report, the company provides efficient certification management services.

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