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BIS raids production facilities of motor manufacturers

Thursday, April 28, 2022

A team of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) officials from Chandigarh, along with security forces, raided several companies in the Amritsar area of Punjab state. Only motor manufacturers of energy-efficient induction motors were searched. Under the current law, these motors cannot be manufactured or sold without proper certifications. According to a report in the Times of India, the focus of the search was on so-called squirrel-cage motors. This type of electric motor must meet BIS standards and carry a seal of approval. BIS staff found a total of five non-conforming motors during the search operation. BIS will now take the appropriate action against the defendants. A violation of the certification requirement and labeling of products is regulated by the Bureau of Indian Standard Act of 2016.



Electric motors require BIS certification in order to import them into India or place them on the market. Depending on the product, a distinction is made between BIS-ISI or BIS-CRS certification. Since the product list is constantly being expanded, we will be pleased to help you with an initial assessment. MPR International GmbH – India Certification supports you with a pending BIS certification and is also available at any time to answer your questions.

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 (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673). 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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Julian Busch

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

Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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