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New Quality Control Order (QCO) makes BIS Certification in India mandatory for Steel Wires, Nylon Ropes and Others

1. February 2024

On November 21, 2023, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) announced a major Quality Control Order (QCO) that makes the ISI mark mandatory for steel wires or strands, nylon or wire ropes, and wire mesh. The standards concerned relate to the ISI certification scheme (Scheme I) of BIS certification.

The regulation is expected to become effective six months after its publication in the Official Journal, giving companies sufficient time to comply with the new regulations and complete the process of BIS-ISI certification.

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) must comply with specific deadlines set out in the Directive:

  • Small Businesses: November 21, 2024
  • Micro Businesses: August 21, 2024

By introducing ISI certification, the government aims to increase consumer safety and promote competitiveness in these sectors.

This move is expected to have a significant impact on manufacturers and suppliers, prompting them to adapt their operations to the strict quality control measures mandated by the DPIIT.

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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