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Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS)

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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has been operating a Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS) since the year 2000.  Under FMCS, licence is granted to a Foreign Manufacturer for use of Standard Mark on a product that conforms to an Indian Standard. The Scheme is applicable for grant of licence for all products except Electronics and IT goods notified by Deity. The licence is granted by Foreign Manufacturers Certification Department (FMCD) located at BIS Headquarters, New Delhi. The BIS licence is granted for a location where the product is manufactured and tested as per relevant Indian Standard(s) and Standard Mark is applied on the product conforming to such Indian Standard(s)

The manufacturers, which have their company location outside India can apply under FMCS (BIS).

First Stage: BIS will scrutinize the application and queries,if any, will be communicated by email. Once queries are satisfactorily met and application is complete, it will be recorded.

Second Stage: Applicant will be informed to provide schedule and organize visit in consultation with the officer nominated by BIS. Visit will be paid to the factory location to carryout verification of manufacturing & testing infrastructure and drawal of samples for independent testing.

Third Stage: Responsibility for safe deposition of sample(s) and remittance of testing charges shall lie with the applicant firm. Case would be processed for grant of licence after receipt of satisfactory inspection report & independent test report(s) conforming to applicable Indian Standard(s).

Fourth Stage: Applicant would be required to pay licence fee; advance minimum marking fee and any other outstanding dues, before grant of licence. Agreement & Indemnity Bond would be signed and performance bank Guarantee of USD 10000 from any bank, having RBI approved branch in India would be required to be furnished immediately after grant of licence.

Fifth Stage: Licence would be initially granted for 1 year which would be further renewable for 1 or 2 years.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  Mail: info@alephindia.in or Call: +91-8826230531

Q1. Is it mandatory to have AIR for BIS Licence and who will be the AIR (Authorized Indian Representative) ?

The AIR shall be an Indian resident. He shall declare his consent to be responsible for compliance to the provisions of the BIS Act, Rule Regulations and Terms & Conditions laid down in BIS Licence, Agreement, indemnity bond, Undertaking etc. by or on behalf of the foreign manufacturer or a senior person of the branch/office shall be nominated as the AIR. In case, there is no such branch / office established in India or till it is established in India, the foreign manufacturer shall nominate an AIR in the prescribed format.

Q2. Whether BIS will accept the test report as per IEC or any standard other than Indian Standard ?

Only test report as per relevant Indian Standard can be accepted.

Q3. What is the timeline for grant of BIS licence ?

Average time taken for grant of licence is generally 5-6 months from the date of application. You may check the detailed timeline in the ppt (attached above)

Q4. Do BIS accept the payment in INR ?

BIS accepts the payment in USD only except for SAARC countries.

Q5. Can I submit one application for different products/ISS being manufactured at the same factory location ?

No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

Q6. Can I submit one application for one product being manufactured at different locations?

Separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

Q7. For which products, the BIS licence is mandatory?

BIS licence is compulsory for the products under mandatory certification as below:

Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement – IS 12330

Low heat Portland Cement – IS 12600

Portland Pozzolana Cement-Part1 Fly-ash based – IS 1489 (Part 1)

Portland Pozzolana Cement-Part 2 Calcined clay based – IS 1489 (Part 2)

Ordinary Portland Cement – IS 269

Masonry Cement – IS 3466

Portland Slag Cement – IS 455

High Alumina Cement for Structural use – IS 6452

Super sulphated cement – IS 6909

Rapid hardening Portland cement – IS 8041

White Portland Cement – IS 8042

Hydrophobic Portland Cement – IS 8043

Oil well Cement – IS 8229

Residual current operated circuit breakers for house hold and similar uses-Part 1 Circuit breakers without integral overcurrent protection (RCCBs) – IS 12640 (Part 1)

Residual current operated circuit breakers for household and similar uses–Part 2 Circuit breakers with integral overcurrent protection(RCVOs) – IS 12640 (Part 2)

AC watt-hour meters, class 0.5, 1 & 2 – IS 13010

AC static watt-hour meters, class 1 & 2 – IS 13779

AC static transformer operated watt-hour and VAR-hour meters, class 0.2S & 0.5S – IS 14697

Self Ballasted Lamps for General Lighting Services – Part 1 :
Safety Requirements & Part 2 : Performance Requirements – IS 15111 (Part 1 & 2)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – Electric iron – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 3)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances– Electric immersion water-heaters – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 201)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances –Electric stoves – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 202)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances-Room heaters – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 30)

Switches for domestic and similar purposes – IS 3854

Tungsten filament general service electric lamps (upto100 W ) – IS 418

PVC insulated cables for working voltages up to and including 1100V – IS 694

Electrical Accessories-Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installation – IS 8828 *

Multi-Purpose dry batteries – IS 8144

Follow–up formula –complimentary foods – IS 15757

Processed cereal based complementary foods – IS 11536

Milk-powder – IS 1165

Condensed milk, partly skimmed and skimmed condensed milk – IS 1166

Sweetened ultra high temperature treated condensed milk – IS 12176

Skimmed milk-powder, standard grade – IS 13334 (Part 1)

Skimmed milk-powder, extra grade – IS 13334 (Part 2)

Packaged Natural Mineral Water – IS 13428

Infant milk substitutes – IS 14433

Partly skimmed milk powder – IS 14542

Packaged Drinking Water (Other than Packaged Natural Mineral Water) – IS 14543

Milk-cereal based weaning foods – IS 1656

Hexane, Food grade – IS 3470

Plastic Feeding Bottles – IS 14625

Glass Feeding Bottle- IS 5168

Oil pressure stove, offset burner type – IS 10109

Multi-burner oil pressure stoves – IS 2787

Oil pressure stoves – IS 1342

Automotive vehicles –Tubes for pneumatic tyres – IS 13098

Automotive vehicles– Pneumatic tyres for two and three-wheeled motor vehicles – IS 15627

Automotive vehicles-Pneumatic tyres for passenger car vehicles– Diagonal and radial ply – IS 15633

Automotive vehicles- Pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles-Diagonal and radial ply – IS 15636

Residual current operated circuit breakers for house hold and similar uses-Part 1 Circuit breakers without integral overcurrent protection (RCCBs) – IS 12640 (Part 1)

Residual current operated circuit breakers for household and similar uses–Part 2 Circuit breakers with integral overcurrent protection(RCVOs) – IS 12640 (Part 2)

AC watt-hour meters, class 0.5, 1 & 2 – IS 13010

AC static watt-hour meters, class 1 & 2 – IS 13779

AC static transformer operated watt-hour and VAR-hour meters, class 0.2S & 0.5S – IS 14697

Self Ballasted Lamps for General Lighting Services – Part 1 :
Safety Requirements & Part 2 : Performance Requirements – IS 15111 (Part 1 & 2)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – Electric iron – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 3)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances– Electric immersion water-heaters – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 201)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances –Electric stoves – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 202)

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances-Room heaters – IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 30)

Switches for domestic and similar purposes – IS 3854

Tungsten filament general service electric lamps (upto100 W ) – IS 418

PVC insulated cables for working voltages up to and including 1100V – IS 694

Electrical Accessories-Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installation – IS 8828 *

Multi-Purpose dry batteries – IS 8144

Follow–up formula –complimentary foods – IS 15757

Processed cereal based complementary foods – IS 11536

Milk-powder – IS 1165

Condensed milk, partly skimmed and skimmed condensed milk – IS 1166

Sweetened ultra high temperature treated condensed milk – IS 12176

Skimmed milk-powder, standard grade – IS 13334 (Part 1)

Skimmed milk-powder, extra grade – IS 13334 (Part 2)

Packaged Natural Mineral Water – IS 13428

Infant milk substitutes – IS 14433

Partly skimmed milk powder – IS 14542

Packaged Drinking Water (Other than Packaged Natural Mineral Water) – IS 14543

Milk-cereal based weaning foods – IS 1656

Hexane, Food grade – IS 3470

Plastic Feeding Bottles – IS 14625

Glass Feeding Bottle- IS 5168

Oil pressure stove, offset burner type – IS 10109

Multi-burner oil pressure stoves – IS 2787

Oil pressure stoves – IS 1342

Automotive vehicles –Tubes for pneumatic tyres – IS 13098

Automotive vehicles– Pneumatic tyres for two and three-wheeled motor vehicles – IS 15627

Automotive vehicles-Pneumatic tyres for passenger car vehicles– Diagonal and radial ply – IS 15633

Automotive vehicles- Pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles-Diagonal and radial ply – IS 15636

Liquefied petroleum gas containers for automotive use – IS 14899

Multifunction valve assembly for permanently fixed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) containers for automotive use – IS 15100

Welded low carbon steel cylinders exceeding 5 litre Water capacity for low pressure liquefiable gases Part 4 Cylinders for toxic and corrosive gases – IS 3196 (Part 4)

Welded low carbon steel gas cylinder exceeding 5 litre water capacity for low pressure liquefiable gases Part1 Cylinders for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – IS 3196 (Part 1)

Welded low carbon steel gas cylinder exceeding 5-litre water capacity for low pressure liquefiable gases Part 2 Cylinders for liquefiable gases other than LPG – IS 3196 (Part 2)

Valve fittings for compressed gas cylinder excluding liquefied petroleum gas cylinders – IS 3224

Yoke Type Valve Connection for Small Medical Gas Cylinders – IS 3745

Welded low carbon steel cylinders for low pressure liquefiable gases not exceeding 5 litre water capacity – IS 7142

Refillable Seamless steel gas cylinders Part1 Normalized steel cylinders – IS 7285 (Part 1)

Refillable Seamless steel gas cylinders Part 2 Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa (112 kgf/mm2) – IS 7285 (Part 2)

Valve fittings for gas cylinder valves for use with breathing apparatus – IS 7302

Welded and seamless steel dissolved acetylene gas cylinders – IS 7312

Clinical thermometers :Part 1 Solid stem type – IS 3055 (Part 1)

Clinical thermometers :Part 2 Enclosed scale type – IS 3055 (Part 2)

Diagnostic Medical X-Ray Equipment – IS 7620 (Part 1)

Specification for plain Hard-drawn Steel Wire For Prestressed Concrete; Part 1 Cold – Drawn Stress relieved Wire – IS 1785 (Part-1) : 1983

Plain Hard-drawn Steel Wire for Pre-stressed Concrete; Part 2 as Drawn Wire – IS 1785 (Part-2) : 1983

Indented Wire for Prestressed Concrete –Specification – IS 6003 : 2010

Uncoated Stress Relieved Strand For Pre-stressed Concrete – Specification – IS 6006 : 2014

Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coated Reinforcing Bars – Specification – IS 13620 : 1993

Uncoated Stress Relieved Low Relaxation Seven- wire (ply) Strand for Pre-stressed Concrete – Specification – IS 14268 : 1995

Galvanized Steel Sheets (Plain and Corrugated) – Specification – IS 277 : 2018

Steel plates for pressure vessels for intermediate and high temperature service including boilers – IS 2002 : 2009

Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels Used at Moderate and Low Temperature –Specification – IS 2041 : 2009

Carbon steel cast billet ingots, billets, blooms and slabs for re-rolling into steel for general structural purposes – Specification – IS 2830 : 2012

Cold Rolled Non-Oriented Electrical Steel Sheet and Strip – Semi-Processed Type- Specification – IS 15391 : 2003

Carbon steel billets, blooms, slabs and bars for forgings – IS 1875 : 1992

Steel Chequered Plates – IS 3502 : 2009

Hot rolled medium high tensile structural steel except for bars and rods of diameter or thickness less than 6 mm and structural below 50 mm x 50 mm x 6 mm – IS 2062 : 2011

Mild Steel and Medium Tensile Steel Bars and Hard–Drawn Steel Wire for Concrete Reinforcement: Part 1 Mild steel and medium tensile steel bars – IS 432 : Part 1 : 1982

Mild steel and Medium Tensile steel bars and Hard–Drawn Steel Wire for Concrete Reinforcement: Part 2 Hard-Drawn Steel Wire – IS 432 : Part 2 : 1982

Cold reduced carbon steel sheets and strip Part 1 Cold Forming and Drawing Purpose (Sixth Revision) – IS 513 (Part 1) : 2016

Cold reduced low carbon steel sheets and strip Part 2 High Tensile and Multi-phase Steel (Sixth Revision) – IS 513 (Part 2) : 2016

Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Sheet, Plate and Strip – IS 1079 : 2017

Mild steel for metal arc welding electrodes – IS 2879 : 1998

Cold Rolled Steel Strips (Box Strappings) – IS 5872 : 1990

Hot Rolled Steel Sheet, Plate and Strip for Forming and Flanging purposes – IS 5986 : 2017

Hot Rolled Steel Plate (up to 6 mm) Sheet and Strip for the Manufacture of Low Pressure Liquefiable Gas Cylinders – IS 6240 : 2008

Hot Rolled bars for production of bright bars and machined parts for engineering applications – IS 7283 : 1992

Mild steel wire rods for general engineering purposes – IS 7887 : 1992

Hot Rolled Steel Strip for Welded Tubes and Pipes – IS 10748: 2004

Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Strip For Cold Rolling Purposes – IS 11513 : 2017

Hot rolled steel narrow width strip for welded tubes and pipes – IS 15647 : 2006

High carbon steel wire rods- Specification – IS 7904 : 2018

Continuously pre-painted galvanized steel sheets and coils – IS 14246 : 2013

Pre–painted aluminium zinc alloy metallic coated steel strip and sheet (plain) – IS 15965 : 2012

Mild steel wire for General Engineering purposes – IS 280:2006

Round Steel wire for ropes – IS 1835 : 1976

Low Carbon Galvanized steel wires formed wires and Tapes for armouring of Cables – IS 3975: 1999

Alloy Steel billets, blooms and slabs for forging for general engineering purposes – IS 4368:1967

Steel wire for mechanical springs Part-1 cold drawn unalloyed steel wire – IS 4454 (Part 1) : 2001

Steel wire for mechanical springs Part-2 oil hardened and tempered steel wire – IS 4454 (Part 2): 2001

Bead Wires for Tyres – IS 4824:2006

Steels for Cold Heading/Cold extrusion application Part-1 Wrought carbon and low alloy steels – IS 11169 (Part 1): 1984

Structural Weather resistant steel – IS 11587:1986

Fire resistant Steel- Specification – IS 15103: 2002

High Tensile Strength Flat Rolled Steel Plate (Up to 6 mm), Sheet and Strip for the Manufacture of Welded Gas Cylinder – IS 15914:2011

Hot Dip aluminium- Zinc alloy metallic coated steel strip and sheet (Plain) – IS 15961:2012

Structural Steel for Building for Structures with improved seismic Resistance – IS 15962:2012

Stainless Steel wire Rod – IS 6527:1995

Stainless Steel Wires – IS 6528:1995

Stainless Steel Bars and Flats – IS 6603:2001

Stainless Steel sheets and strips for utensils- Specification – IS 5522:2014

Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet and Strip- Specification – IS 6911:2017

Low Nickel Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip For Utensils and Kitchen Applications- Specification – IS 15997:2012

Ferrosilicon – Specification – IS 1110 : 1990

Specification for Ferronickel – IS 4409 : 1973

Specification for Hot rolled steel strip (bailing) – IS 1029 : 1970

Specification for Hot-rolled mild steel sheet and strip in coil form for cold-reduced tinplate and cold-reduced black plate – IS 2385 : 1977

Specification for Structural steel for construction of hulls of ships – IS 3039 : 1988

Bright steel bars – v Specification – IS 9550 : 2001

Tool and die steels – Specification – IS 3748 : 1990

Steel for hardening and tempering – Specification – IS 5517 : 1993

Specification for High speed tool steels – IS 7291 : 1981

Specification for Steel for valves for internal combustion engines – IS 7494 : 1981

Specification for Carbon manganese steel forgings for pressure vessels – IS 12146 : 1987

Magnetic materials – specification for individual material – Fe based amorphous strip delivered in the semi-processed state – IS 16585 : 2016

Carbon steel cast billet ingots, billets, blooms and slabs for re-rolling into structural steel (ordinary quality) – Specification – IS 2831 : 2012

Centrifugally cast (spun) ductile iron pressure pipes for water, gas and sewage – IS 8329 : 2000

Ductile iron fittings for pressure pipes for water, gas and sewage – IS 9523:2000

Steel tubes for structural purposes – IS 1161:2014

Steel Tubes, Tubulars and Other Wrought Steel Fittings – Part 1 : Steel Tubes – IS 1239 (Part 1):2014

Steel tubes used for water-wells (upto 200 mm dia) – IS 4270:2001

Out door type Oil immersed Distribution Transformers upto and including 2500 kVA, 33 KV-specification Part 1 Mineral oil immersed – IS 1180 (Part 1)

Energy Efficient Induction Motors-Three Phase Squirrel Cage – IS 12615

A.C. motor capacitors – IS 2993

Power Capacitors of Self-healing Type for AC Power Systems having Rated Voltage up to 650V – IS 13340

Shunt Power Capacitors of the Non-Self-Healing Type for AC System having a Rated Voltage up to and Including 1000V Part-1 General Performance, Testing amd Rating Safety Requirements Guide for Installation and Operation – IS 13585 Part 1

Caustic Soda –Specification – IS 252:2013

Boric Acid – Specification – IS 10116 : 2015

Poly Aluminium Chloride – IS 15573

Acetic Acid – IS 695

Aniline – IS 2833

Methanol – IS 517

Hand-held Blender – IS 302 (Part 2/ Section 14)

Domestic Electric Food Mixer (Liquidizers and Grinders) and Centrifugal Juicer – IS 4250

Instantaneous Domestic Water Heater for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gas – IS 15558

Room Air Conditioners- Specification Part 1 Unitary Air Conditioners – IS 1391 (Part-1): 2017

Room Air Conditioners- Specification Part 2 Split Air Conditioners – IS 1391 (Part-2): 2018

Ducted and Package Air Conditioners – IS 8148:2018

Finned type Heat Exchanger for Room Air Conditioner – IS 11329:2018

Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 9 Temperature Sensing Controls – IS/IEC 60730 (Part 2) Section 9: 2011

Plugs and socket-outlets of Rated Voltage up to and including 250 Volts and Rated current up to and including 16 amperes – IS 1293 : 2005

Alternating Current Direct Connected Static Prepayment Meters for Active Energy (Class1 and 2) – IS 15884:2010

Domestic Gas Stoves for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gases – IS 4246: 2002

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