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India introduces mandatory registration for computer chip imports

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Indian government announced in mid-May that imports of integrated circuits (ICs) and computer chips must be mandatorily registered with the Chip Import Monitoring System, or CHIMS, beginning Aug. 1. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that under the import monitoring system, importers must enter the relevant data on imported products into an online system in advance and receive an automatically generated registration number after paying a fee. Electronic components or finished electronic devices require BIS certification in order to import them into India or place them on the market.

 

Affected product groups are processors and controllers, memory, and amplifiers. In a related announcement, the DGFT said the aforementioned products must be registered through CHIMS starting Aug. 1. The Ministry of Foreign Trade had previously introduced similar procedures for certain iron and steel products, coal, and aluminum and copper products to reduce unnecessary imports of these goods and strengthen domestic production.

Since 2012, the BIS has been gradually expanding the certification catalog and continuously adding additional goods. BIS certification mandatory for many electronic products for industrial and consumer uses. Factory inspections are also required for some products. Depending on the product, a distinction is made between BIS-ISI or BIS-CRS certification. Since 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 your questions.

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 at +49-69-271 37 69 261. 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“.

Verena Numssen

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

Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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