Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India has announced the proposals for mandatory BIS certification for few more chemical products in the last month on 15th April 2021. This would require domestic and international manufacturers to register themselves with the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS). Additionally, they have to acquire licenses to manufacture, sell, and supply chemical products in India.

The product includes different kind of Polyester Yarn, Polyethylene materials, Styrene, etc. detailed below:

Sl. No.Name of Chemical Products Applicable Indian Standards
1Polyester Continuous Filament Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY)IS 17261:2019
2Polyester Industrial Yarn (IDY)IS 17264:2019
3Polyester Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)IS 17262:2019
4Polyester Staple Fibres (PSF)IS 17263:2019
5Polyethylene Material for Moulding and ExtrusionIS 7328:2020
6 Styrene – Butadiene Rubber LatexIS 11356:2020
7Synthetic Micro – Fibres for use in Cement Based MatrixIS 16481:2016

As per the Quality Control Order (QCO), the above-mentioned products, would not be available for import into India after the 14th of October 2021 (i.e. after 180 days from the date of issue of QCO) unless the Manufacturer has obtained a license from the Bureau of India Standard.

This is a call for action by the international Chemical Manufacturers interested in selling their products in India. By recognizing that BIS may be a challenging obstacle for international manufacturers, Maier+Vidorno is willing to assist interested suppliers. Moreover, we will help to get their chemical products registered with the BIS authority of India effectively and efficiently. We have adequate experience of handling BIS registrations for various international companies for more than 10 years for various products. The whole process of registration takes approx. 6 to 8 months of time.

Our area of assistance in BIS registration can be briefly summarized as under:

a) Verifying product certification requirements as per Indian Standard
b) Complete preparation of documentation for filing application with BIS
c) Assistance in getting the testing of chemical products with the authorized Laboratories in India
d) Submission of application with BIS authority
e) Coordination with BIS authority in terms of assistance in reply to their queries about BIS registration
f) Assistance in the inspection of the place of manufacturing by BIS officer
g) Coordination with BIS about the grant of License

BIS has been operating a Foreign Manufacturer’s Certification Scheme (FMCS) since the year 2000. It was under BIS Act and Rules and Regulations framed thereunder. Under FMCS license is granted to a Foreign Manufacturer for use of Standard Mark on a product that confirms to an Indian Standard. The office of BIS who deals with the application of Foreign Manufacture is based in Delhi. The address of the same is Bureau of India Standard, 9, Bahadur Shah Jafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002, India.

To see the copy of the last Quality Control Order, please click here .