The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Certification body of India that issues BIS licenses to the manufacturers and importers for various products comes under BIS voluntary or mandatory certification schemes. BIS certification is a third-party assurance of the product's quality, the consumer's security, and the trustworthiness of BIS. The government of India established the Bureau of Indian Standards under the BIS Act, 1986, under the supervision of the Indian Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food, and Public Distribution.
BIS certification is a process of certifying that a product conforms to a certain Indian standard and is therefore considered safe for use in the Indian market. BIS certification is mandatory for certain products listed in mandatory Product Certification Scheme of BIS, to be sold in India. Obtaining BIS certification requires passing various tests and inspections to ensure the product meets the relevant Indian standards.
AN Global Services is an established ISI certification service provider for both Indian and international manufacturers. We help manage any process required to obtain ISI Certification for products included in the mandatory list or other optional products for which Indian Standard is eligible.
ISI stands for - Indian Standards Institute, ISI is the certificate scheme under BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) which approves that a product withstands the BIS standards which guarantees safety.
ISI certificate allows manufacturers to use the standards mark, i.e., ISI Mark. Since 1955, the ISI mark is the standards compliance mark for industrial goods. This mark ensures that the product has abide by the Indian Standards which are laid by the Bureau of Indian Standards (national standards body in India which confirms that the product is secure and credible).
Several electrical appliances require mandatory ISI marks, such as Electric Iron, Room Heaters, Room AC, Electric Stoves, Freezers, Electric cables, and other products like UPVC Pipes, Rubber & Leather Footwears, Composite Cements, various acids, etc.
More than 346 products come under the ISI certificate, which requires an ISI certificate mandatorily, without ISI certificate the manufacturer won't be able to manufacture and sell products in India.
BIS is authorized body to provide the ISI mark through proper inspection, evaluation, documentation, etc. This process ensures that a manufacturer has been following the standards and instructions laid by the BIS.
A certified product provides a wider market because it implies better quality along with conformity of following safety standards and consumer security. A product with an ISI mark would be more trustworthy and credible, hence, would be in great demand as compared to the uncertified product. This will provide you wider market access.
As mentioned, ISI certified product signifies the exemplary quality of the product, which provides the manufacturer a competitive edge. Because a consumer always prefers a certified product. However, an uncertified product can get magnificent sales overnight, yet, it lacks quality, unlike certified products. Still, an uncertified product fails to satisfy the consumer, this will eventually affect your revenue. On the contrary, an ISI-certified product provides you an edge over your competitors by ensuring a high-quality product. Hence, it could result in high revenue.
Having the ISI certificate will provide a market advantage over uncertified products like the uninterrupted and unchallenging production of products. Not only that, but the ISI certificate also verifies that your products have been manufactured by following proper standards, which ensure safety.
ISI certification offers legal advantages to a manufacturer such as it allows the manufacturer to produce the goods which fall under the mandatory list. Above all, it prevents you from legal issues such as debarment, fine, or both, which manufacturers could have to face if they fail to acquire the ISI certificate for the mandatory product.
The following steps will take place under normal procedure:
This procedure of BIS Certification is much faster than compared to the regular procedure.Initially, the applying party submits the report of the samples already tested and approved by BIS as per Indian Standard.