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India BIS certification

Certification Introduction

BIS certification is a product certification in India, supervised by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). According to different product types, BIS certification is divided into three types, including mandatory ISI mark certification, CRS certification, and voluntary certification. The BIS certification system has existed for more than 50 years, covering more than 1,000 products. All products included in the mandatory list must obtain BIS certification (ISI mark registration certification) before they can be sold in India.

BIS is a third-party certification body. Products certified by it will be marked with the ISI label. The label has a wide influence in India and neighboring countries, has a good reputation, and is a reliable guarantee for product quality. Once the product is marked with the "ISI mark", it means that it meets the relevant Indian standards and consumers can buy with confidence.

In order to unify product regulatory standards and requirements and ensure product quality and safety, India began to implement a product certification system in 1955. According to The BIS Act of 1986 (The BIS Act, 1986), India’s product certification implements the principle of voluntary certification, but taking into account factors such as public health and safety and mass consumption, the Indian government has issued immediate regulations to implement specific products Mandatory certification. It aims to provide end consumers with quality-guaranteed, safe and reliable products. All products listed in compulsory certification must obtain product certification in accordance with Indian product standards before they can enter the market. Therefore, manufacturers who want to enter the Indian market must have an understanding of India's product certification system.

About the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

According to The BIS Act, 1986, the Bureau of Standards of India (BIS) is the Indian standardization and certification authority responsible for product certification. It is also the only product certification body in India and was formally established in 1987. In 1946, to replace the Indian Standards Institute established in 1946.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is subordinate to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution. Although it is a social legal entity, it performs government functions. Its main task is to formulate and implement national standards; implement conformity assessment systems; represent the country to participate in ISO, IEC and other international Standardization activities. The Bureau of Standards of India (BIS) is a financially independent organization with certification income as its main source of income. BIS has 5 regional bureaus and 19 branch bureaus. The regional bureau supervises the corresponding branch. The 8 laboratories and some independent laboratories affiliated to BIS are responsible for the inspection of samples taken during the product certification process. These laboratories are implemented in accordance with ISO/IEC17025:1999.

Certification notes

1. The validity period of BIS certification is 1 year, and applicants must pay an annual fee. You can apply for an extension before the expiration date. At this time, you need to submit an extension application and pay the application fee and annual fee.

2. BIS accepts the CB report issued by a valid agency.

3. If the applicant meets the following conditions, the certification will be faster.

a. Fill in the factory address in the application form with the manufacturing plant

b. The factory has test equipment that meets relevant Indian standards

c. The product officially meets the requirements of relevant Indian standards

Certification classification

Currently BIS certification is divided into three categories:

1. Compulsory ISI mark type certification (product testing + initial factory inspection + post-certification supervision), mainly including cement, food, automotive parts, steel products and other major categories;

2. BIS compulsory registration system (CRS) (product testing + post-certification supervision), mainly including tablet computers, microwave ovens, wireless keyboards, printer power adapters, LED lights, lithium batteries, mobile power supplies, mobile phones and smart card readers, Uninterruptible power supply/inverter of ≤10kVA, rear projection/LCD/LED TV of 32 inches and below, etc.;

3. The rest are BIS voluntary certification, compulsory mark certification and products other than registered certification can be applied for.

Applicable product range

More than 10,000 product certification certificates have been issued, and manufacturers are allowed to label after obtaining the certificate. The certification scope covers almost every industrial field such as agricultural products, textiles, and electronics.

List of compulsory certification products:

BIS certification is applicable to manufacturers in any country. The certification fields mainly include:

1. Tires; 2. Electric irons, kettles, electric stoves, heaters and other household appliances; 3. Cement and concrete; 4. Circuit breakers; 5. Steel; 6. Electric energy meters; 7. Auto parts; 8. Food, milk powder 9. Milk bottle; 10. Tungsten filament lamp; 11. Oil pressure furnace; 12. Large transformer; 13. Plug; 14. Medium and high voltage wires and cables; 15. Self-ballasted light bulb. (Compulsory in batches since 1986)

The second batch (COMPULSORY)

There are compulsory registration products as electronic information technology equipment, including:

1. Set-top box; 2. Portable computer; 3. Notebook; 4. Tablet computer; 5. Monitor with a screen size of 32 inches or more; 6. Video monitor; 7. Printer, plotter, scanner; 8. Wireless keyboard 9. Telephone answering machine; 10. Automatic data processor; 11. Microwave oven; 12. Projector; 13. Electronic clock with grid power supply; 14. Power amplifier; 15. Electronic music system (from March 2013 Mandatory)

The second batch of new additions (COMPULSORY)

16. IT equipment power adapter; 17. AV equipment power adapter; 18. UPS (uninterruptible power supply); 19. DC or AC LED modules; 20. Battery; 21. Self-ballasted LED lights; 22. LED lamps; 23 .Mobile phone; 24. Cash register; 25. Sales terminal equipment; 26. Copier; 27. Smart card reader; 28. Postal processor, automatic stamping machine; 29. Pass reader; 30. Power bank. (Mandatory from November 2014)

application process

1. The customer provides information and samples to the testing agency

2. The testing agency conducts structural inspection of the product and prepares relevant documents for certification application?

3. The testing agency sends the samples to the Indian cooperative laboratory?

4. Sample test

5. A BIS test report issued by an Indian cooperative laboratory

6. The testing agency provides registration documents, Indian representatives and test reports to BIS for registration

7. BIS approves and issues a registration authorization letter?

8. The customer obtains the BIS registration number of the product, and follow-up registration and evidence collection

Application materials

1. Application form;

2. An appointment form certifying that there is an agent in India, or a certification document certifying the Indian office of the manufacturer, and a permit from the Reserve Bank of India;

3. Documents certifying the establishment of the company, such as a registration certificate;

4. Process flow chart, explaining the whole process of product manufacturing (from raw materials to finished products);

5. Quality control system (such as quality manual, quality control plan, test arrangement, etc.);

6. If available, provide other detailed information about the product or system certification;

7. If available, provide detailed information on the components or raw materials used for product manufacturing before certification;

8. List of manufactured machines;

9. List of test equipment during the test;

10. Product design drawing;

11. Qualification certificates of laboratory supervisors, technical and QC staff and detailed details of experience;

12. Test reports from an accredited independent laboratory or the factory's own laboratory;

13. Schematic diagram of the layout of the plant, clearly showing the main production machines, laboratories, etc.;

14. The traffic diagram near the factory, the diagram from the nearest airport or railway station to the factory, and the detailed instructions from India to the factory;

15. The bill of exchange