Proposals for new products requiring BIS certification18. March 2020
The lists of products that fall under the mandatory certification of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) have been published in phases since 2012. The lists were already foreseen in 2012, but were to enter into force adjusted in response to previous experience. In this way, the Indian government is trying to ensure that the advancing standardization of its product quality requirements meets international market requirements.
Consequently, these lists have been updated regularly ever since. After the third phase was published in 2017, the government now wants to launch phase IV. To this end, it has brought into public discussion a list of products to be subject to BIS certification in Phase IV, which has been adapted and updated in the light of experience to date.
The following product groups are included in this updated list:
|Sl. No.||Item||Indian Standard|
|01.||LED Modules||IS 16103|
|02.||Lighting Chains (Rope Lights)||IS 10322|
|04.||Induction Stoves||IS 302-2-6|
|05.||Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines||IS 13252|
|06.||Hard Disk Drives (External)||IS 13252|
|07.||Solid State Storage Devices (above 256 GB & External)||IS 13252|
|08.||Electric Musical Systems with i/p power>50W||IS 616|
|09.||Switch Mode Power Supplies with o/p power 48 V (max)||IS 13252|
|10.||Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs||IS 616|
One of the noteworthy changes of this phase is that now stereo and other music systems of 50W and above are also subject to certification, not only systems of 200W and above. In addition, LEDs for lighting purposes must be certified, while built-in LEDs for non-lighting purposes are exempted. In contrast, many products such as desktop computers, internal hard drives, speakers and some other products have been removed from the original list.
This list is still only provisional and for now left to public discussion. An update may be expected in 2021.
BIS certification is required for many industrial and consumer electronic products. Factory inspections are also required for some products.
If you would like to know which approval requirements in India your products are subject to, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone at +49-69-271 37 69 261. We will make sure that all your certification needs are covered.