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FMCS stands for Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme, is a Scheme regulated by the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) under Scheme-I of Schedule-II, Conformity (Assessment) Regulations, 2018, and BIS Act, 2016 for Foreign Manufacturers. Under Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme, License is granted to a Foreign Manufacturer for the use of a Standard Mark (ISI Mark) on a product that conforms to an Indian Standard. The Scheme is applicable for the grant of License for all products excluding Electronics and IT Goods notified by Deity.

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What is BIS Standard Mark?

BIS Standard Mark is also commonly known as ISI Mark; this Mark is specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. ISI Mark allows you to use the Standard Mark (ISI Mark). This Mark ensures that the product has to abide by the Indian Standards which are laid by the BIS. The Bureau of Indian Standards is authorized to provide the ISI Mark through proper evaluation, examination, documentation, etc. This process authorizes that a Manufacturer has been following standards & guideline set by the BIS.

Significance of FMCS BIS Certification in India

It is necessary to get FMCS BIS Certification in India for mandatory products. Without this Certification, the manufacturers are not able to sell their products in the Indian Market. So, with this Certification you can get easily access to Indian Market, avail legal benefits and more. Obtaining FMCS BIS Certification is very tedious and complex; our team of professionals can make this process very easy as we are directly in connection with the BIS Officer for proper follow-ups and acknowledgements.

Requirements for FMCS BIS Certification

Foreign Manufacturers who want to export their product to India, they are supposed to fulfil all the requirements which are mentioned below:

  1. The manufacturing units should be located outside of India;
  2. The Foreign Manufacturer or Company should accept the terms & conditions of the License.
  3. The equipment of Product testing and quality control personnel should be available in-house lab to test the product as per ISS.
  4. Make sure the conformity of their product(s) to applicable Indian Standards Specification.
  5. The Manufacturer should accept the SIT or Scheme of Inspection and Testing and the annual Marking fee.
  6. At the factory units, all manufacturing machinery & testing facilities should be available.

Documents Required for FMCS BIS Certification:

  1. Factory or Company Registration Documents;
  2. Flow chart of manufacturing process
  3. Manufacturing capabilities in-house and also outsourcing agreement of manufacturing operation, if applicable.
  4. Adequate facilities for testing
  5. Quality Control Parameters and their records
  6. Accept Scheme of Testing & Inspection and Annual Marking fee, laboratory product testing report and other information as per BIS norm and so on. The list of documents is quite tedious and can be obtained from BIS.

Procedure for grant of FMCS BIS licence

Step 1: Documentation and Filing:

First, our experts will compile all the required documents, then our experts will file the application and submit it along with the required documents to BIS online, and also, we will send a hardcopy of the application to FMCD Department.

Step 2: Verification:

After submitting the application to the BIS Authority, they will verify the application. In case, any document or test equipment/any other requirement is missing or incomplete, they will connect you over email. If the application is found satisfactory, it will be recorded.

Step 3: Audit of the Factory Premises:

Once the above steps are complete, the BIS Officer will conduct an inspection of a factory premises of the applicant on the mutually agreed date. The BIS Officer will check the infrastructure, manufacturing process and also test the product in your in-house lab. Then, they will collect the product sample and send it for testing in an independent lab.

Step 4: Testing of the Product Sample:

The collected sample sent to the BIS recognized lab, and the fee for testing will be paid by the applicant.

Step 5: Issuance of License:

Once, the BIS officers are satisfied with the inspection report and test report of the product, the applicant should pay a License fee, minimum marking fee, then they will issue the License.

Step 6: Indemnity Bond:

After grant of License, the Indemnity Bond will be signed and $10,000 US Dollar Performance Bank Guarantee must be provided to BIS. In case, the applicant failed to submit Performance Bank Guarantee to BIS, the BIS will revoke your License without any intimation.

Some Important Instructions for Nomination of AIR for Foreign Manufacturer

It is mandatory for the Foreign Manufacturers to nominate AIR or Authorised Indian Representative in India to get License. Authorised Indian Representative as a local representative is responsible for submitting & managing the application for Certification & is available to answer the questions. But, before nominating the AIR, you need to follow some points as we mentioned below:

  1. Authorized Indian Representative nominated by the Foreign Manufacturer should be an Indian Resident;
  2. Authorized Indian Representative shall have zero conflict of interest in their role as an Authorised Indian Representative with testing of a product sample in 3rd party’s labs;
  3. The name of AIR shall appear in the License documents;
  4. The minimum qualification of an AIR is a bachelor's degree & knowledge of the provisions of the BIS Act, 2016, as well as Rules & Regulations;
  5. Authorized Indian Representative shall give their consent that he or she is responsible for compliance to the provisions of BIS Act, Terms and Conditions, Rules & Regulations given in BIS License.
  6. Authorized Indian Representative can only represent only one Foreign Manufacturer at one time cannot represent other foreign manufacturers as Authorized Indian Representative.

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