Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) offers an ISI Marking schemes for all products covered under the Mandatory List and any other product for which an Indian Standard exists except those covered under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and those products covered under the other certification schemes of BIS like Hallmarking etc.

To ensure enhanced consumer safety and compliance to statutory provisions, Bureau of Indian Standards operates a scheme which is voluntary in nature. However, for several products, compliances to Indian Standards are made compulsory by the Central Government under various considerations under the purview of Inspection which requires product to be inspected by BIS before its release in the market.

The presence of BIS Standard Mark on a product is an assurance of conformity of the product to the requirements of Indian Standard Specifications. The Scheme of BIS provides confidence to consumers about Quality, Safety and Reliability of products and ensures Consumer Protection.

FMCS Overview:

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has been operating a Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS) since the year 2000 under BIS Act, 2016 and Rules & Regulations framed there under.

Under FMCS, licence is granted to a Foreign Manufacturer for use of Standard Mark on a product that conforms to an Indian Standard. BIS licence to use or apply Standard Mark is granted for products manufactured in a manufacturing premises and conforming to all the requirements of the relevant Indian standard(s).

Consultation from Trio

Trio Technologies can consult a foreign manufacturer/Domestic Manufacturer for the entire process. This includes implementation of a Quality Management System at the factory, Conducting Internal Audits, hand-holding during Management Review Meetings, Conducting Supplier audits, Setting up a robust Quality Management System, helping in thorough and proper completion of application forms, identification of Indian Representative if needed by the factory, translation of documents as needed through authorised translators, coordination for overseas travel of BIS auditors, close follow-up with factory and concerned Indian representative till the certification is obtained.

Trio further provides value added services like reminding on the expiration dates of certificates, information, and reminders for renewals, helping in updating when there are changes made to the product's design, changes to information related to factory or Indian representative etc.


Frequently Asked Questions

1Who will be the AIR?

The AIR shall be an Indian resident. He shall declare his consent to be responsible for compliance to the provisions of the BIS Act, Rule Regulations and Terms & Conditions laid down in BIS Licence, Agreement, Undertaking etc. executed by or on behalf of the foreign manufacturer in the foreign manufacturer or a senior person of the branch/office shall be nominated as the AIR. In case, there is no such branch / office established in India or till it is established in India, the foreign manufacturer shall nominate an AIR in the prescribed format on its letter-head.

2 Whether test report as per IEC or any other standard other than Indian Standard is acceptable?

No, test report as per relevant Indian Standard can only be accepted.

3What is the timeline for grant of license?

Average time taken for grant of licence is generally six months from the date of receipt of complete application and its recording. It may vary for reasons like delay in response to queries raised, if any; organizing inspection(s); transportation of samples and remittance of dues, etc.

4 Is the payment to be made to BIS in USD or INR.

For SAARC countries, the payment can be made in Indian Rupee (INR). For other countries, the payment should be made in USD only.

5 Can I submit one application for different products / Indian Standards being manufactured at the same factory location.

No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

6 Can I submit one application for one product being manufactured at different location

No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

7 Has the AIR to be Indian resident only.

The AIR should be an Indian national & resident of India. However, he can be a foreign national if employed in any office/branch of the manufacturer in India but should be resident of India.

8 Has the AIR to be Indian resident only.

BIS licence is compulsory for the products under mandatory certification.