Foreign manufacturer Certification scheme refers to the scheme of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) in which product certification for ISI mark is granted. This scheme was started by the Bureau of Indian Standards in year 2000 and till date there are approx., 1,100 licensees under this scheme. The department concerned for FMCS is foreign manufacturer Certification Department (FMCD) and is present in theheadquarter of BIS in New Delhi.
Just like for Indian Manufacturers have to take ISI mark for their products, for foreign manufacturers exporting their products which are covered under mandatory / voluntary certification to India require a licence from FMCD for ISI mark.
Over 350 products under various Indian Standards (IS) are covered as on date. As soon as the BIS certificate is obtained by the foreign manufacturer they can start exporting their products to India with the licence number present on their products.
No, obtaining FMCS BIS licence is not mandatory for all the products, it must be mandatorily obtained on the products enlisted by BIS on their website according their corresponding Indian Standards.
The list of products can be accessed at https://www.bis.gov.in/product-certification/products-under-compulsory-certification/scheme-i-mark-scheme/
The list of mandatory products that are covered under FMCS scheme can be accessed at https://www.bis.gov.in/product-certification/products-under-compulsory-certification/scheme-i-mark-scheme/
Documents Required For FMCS BIS Certification ✔
Most of the documents that are required to apply for FMCS are required from the manufacturer’s end and certain documents of the Authorized Indian Representative are also required, Brief list of documents that are required from the manufacturers are as below:
All of the above documents are required in certain formats given by BIS which are to be submitted during the application.
Process of Obtaining Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme
Stage-1: The application must be submitted with all the required documents at the concerned department. ( Along with complete details of in-house lab )
Stage-2: The application will be scrutinized by BIS officials and then the shortcomings will be communicated to the manufacturer and it’s Authorized Indian Representative ( AIR )
Stage-3: After clearing of the queries, inspection officer will be assigned and on a mutual date decided between the manufacturer and the BIS official audit will be conducted physically.
Stage-4: Inspection will be done at the manufacturer’s premises along with testing of samples at the in-house lab and the sample will be drawn to be sent to BIS lab for testing as per the Indian standard to check if the product is compliant.
Stage-5: If any queries are raised during the inspection are to be cleared and if the sample passes which was sent to the lab during the inspection then the licence is granted.
Stage-6: Immediately after that a bank guarantee of USD 10,000 has to be submitted by the manufacturer to BIS which must have it’s validity as per BIS norms and will remain with BIS till the licence is operational.
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