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New QCO makes BIS mandatory for Hinges

4. April 2024

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has enacted a Quality Control Order (QCO) covering various types of hinges. This order mandates compliance with the relevant Indian standard specifications to uphold product quality, making BIS Certification mandatory for this product category.

The implementation of this QCO aims to enhance the quality of the products and foster trust between the industry participants and consumers.

Under the stipulations of the Hinges Quality Control Order, manufacturers subjected to this QCO are required to obtain the BIS License prior to the QCO’s enforcement date.

Of the category “hinges”, the following products are covered under mandatory BIS certification:

SNo.Product NameIndian Standard
1Stainless steel butt hingesIS 12817
2Steel Butt HingesIS 1341
3Non-ferrous metal butt hingesIS 205
4Tee and strap hingesIS 206
5Parliament hingesIS 362
6Continuous (Piano) hingesIS 3818
7Steel back flap hingesIS 3843
8Double-acting spring hingesIS 453
9Cabinet hingesIS 18297

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.

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“.

MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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