- Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
- The ISI Mark or Standard Mark, is issued by BIS under its certification scheme.
- ISI certification* is a self-regulation scheme.
- The scheme itself is voluntary; however, the Government has enforced mandatory certification on various products.
- While BIS grants licences on application, the enforcement of compulsory certification is done by the notified authorities – in this case, officers appointed by State Government/Central Government.
- Compliance with ISO Guide 28 and 65.
* Certification procedure and submission requirements differ between foreign manufacturers and Indian importers.
- A local representative is required.
ISI CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE
- Submit application with essential documents to BIS.
- Factory inspection by BIS officer.
- Sample picking in factory for independent testing.
- Grant of license.
- The simplified procedure for ISI certification** requires a submission application with test reports issued by BIS approved test laboratories.
** The simplified procedure is not granted to some items under mandatory certification and all first-time licenses for any product.
Applicable product categories
Product categories requiring BIS registration include:
- Circuit breakers
- Electric immersion water heaters
- Electric irons
- Electric lamps
- Electric radiators
- Electric stoves
- Switches, etc.
A full list of product categories may be found here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.
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