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BIS has published 21,980 standards for products and processes to date

9. March 2023

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published a total of 21,890 standards for products, process flows, services, workflows as well as test methods since its inception. This was announced by the Minister in charge of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, to the Parliamentary Chamber “Rajya Sabha”. The BIS is India’s national standardisation body and drafts standards for various sectors of the economy. Through the standards, the BIS ensures end-to-end quality awareness among manufacturers, industry, consumers and government institutions. “The standards benefit all sectors of industry, irrespective of their size. It would also make processes more efficient, increase quality and reduce costs,” the minister said.

He further added that the standards would simplify international trade and provide greater certainty to investors. While drafting a standard for India, the BIS technical committees use existing internationally recognised standards such as those of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) or the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In doing so, the BIS teams try to stay as close as possible to the international standards, says Choubey. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to adapt ISO/IEC standards to local circumstances such as health, safety, environment, national security and prevention of deception, he said. Currently, 87 per cent of Indian standards are in line with ISO/IEC standards, if applicable to the individual case.

A large number of diverse products require BIS certification in order to import them into India or bring them to market. Depending on the product, a distinction is made between BIS-ISI or BIS-CRS certification. As the product list is constantly being expanded, we will be pleased to help you with an initial assessment. MPR International GmbH – India Certification supports you with a pending BIS certification and is also available at any time to answer any questions you may have.

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About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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