Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS): Overview And Importance

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If you want to know what is “The Bureau of Indian Standards” is and how to clear shipment without BIS.

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Here I explained why BIS is important and how to clear shipments without BIS.


Hello, Friends Welcome a fresh article from “IndinaCustoms.Info”. Here in this article, I explained everything about the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Do you want to know about the Bureau of Indian Standards Certification and what products fall under compulsory certification?

You are on the right page.

Here you will get answers to all your queries regarding the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

I will also explain the importance of BIS in the import of goods.

If you are a regular reader of our blog then you know that I’m working with a CHA Manager (Import Documentation).

We get lots of queries regarding BIS certification and how customs clear the goods without the BIS certificate.

You can clear goods from customs without Bureau of Indian Standards certification.

When you read this complete article you will get the answer to how you can custom clear the goods falling under mandatory certification products without bis certification.

If anyone has a query please ask in the “comment box”.

What Is Bureau Of Indian Standards

What Is the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)?

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is established by the Indian government as per the BIS act 2016.

BIS is implemented to avoid the dumping of low-quality products in India from other countries. BIS aims to ensure the safety of the Indian public.

When you buy BIS-certified products, BIS gives a guarantee of the Quality and Safety of products.

So, Consumers always try to buy BIS-certified products only.

You can check the Products under Compulsory Certification at the official website of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

If you are importing products for self-use then you do need to get BIS certification. further details regarding this you will get below.

How To Get BIS Certification

How To Get BIS Certification?

Here we discuss how you can get the Bureau of Indian Standards certification to import products.

Which are listed under mandatory certification?

To get BIS certification, First, you need to import the sample product for testing.

You can import 1 to 5 PCS for testing purposes.

As I mentioned at the start of the article, this is the only way you can import the products without BIS certification.

But remember customs allow sample import only once for the same model.

After completing the customs clearance process of the imported sample product.

You need to submit Form VI along with supporting documents for the new certificate.

You can check the Checklist for Documents to be submitted with the application for registration by clicking the “Check Now” button.

If you are facing any issues getting the Bureau Of Indian Standards approval, you can contact us.

You just need to mail us your query at [email protected] we will help you to get a BIS certificate.

How To Import Without a BIS Certificate?

As I describe in this article you can import samples for testing without a BIS certificate.

You just need to give an undertaking to customs the imported goods come for Testing Research and development purposes.

Not only sample If you are importing goods for your personal use then a BIS Certificate is not required for you.

As per the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (Deity), there are no restrictions on goods imported by the end-user.

If you would like to get an Undertaking and Notification copy then you need to pay us. We charge Rs.2999/- as a Service charge.

This notification is also helping every individual who imports Laptop, Mobile phone, etc… for their personal use.

If you are interested in getting a copy of the notification and undertaking, then click on the below button where you can make payment and download it directly.

For any query, you can contact us on WhatsApp at +91 7503928097

Imported Note: We are not a BIS agent, Contact us if you want a notification copy and importing Goods for personal use or R&D purposes.

Fee Structure For BIS Certification

Fee Structure For BIS Certification.

Here below I mentioned the fee structure for new BIS certification registration and renewal of the old Certificate.

ParticularCharges (In Rs.)
The fee structure for new application
Application FeeRs.1000/-
Processing Fee (including one test report)Rs.25000/-
Processing Fee including one test report (Additional processing fee of Rs.10000/- will be charged for the additional test report.)
 Annual Registration Fee Rs.1000/- x 2 YearRs.2000/-
Total Rs.28000/-
The fee structure for Renewal
Application FeeRs.1000/-
Annual Registration Fee Rs.1000/- x 2 YearRs.2000/-
Annual Processing FeeRs.25000/-
Total Rs.28000/-
The fee structure for Inclusion
Inclusion Charges (including one test report)Rs.15000/-
Processing Fee including one test report (Additional processing fee of Rs.10000/- will be charged for the additional test report.)
TotalRs.15000/-

All the above charges are excluding tax and the charges may change in the future.

We will update you here on all the changes that happen in the future.

165 Responses

  1. Manjesh says:

    Dear Sir, we have been asked to produce the Bis certificate for a transmitter charging device. Please confirm if this is necessary , and we do not have this , how do we clear it without having to produce BIS..
    KINDLY HELP US ,

  2. Hi we want to import Stainless Steel U channel with HSN code 72224020 can you help if BIS is applicable on this product also if its is how can you help to clear shipment without BIS. We want this product for trading

  3. Global Omega says:

    Very Informative Blog

  4. Chetan says:

    Hello Sir we need to import balloons made up of natural rubber latex (hs: 95030090) from foreign countries, Pls let us know if BIS is mandatory for this product and pls advise BIS implementation date for above product.

  5. Hello Sir,

    We need to know something that optical network unit required any specific certificate when we import fiber epon onu in india.

    Epon onu is free from wireless and used at subscriber end . So please confirm what more papers we required for this equipment

  6. Hello Sir,

    Fiber optical unit is free from wireless its equipment used in custom or subscriber end. Is this need product need any wpc not required due to no wireless in their product.

    Sir, any EPR and bis required for this product while we checked on website not showing this product for getting bis and spr.

  7. Rohit Reddy says:

    Hi,I want to import a LFP with cell with no BIS.So can i import a sample and then get BIS and after that can i import in bulk?

  8. Arun aggarwal says:

    Hello sir,
    Custom officers demanding BIS certificate for 1GE EPON ONU OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT. He is saying BIS is mandatory for IT products. So please suggest what we to do while products having no frequency and no wireless but still asking for BIS certificate as discussed with CHA.
    Right now at current scenario he is asking for BIS certificate. Sir what we have to do to because still not clear required or not???
    BIS , EPR CERTIFICATE, LMPC etc demanding as discussed with CHA.
    Seller saying we will provide BIS certificate to you then we can pass our goods at customer using BIS certificate provide by the seller.
    CHA saying ETA From WPC for wireless equipments and BIS for IT products.

    Please sir help for this issue.

  9. Guna sekhar says:

    Dear Sir,

    We planned to import the structural steel UPN channels having HS codes as 72163110 & 72163120 for the purpose of project continuation because the material wasn’t available in india & also not compliance with quality requirements .
    Fortunately we find a Non-Chinese source to import the material but unfortunately the material doesn’t consists of BIS certification.
    Whether possible Kindly advise the process to import the material without BIS.

    • Hi Guna Sekhar,

      If the product is covered under BIS then you need to get a BIS certificate to import the goods, otherwise, you need to get prior permission from the concern department to import without a BIS certificate.

  10. Arun aggarwal says:

    GPON EQUIPMENT, DSL EQUIPMENT ,IP TERMINALM PABX, MEDIA GATEWAY, SINGALLING GATEWAY, SBC, SOFT SWITCH, MOBILE DEVICES, BTS, REPEATER, COMPACT CELLULAR NEYWORK, ROUTER, LAN SWITCH AND IoT DEVICES, AND ANY OTHER TELECOM EQUIPMENT INCLUDING TELEPHONE INSTRUMENT, MODEM, AUDIO CONFERENCING, EQUIPMENT, FAX MACHINES, ISDN CPEs, RADIO AND TRANSMISSION PRODUCTS INCLUDING MICROWAVE, UHF AND VHF ENQUIPMENT, MRTS EQUIPMENT, SATELLITE EQUIPMENT, WIFI ACCESS POINTS AND CONTROLLERS, DWDM EQUIPMENT, DIGITAL CROSS CONNECT, MULTIPLEXING EQUIPMENT, SDH EQUIPMENT AND CORDLESS PHONE WHEN IMPORTED SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO TESTING AND CERTIFICATION AS ENVISAGED IN THE INDIAN TELEGRAPH (AMENDMENT) RULES 2017. REF-DEPT. OF TELECOM NOTIFN NO. TEC/10/2018-TC DATED 27.09.2018.*SMART WATCHES HAVE BEEN INCLUDED BY MEITY VIDE NOTIFICATION DATED 17.10.2017 IN THE SCHEDULE OF THE ELECTRONICS AND IT GOODS (REQUIREMENT OF COMPULSORY REGISTRATION) ORDER 2012. GOODS REQUIRE TO CONFORM IS 13252 (PART (I):2010 * MULTICHANNEL GSM/CDMA RECEIVERS,TRANSMITTERS & TRANSRECEIVERS OF TWO OR MORE FREQUENCIES SIMULTANEOUSLY RESTRICTED. * TABLET COMPUTERS CLASSIFIABLE UNDER 847130 * MOBILE PHONES UNREGISTERED REPAIRED/REFURBISHED/ SECOND HAND ITEMS SHALL BE ALLOWED TO BE IMPORTED ONLY WITH PRIOR PERMISSION FROM MEITY. GOODS NOT REGISTERED WITH BIS ARE PROHIBITED OR SHOULD PROVIDE EXEMPTION LETTER FROM MEITY. GOODS REQUIRE TO CONFORM TO IS 13252 (PART – I) : 2010. *BLUETOOTH WIRELESS HEADSETS FOR PHONES CLASSIFIABLE UNDER 8517.62 *DOT LICENCE REQD FOR SATELLITE PHONES,[AUTHORITY]:-*CBEC CIR 20/13-CUS. DT. 14.05.13 *GEN NOTE 16 OF POLICY * CBEC CIR 36/13-CUS DT. 05.09.13 * TELEGRAPHY (SEC 4)/WIRELESS ACT/RULES*

  11. Mani says:

    Hi,

    I have been importing toys (diecast cars) for personal use (as a collector). You have mentioned BIS not needed for self use, but they made bis mandatory for toys..
    Now what I am supposed to do? How I could convey it’s for personal use and I don’t need to provide BIS certificate

  12. Karmori Sudhaker says:

    Hi, we have shipped 15 iPhone devices from Mexico and stuck in custom clearance for bIS certificate, these are internal company to company transfer
    and for internal use not for sale. How to clear now

  13. Yogesh Somanath Wani says:

    Hi, I work a US based company. We have developed few new models of CCTV cameras which we intend to sell in India after few months. However to test the performance and get the customer feed back we want to import few cameras for demo purpose. Can we import it even through we are yet to apply for BIS?

  14. arun says:

    Plz tell bis required on import of server and storage for Captive consumption?

  15. Saurabh Sharma says:

    Hello Friend
    I want to import cement for my self consumption. I dont have BIS. How can i go aboit it? Do i need to pre-inform customs? May I have the government gazette stating that self consumption doesnt require BIS. What are the formalities and preparations required so that cargo can be cleared at port without hussle?
    kindly advise.

  16. S. Bhattacharjee says:

    Please send the notification in which it is mentioned that NO BIS is required for items imported for use of our organization ONLY. I am working in Airports Authority of India and we import lot of spares for equipment (installed in different airports of India) for use of AAI only.

  17. Nihar Mhatre says:

    We would like to ship a 3 year old used laptop from our Singapore office to Mumbai office. Laptop is for our internal employee consumption and not for resale or commercial use.

    Can you please let me know the exact procedure ( and the import duty charges if applicable)from Indian customs point of view as I am not getting any concrete answers from FedEx,DHL or UPS.

    Also let us know if BIS certificate is mandatory in this case ( I have read that it is not mandatory if it is for personal use).

    Sincere request you to guide us here.

  18. Jitendra Bhansali says:

    Hello;
    We are Importing Stainless Steel Slot Pipe from China , but from last two year we have not import a single container from china due to BIS certificate.
    If we want to import how we can import and what will be the proceduce.

  19. vinodkumar Anchalia says:

    we deal in customs auctioned goods. Some Goods are conditional with BIS certificate. Since we are not manufacturer and we trade only to extent of stock auctioned by customs.
    How do we get BIS certificate for these items

    • Hi Vinodkumar,
      You need to drop a sample for testing with BIS certified lab to get BIS certificate.

      • vinodkumar Anchalia says:

        by the time we get sample tested. auction time will be over. without BIS we can not even participate as there is condition mentioned in the auction catalogue.
        can we participate in teh customs auction and if we become H1 then apply for BIS ?

  20. Hi, Is BIS Certification is must for Cargo Imported in FTWZ & meant for Re Exported out of India ?

  21. Jignesh says:

    Hi is BIS certificate required for import of CNG cylinders used in cars?

  22. Jignesh says:

    For import of empty seamless steel Cylinders for BIS approval, do we need BIS officers to visit foreign manufacturer Everytime before dispatch of materials?

    • Hi Jigesh,

      BIS officer don’t visite any foreign manufacturer, First, you need to import your sample shipment for testing, then you need to send it for BIS approval, When BIS approved your Modal then you will receive a BIS certificate with one-year validity, Once when you get BIS certificate you can import the same model whole year.

      Note:- You need to get NOC from Nagpur to import the cylinder.

  23. Hi

    We need to import 2 samples of fancy lights 1 pc and chandeliers 1 pc to check the quality, can we do this without bis certification ?

  24. Dayanand says:

    Sir, We need to import Dryfit Maintenance free batteries from Germany. This will be used as a part of a larger system which we will be delivering to Ministry of Defence / DPSUs / DRDOs. As the end customer is Govt.of.India, do we need to go through the process of obtaining BIS certification?

  25. Arvind singh says:

    Sir plz tell me i want to import stainless steel wire
    I do not have bis certificate but exporter have inspection certificate of his country.then plz tell me need bis or not ?

  26. arvind singh says:

    then what i do my seller is in other country how can i get bis certificate ?

  27. Sony says:

    Sir how get i bis certificate for import toys ?

  28. Arvind singh says:

    Hii sir
    Sir AISI standard already for seller than can i import without bis? Plz tell me ?

  29. Arvind singh says:

    Hii sir
    I want to import for self use
    How much quantity import wothout bis for self use?

  30. Arvind singh says:

    Hii sir i want to import stainless steel wire
    How much quantity i can import without bis for self use ?

  31. Rahul says:

    Stainless steel scrubber and wire

  32. Punit Shah says:

    Product: Brass Coated Steel Wire
    HS Code: 72179099
    Does this product need BIS if importing for trading?
    Also does importer need to apply for the BIS certificate or does the exporter (in foreign country) need to apply for BIS?

  33. Jyoti Yadav says:

    Hello Sir,
    We are manufacturers of magnetic equipment and we are planning to procure SS tubes for our end use. and it need BIS certificate to procure these tube. Please suggest we can get BIS certificate.

  34. Arvind says:

    Hii sir import for self use or export then need bis or not?
    Hsn is 72230099

  35. Arvind says:

    Hlo sir reply pls.

  36. Jineesh says:

    Hi

    Im a network engineer by profession and planning to import used network products (Example Cisco/Juniper routers, switches, firewalls etc) from north America and trying to find a market in India. Is it mandatory to get BIS certificate for import this items and resell in India?

    Regards, Jineesh

  37. Arahtis says:

    Hello Sir,
    We have an import of laptops for testing purpose from our customer. After testing, the laptops will be shipped back to them. Do we need BIS for this import?

  38. Mathavan Ramanathan says:

    Hi Sir
    I am planning to import chargers from China. They dont have BIS certificate, having said that they have FCC/CE certification. Is this enough to imort goods instead of BIS? Please confirm.

  39. Anish Goyal says:

    Sir
    Is BIS is mandatory for HSN code 84248100..??

  40. Dilip Patel says:

    Hi Sir,
    I am Mitesh Patel from Gujarat. I am planning to import High bay LED light fixtures from China which are used only for food manufacturing industries – specially for frozen foods industries because of they need NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified fixtures. In India non one can manufatcure this type of LED fixtures so that’s why we need to go for china. This is non BIS products and also manufacturer don’t have BIS certificate, but having said that they have following certificates –

    1. NSF
    2. UL listed
    3. DLC QPL Listed
    4. CE
    5. D-mark
    6. RoHS
    7. SAA Approvals
    8. emc
    8. TUV certified

    Is this enough to import goods instead of BIS? Please confirm.
    Is there any exemption for industries LED lighting products? Please confirm.

  41. Somashekhar says:

    Hi,
    We are planning to import 2nos of Computer processing units (CPUs) & 2 nos of Graphic cards for out internal IT setup.
    Would like to know if we need BIS certification for these products and usage?

  42. Masood Ahmad says:

    I want to import Crockry items and kitchen appliances like Rice cookers, electric kettle, meat grinders,Tea kettles, insulated Water bottles, etc do I need BIS certificates for all these items and do u have authorised custom clearance agents list so that I can’t get any problems while importing.

    With Regards
    Masood Ahmad

  43. Dheepan says:

    Sir

    Is it mandatory for BIS Certification for below requirements on chapter 73
    1. Import of material under advance licence

    Also is there notification becuase of COVID exemption BIS is not required

    • Hi Dheepan,

      BIS exemption only for a short time period, you need to get BIS after that period.

      For example, if you import goods without BIS on 04/10/2021 but you need to produce a BIS certificate for the same within 90 days.

      • Jay says:

        Any Notification Or Order relevant “if you import goods without BIS you need to produce a BIS certificate for the same within 90 days.”

  44. Dheepan says:

    Hello sir

    If we import under advance licence and is it mandatory for BIS Certification

    regards
    Dheepan

  45. Jay says:

    can you provide us “BIS exemption only for a short time period” related notification OR Rule OR any other customs order.

  46. PAWAN ANAND says:

    Hi,

    If we import Cold reduced carbon steel sheets from China for own use to manufacture parts for export purposes, would we still need a BIS certificate ?
    Kindly advice.
    Thanks

  47. manish vasnani says:

    hello
    i want bis certificate for sports shoes import

  48. Tushar says:

    We need to import Stainless Steel Plates for trading to an end-user in india. The said grade is not available in india. We have found a Non-Chinese source, the overseas producer has BIS certification for other stainless steel grades but they do not have BIS for that particular grade which we need to import. So can i import the goods? Since i would be selling it to the end-user, is there a way to get permission for Non-BIS grade import? Please help, if you have any contact details please do share.

  49. Atul Dawda says:

    I want to import mineral water for my self consumption, The CHA has checked with the Customs and states that BIS would be required. While going thru your Blog understood that BIS is not required for item importer for end use (self consumption). Can i request to kindly share the ruling of BIS which states that BIS is not required for products importer for self consumption or end use.

  50. AKASH KUMAR DEY says:

    Hi Team,

    can I get your contact number please.

    It’s an urgent request.

    Regards,
    Akash

  51. Nithin Raj says:

    HI

    Can we import Steel Tubes without BIS from US for EOU Manufacturing unit

    We wilt be shaping them back to US/Europe after manufacturing

  52. Rahul says:

    Hi, We are importing high tenacity polyester yarn under HS code 54022090. It is needed for BIS ??

  53. Atmaram Dolase says:

    If we are importing Led Face Mask which contains Lithium Battery do we need a BIS certificate?
    Also since we are importing this shipment from another country coming to Mumbai, India in this case who will provide the BIS certificate. Please advise.

  54. Saibala says:

    Sir, I am importing Tent and kick scooters for kids. Is it coming under mandatory BIS category? As I don’t find any related items in mandatory listing of BIS site.

  55. Sawanna says:

    hello sir,
    I want to send 2pcs (Dell server) samples for BIS registration , is it necessary to ship them without Lithium battery?

  56. Simon G says:

    Hi, We are shipping a HPE DL360 Server from our office in London to our office in Chennai, It has been stopped in customs requiring a BIS Certificate, We are not reselling it, do we have to apply for the certificate, or can we download a vendors certificate that covers it

  57. VIBHOR KUMAR says:

    GOOD EVENING!
    I HAVE IMPORTED WEARABLE AIR PURIFIERS (RECHARGEABLE AND HAVING AN ADAPTER 3VDC). IT’S STUCK AT CUSTOMS DUE TO LACK OF BIS CERTIFICATE AS I WAS NOT AWARE OF IT. I’M IMPORTING THEM FROM A 3RD PARTY SUPPLIER FOR TRADING PURPOSE. KINDLY ADVISE WHAT TO DO.

  58. sridhar R says:

    Sir, Our customer is register under 100% EOU and they importing some products and covered under BIS , Since import is meant for EOU and 100% export so that BIS registration is not required ?

  59. Jason Lyons says:

    Hello Sir,
    We are a USA company that specializes in the management and supply of discontinued Industrial Automation components. We have a customer that we have been working with for years that has many discontinued parts on their production lines. The parts we send them are fully refurbished with a warranty but we are not the manufacturer. Until recently, we have provided a CEC, COO, and invoice for customs clearance with no issues. We are now being told that the parts must have BIS or they will not clear customs. I have contacted the manufacturer and they said that they do not offer BIS on discontinued products. We currently have 3 orders stuck in customs and our customer is at risk of their production lines going down. Please advise what options are available.

  60. Mark Pfab says:

    We are currently working on a BIS Certification exception for a demo unit (IT Server/storage). My question is, how long can this demo unit be used for testing? If the demo unit becomes an official product for production, then I’m assuming at that time it will need the official BIS certificate?

  61. sandesh chavan says:

    Dear Sir, Importer import TATA hospital ultra low freezer laboratory equipment but nhava sheva customs appraising officer not satisficed he says subject shipment bis is applicable and importer submitted the declaration in customs for not applicable BIS certificate research , testing ,and development purpose equipment , pl confirm Hospital ultra low freezer BIS applicable or not

  62. Frank says:

    I need to send equipment to India from USA for BIS certification. Is there an exemption to import this item into India without BIS certification under the understanding it is being shipped to get certification. After testing is completed the item will be returned to USA so it is not a sale.

  63. Pawan Agarwal says:

    Selling a wide range of decor lights and chandelier at a wholesale rate direct to customer. The most affordable decor light brand in India with their brand name HDC.

  64. Mark Tully says:

    Sir, We are importing electronic raw materials -IC, Capacitors etc from Digikey USA for manufacture of Medical Equipment. Customs is asking for BIS certificate to clear our consignment. It is under USD 1500 value and UPS courier converted it to Cargo mode because number of line items is more than 50. Please advise. If basic electronic components are denied how can local manufacturing flourish?

  65. import doc says:

    importing capacitors as a raw material for Axial fan manufacturing required BIS certificate?

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