New BIS Labeling Requirements Beginning July 1, 2016

by G&M Compliance (April 4, 2016)

India’s Department of Electronics & Technology (DeitY) has removed the option for manufacturer’s to use the Standard Mark or the standard wording (“Self declaration–Conforming to IS….. “). Beginning on July 1st, 2016 registered users under Bureau of Indian Standards¬†Compulsory Registration Scheme must apply the ‘Standard Mark’ to products destined for sale in India.

The guidelines for use of the ‘Standard mark’ for the Compulsory Registration Scheme are provided below:

  • i) The monogram of the ‘Standard Mark’ consists of the pictorial representation, drawn in the exact style as indicated in the figure in Annex I (see above). Its photographic reduction and enlargement is permitted.
  • ii) The ‘Standard Mark’ can be displayed in single colour or multi-colour as per the details given in Annex I. The colour scheme for the ‘Standard Mark’ to be used in multi colour shall be used as indicated in Annex I (see above).
  • iii) The registered user shall display the ‘Standard Mark’ with the Registration No. on the article and/or the packaging, as the case may be, in a manner so as to be easily visible. It shall be legible, indelible and non-removable. Further, the durability of marking shall be as per the provisions of the relevant Indian Standard, wherever applicable. The display of IS number, Registration number and words shall not be less than Arial font size 6.

For additional information, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. at 714-628-1020