There are cases where the code of a product indicates to customs that BIS registrations are required – but it is not. Moreover, customs authorities can confuse products “similar” to those covered under “mandatory certification“, leading to avoidable delays in consignment clearance and substantial penalties.
However, to avoid delays and penalties, you need a “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) from BIS that the material is not covered under “mandatory certification“.
BIS checks on a case by case basis using test reports, product specifications, declarations and other supporting documents. However, there is a nominal fee.
Besides, you also need to present Bill of lading and landing, invoice, packing lists, etc.
It takes about two months to get a NOC. A NOC is issued for each and every import of the same product and has to be presented with the freight documents. However, if there is no NOC – discussions with customs start…
Above all, the NOC process takes 6-8 weeks