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IndiaRegulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are exploring new markets overseas. Most products entering the Indian market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. These product safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure safety during use.

You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Indian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in India. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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    Plug C

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    Plug D

    TYPE M

    Plug M

  • Electrical Safety - Compulsory Regulation Scheme (CRS)

    Regulatory agency

    Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) 

    Regulations

    • The Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) covers 63 types of electronics and information technology goods.
    • Registered users should use the Standard Mark along with Registration number and IS No.
    • Any device with an integrated display screen may present the required labelling information including BIS “Standard Mark” electronically in lieu of a physical label or nameplate on the product. 

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.

    CRS procedure:

    • Testing in BIS recognised laboratory. 
    • Submit application to BIS. 
    • Grant of registration.  

    Applicable product categories

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD’s relationships with Indian regulators and national certification bodies help manufacturers comply with the BIS Certification Scheme and minimize time to market. The TÜV SÜD South Asia laboratory holds BIS accreditation for the products include:

    • Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus
    • Fixed general purpose luminaries
    • Flood lights
    • Household and similar electrical appliances etc.
    • Information technology equipment
    • Luminaries for road and street lighting
    • Mobile phone handsets 
  • Electrical safety - ISI Certification

    Regulatory agency

    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

    Regulations

    • The ISI Mark or Standard Mark, is issued by BIS under its certification scheme.
    • ISI certification* is a self-regulation scheme. 
    • The scheme itself is voluntary; however, the Government has enforced mandatory certification on various products. 
    • While BIS grants licences on application, the enforcement of compulsory certification is done by the notified authorities – in this case, officers appointed by State Government/Central Government. 
    • Compliance with ISO Guide 28 and 65.

    * Certification procedure and submission requirements differ between foreign manufacturers and Indian importers. 

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.

    Standard procedure for ISI certification:

    • Submit application with essential documents to BIS. 
    • Factory inspection by BIS officer. 
    • Sample picking in factory for independent testing. 
    • Grant of license. 
    • The simplified procedure for ISI certification** requires a submission application with test reports issued by BIS approved test laboratories.

    ** The simplified procedure is not granted to some items under mandatory certification and all first-time licenses for any product.

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories requiring BIS registration include: 

    • Cables
    • Electric irons
    • Electric stoves
    • Circuit breakers
    • Electric lamps
    • Switches
    • Electric immersion water heaters
    • Electric radiators

    A full list of product categories may be found here.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Indian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is also able to support manufacturers in attaining the voluntary S Mark under the Safety Certification Scheme operated by STQC.

  • Energy Efficiency and Environmental

    Regulatory agency

    Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power

    Regulations

    Energy Efficiency

    • The mandatory energy efficiency Star Label is required for certain products under the Standards & Labelling Program. 
    • Requirements for each product are specified in its schedule. 
    • From 1st January 2020, the default setting temperature in Room Air Conditioners at 24 degrees Celsius must be present of fresh model registration applications.

    ROHS

    • The Indian government has published E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, and it shall come into force from the 1 October, 2016.

    Guidelines

    • Manufacturers are required to register themselves for the Standards & Labelling Program and file an e-application for the Star Label. 
    • Equipment required to be labelled are listed on the BEE website.

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories under the mandatory energy efficiency scheme include

    • Colour TV,
    • Direct cool refrigerator,
    • Distribution transformers,
    • Electric geysers,
    • Frost-free refrigerators
    • Variable capacity inverter air conditioners
    • LED lamps
    • Room air conditioners (RAC) (Cassette, floor standing tower, ceiling, corner air conditioners),
    • Tubular florescent lamps.
    • Microwave ovens, washing machine, chiller (after 1st January 2022)

     

    A full list of product categories may be found here.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Indian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.  

  • Telecom

    Regulatory agency

    Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), Department of Telecommunications

    Regulations

    • The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import of use in India.
    • The equipment needs to be tested only in a designated CAB, or recognized CAB of MRA partner country starting April 2019. The issued certificate shall be valid for five years from the date of issue.
    • Two certification schemes are defined:
    1. General Certification Scheme (GCS) — an application must be supported by test reports demonstrating conformity with the ER
    2. Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS) — application indicates test results where necessary and includes a Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)
    • Product should bear TEC mark on the body of equipment before sale in India.

    Guidelines

    MTCTE:

    • Testing against TEC Essential Requirement(ERs)*
    • Evaluation of test results for ensuring conformance with TEC essential requirements.
    • If equipment is found complaint with all applicable TEC ERs, a certificate will be issued by TEC.

    *EMC and safety testing must be locally tested in India after 1st July, 2021.

    WPC:

    • Application filing is done online with all the correct information and the respective category needs to be selected.
    • An Application ID is provided after online submission
    • A hard copy of the application will be submitted to the WPC office
    • After verification of the documents and information, WPC authority will grant the license

    Applicable product categories

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Indian requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals. 

  • Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC), Ministry of Communications and IT, Department of Telecommunications

    Regulations

    • Type approval (ETA) through Self-Declaration for Certain Categories of Wireless Equipment in License Exempt Bands, Policy 2018-19 was in force since 26 February 2019.
    • ETA through self-declaration is permitted for commercial / finished products with low transmission power such as mobile / computing devices viz. as mobile handsets, smart phones, electronic notepads, laptops, smart watches, short range devices including accessories, microphones, speakers, headphones, earphones, printers, scanners, cameras etc, operating in licensed exemption bands as permitted in India. A self-declaration from importer / authorised Indian representative may be treated as sufficient evidence to process such clearances by the Customs and Central Excise Authorities.Online filing of all types of license applications is mandatory, followed by hard copy submission of the license application. 
    • New Frequency Allocation is required for use of wireless equipment in a new frequency band that needs to be allocated. 

    Applicable product categories

    The product in the scope of METEC with ERs is here.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Indian requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals. 

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