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India introduces Mandatory BIS Certification for Water Chillers

29. February 2024

In an order dated September 25, 2023, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade of India’s Ministry of Trade and Industry emphasized the mandatory BIS Certification for self-contained drinking water coolers. The regulation, known as the Self-Contained Drinking Water Cooler Quality Control Order, aims to raise the standards of water chillers in the Indian market.

The guideline states that all self-contained drinking water coolers must comply with Indian Standard 1475 (Part 1): 2001, which focuses on energy consumption and performance. Manufacturers are required to obtain BIS-ISI certification by March 25, 2024 in order to be able to import or sell products in this category in India after the deadline.

The Bureau of Indian Standards, or BIS for short, is designated as the certification and enforcement authority for this regulation. Violations of these provisions will result in penalties. This move is a clear sign of the government’s commitment to upholding product quality and consumer protection to increase consumer confidence in domestically produced goods and bring Indian products up to global standards. The implementation of this regulation is expected to have a significant impact on the water chiller industry and improve the overall quality of products available in the Indian market.

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: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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