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New statement makes BIS Mark mandatory for protective leather footwear and others

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Applicable from October 27, 2020, a list of footwear covering such categories like leather safety boots and shoes, canvas shoes with rubber sole, antiriot shoes, sports footwear and others has been made mandatory to bear the BIS mark. The mark must be featured on the product in order to be produced, imported or traded.



This new measure has been put into action in order to guarantee a high minimum level of quality for cheap leather footwear which is entering India. The notification has been issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), so that these products need to be conform to the specified standards of the Bureau of Indian Standards.

The affected categories of footwear are:

Since 2012, the BIS has been gradually expanding the certification catalog and continuously adding additional goods. BIS certification mandatory for many electronic products for industrial and consumer uses. Factory inspections are also required for some products.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone at +49-69-271 37 69 261. There is no cost or obligation for us to check for you. If a certification need is discovered we can provide a quotation to make sure that all your certification needs are covered.

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For more information about BIS certification, please refer to our free brochure “BIS Certification Made Easy“.

Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

Publisher: MPR International GmbH

Tel.: +49 69 271 37 69 261

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