The ISI mark is a standards-compliance mark for industrial products in India since 1955. The mark certifies that a product conforms to an Indian standard (IS) developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India. The ISI mark is by far the most recognised certification mark in the Indian subcontinent. The ISI is an initialism of Indian Standards Institution, the name of the national standards body until 1 January 1987, when it was renamed to the Bureau of Indian Standards. The ISI mark is mandatory for certain products to be sold in India, such as many of the electrical appliances like switches, electric motors, wiring cables, heaters, kitchen appliances, etc., and other products like Portland cement, LPG valves, LPG cylinders, automotive tyres, etc. In the case of most other products, ISI marks are optional.
The Importers, whose supplier or they have their factory location outside India must apply must apply FMCS fo the product in Mandatory List.
Note: Separate application is required to be submitted for each product/Indian Standard and for each factory location manufacturing premise(s).
Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS) is a scheme under which BIS licence is granted to a foreign manufacturer in accordance with the BIS Act, 2016 and Bureau on Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018
Step 1 : Confirmation of Product Quality as per concerned IS Standard
Step 2 : Filing of the Application Form
Step 3 : Remittance of Audit Fees & Travelling Expenses for Inspection
Step 4 : Organize the Lab Test Report (LTR)
Step 5 : Closure of Non-Conformity (if any) and Remit the Official Fees
Step 6 : Get the ISI Marking /Registration Certificate
Documents Required for ISI (BIS) Certification in India for Foreign Manufacturers are as under:
(Basic details of factory & product category)
(Indicating conformance of the product to relevant Indian Standard)
(Factory License / Tax Registration copy mentioning the scope as manufacturer)
(TM Registration copy)
(If there is any)
(Name of component used – name of supplier – quality certification of component)
(Name of machine – make – capacity – number/quantity)
(Floor & technical)
(Process flow chart along with outsourcing details, if any)
(Size/quantity of packaging, storage facility)
(Name of equipment – Size – Quantity – Calibration Status & Date)
(Name of person, qualification, designation, year of experience)
(Management list with name & designation in chart format)
(With indicating the distance from Airport & City Centre)
(Details of Indian Dealer / Indian Liaison Partner who will represent you in BIS)
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The average time taken for grant of licence is generally six months from the date of receipt of complete application and its recording. It may vary for reasons like delay in response to queries raised, if any; organizing inspection(s); transportation of samples and remittance of dues, etc.
BIS licence is compulsory for the products under mandatory certification. For the list of products under mandatory certification Download Complete Products List
1) Renewal application ( Form XII )
3) Production detail (Month wise) including complete consignees address
4) Extended Performance Bank Guarantee (six months more than validity of the licence)
5) Remittance of applicable marking fees
For SAARC countries, the payment can be made in Indian Rupee (INR). For other countries, the payment should be made in USD only.
No, Under FMCS scheme the application shall be made by the foreign manufacturer.
No, a separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.
No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.
A number of Product Manuals and schemes of Inspection and Testing (SIT) are available for various Indian Standards under certification. For details please click here
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