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FAQ Update and Extension Notice for Implementation of Footwear Products

30. May 2024

The Bureau of Indian Standards has published an updated version of the FAQ on the Quality Control Order (QCO) for Footwear products for 2024. Many footwear products usually require BIS certification to be approved for import and use in India.

The FAQ contains a number of detailed clarifications on several questions, for example:

  • Which are the footwear products for which the Government has issued Quality Control Orders?
  • Do these QCOs apply only to finished footwear or footwear components/materials as well?
  • Impact of recent Standard changes for certain footwear categories and more.

Feel free to contact us for information on the FAQ.

Furthermore, the Regulatory Authority of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced a new effective date for the QCO 2024 for Footwear made from Leather and other Materials. The order will now be enforced starting August 1, 2024.

An overview of the relevant footwear products and their corresponding Indian Standards:

Goods or articlesIndian Standard
Leather safety boots and shoesIS 1989(Part-1): 1986
Leather safety boots and shoesIS 1989(Part-2): 1986
Canvas Shoes Rubber SoleIS 3735: 1996
Canvas Boots Rubber SoleIS 3736: 1995
Safety Boots for MinersIS 3976: 2018
Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber soleIS 11226: 1993
Leather safety and protective footwear with direct moulded Polymeric soleIS 14544: 2022
Sports FootwearIS 15844(Part-1): 2023
Sports FootwearIS 15844(Part-2): 2023
Sports FootwearIS 15844(Part 3): 2024
High ankle tactical boots with PU - Rubber soleIS 17012: 2018
Anti-riot shoesIS 17037: 2018
Shoes for Services and for General PurposeIS 17043 (Part-1): 2024
Shoes for Services and for General PurposeIS 17043 (Part-2): 2024

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673). There is no cost or obligation for us to check for you. If a certification need is discovered we can provide a quotation to make sure that all your certification needs are covered.

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For more information about BIS certification, please refer to our free brochure “BIS Certification Made Easy“.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and Managing Director of MPR International GmbH
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