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India BIS Exemption Clarifications

Bureau_of_Indian_Standards_Logo.svgWe have received questions about the clarification for BIS HSE Exemption from manufacturers and it is confirmed that the equipment is exempted from BIS registrations if less than 100 units are shipped into India per year and one of the following conditions met as below (a, or b, or c, or d). Though, the regulations do not clearly specify “and one of the following conditions”, this understanding has been confirmed with India labs, agents and authorities multiple times.

Highly Specialized Equipment (HSE) as per the criteria given below shall stand exempted from the application of said Order provided they are manufactured/ imported in less than 100 units per model per year-

  1. Equipment  Powered by Three phase power supply or
  2. Equipment  Powered by Single phase power supply with current rating exceeding 16 Ampere or
  3. Equipment  with dimension exceeding 1.5m x 0.8m or
  4. Equipment  with weight exceeding 80kg

International Approvals Update – India BIS Amendment No. 2

Bureau_of_Indian_Standards_Logo.svgIndia BIS has established an Amendment No. 2 to IS 13252(Part1):2010 and the requirements are very similar to IEC 60950-1 A2. The current IS 13252(Part1):2010 (with amendment no. 1) is permitted until Dec 31st, 2016.

For the existing registered models, the manufacturers can choose any one base model for Amendment 2 testing and the test reports must show compliance to IS13252(Part1):2010 Amendment 2 requirements. Such test reports and the undertaking form need to be submitted to BIS before Dec 31st, 2016.

For any further questions please contact Caio Collet-Silva, NTS International Approvals Manager at 510-570-7585 or email IAteam@nts.com.

Update on BIS Product Safety Requirements for India

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has announced that the implementation date of their mandatory product safety certification/registration requirements for Information Technology Equipment has been postponed from April 6, 2013 to July 3, 2013. The mandatory list of product types covered by these new regulations now includes 15 items and covers:

– Audio and Video equipment (including set up box, amplifiers and others)

– IT Equipment (LCD Displays, Scanners, Laptops, Tablets, peripheries, Automatic Data Processing Machines and others)

– Other products (such as microwave ovens, etc.)

Note: BIS currently defines ‘Automatic Data Processing Machines’ as any of the following:

Data Preparation Equipment

Data Processing Equipment

Data Storage Equipment

Personal Computer





Additional clarification on product classifications is forthcoming from BIS. It is has also been confirmed that BIS will not issue exemption letters or allow voluntary certification for equipment outside of the defined scope. The certificate license holder or applicant must be a registered in-country company. The applicable test standard is IS13252:2010 (which is similar to IEC 60950-1:2005). These new regulations will require local (in-country) testing. However, there are very few accredited commercial test labs in India and it is not clear yet if they will have the capacity to address the industry demand at this time. Acceptance of a CB report and/or foreign test laboratory recognition is still being debated.

If your company develops products that may be subject to these new BIS requirements please contact NTS for more information or visit us online at www.nts.com.