We 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-
- Equipment Powered by Three phase power supply or
- Equipment Powered by Single phase power supply with current rating exceeding 16 Ampere or
- Equipment with dimension exceeding 1.5m x 0.8m or
- Equipment with weight exceeding 80kg