In accordance with the BIS Act, 1986, all Indian products are under voluntary certification. Having regard to public safety and mass consumption, the Indian government published decrees to impose compulsory certification on specific products. In 2012, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) launched a compulsory registration scheme (CRS) on certain products. The BIS Act, 2016 was promulgated to replace the BIS Act, 1986.
Products under compulsory certification are classified as ISI Certification: Mark Scheme-Scheme I and CRS Registration: Registration Scheme-Scheme II. ISI Certification is required to conduct factory inspections while CRS registration is not.
Products requiring BIS certification are listed in Scheme I while products requiring BIS registration are listed in Scheme II. All products in these two lists are required to obtain relevant certificates before they are introduced to the Indian market. The BIS certification mainly covers numerous products including construction materials, chemicals, household appliances and medical devices. The BIS-CRS registration mainly covers products in the IT, electronics and lighting categories. Indian BIS will regularly update these 2 lists.
Products not listed in these two lists are not subject to relevant obligations.
Regulations and standards
► The BIS Act, 2016
► The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
How to obtain the list?
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- AIR, Authorised Indian Representative)
- CRS registration consultancy and training
- CRS registration application and update
- ISI certification consultancy and training
- ISI certification application and update
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