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Our Support with India BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018

Regulation in Brief

Regulation in Brief: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is a national body in India. The BIS Act, 2016, Rules & Regulations is a means for providing a third-party guarantee of quality, safety, and reliability of products to the customer. Under BIS Act 2016, BIS Rules 2018 and BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018, the provision for Grant of Licence (GoL) are addressed. It covers BIS license for both Domestic and Foreign manufactures for chemical products listed in Scheme I.

Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS) – Under FMCS, licence is granted to a Foreign Manufacturer for use of Standard Mark on a product that conforms to an Indian Standard. Foreign applicant has to nominate an Indian Resident as an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) while submitting the application. The application goes through manual submission.

Product Certification Scheme for Domestic Manufacturers – Under this scheme, licence is granted to Indian manufacturers for use of Standard Mark on a product that conforms to the Indian standard. The application shall be made in the Form-V as specified in BIS conformity assessment regulations 2018 – Scheme I. Application submission can be done online.

Chemical & Petrochemicals are also covered under Scheme I: Currently there are 60 chemicals listed under Scheme I whereas more chemicals will be added to the list.  

Please contact us for latest updates including information on updated standards (ISI number) currently in use as well as proposed chemicals that may come to the mandatory BIS certification list.

Sr. No.

ISI Number



IS 252:2013

Caustic Soda -Specification


IS 10116: 2015

Boric Acid – Specification


IS 15573

Poly Aluminium Chloride


IS 695

Acetic Acid


IS 2833



IS 517



IS 5158: 1987

Specification for Phthalic Anhydride, Technical


IS 8058:2018



IS 16113:2013

Gamma Picoline


IS 16112:2013

Beta Picoline


IS 12084: 2018



IS 297:2001

Sodium Sulphide, Technical


IS 7129:1992

Potassium Carbonate, Anhydrous


IS 170:2004



IS 4581:1978

Phosphorous Trichloride, pure and Analytical Reagent


IS 11744:1986

Phosphorous Pentachloride, Technical


IS 11657:1986

Phosphorous Oxychloride, Technical


IS 2080: 2021

Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide


IS 3205:1984

Precipitated Barium Carbonate, Technical


IS 12928:1990

Precipitated Barium for Ceramic and Glass Industry


IS 4505:2015

Sodium Formaldehyde Sulphoxylate


IS 6100:1984

Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Anhydrous, Technical


IS 14709:1999

n- Butyl Acrylate


IS 336:1973



IS 5295:1985

Ethylene Glycol


IS 537:2011



IS 15030:2001

Terephthalic Acid


IS 14707: 1999

Methyl Acrylate


IS 14708:1999

Ethyl Acrylate


IS 12345:1988

Vinyl Acetate Monomer


IS 4105:2020

Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)


IS 5149:2020

Maleic Anhydride, Technical


IS 12540:1988



IS 17265:2019

100 Percent. Polyester Spun Grey and White Yarn (PSY)


IS 17261:2019

Polyester Continuous Filament Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY)


IS 17264:2019

Polyester Industrial Yarn (IDY)


IS 17262:2019

Polyester Partially Oriented Yarn (POY)


IS 17263:2019

Polyester Staple Fibres (PSF)


IS 7328:2020

Polyethylene Material for moulding and extrusion



(i) Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)



(ii) Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)



(iii) High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)


IS 11356:2020

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Latex


IS 16481:2016

Synthetic Micro-Fibres for use in Cement Based Matrix


IS 12795:2020

Linear Alkyl Benzene


IS 13601:1993

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Copolymers


IS 7686:2020

3(N, N-DiEthyl) Aminophenol


IS 4566:2020

Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)


IS 2012:2006

Red Phosphorus


IS 17077 :2019/ISO 19062-1 :2015

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)


IS 869 :2020

Ethylene Dichloride


IS 17370: 2020



IS 14434:1998



IS 17397 (Part 1): 2020 or ISO 16365-1: 2014



IS 17442 :2020

Vinyl Chloride Monomer


IS 17450: 2020

1,3 Phenylenediamine


IS 10931: 1984

Lauric Acid


IS 12029: 1986

Acid Oil


IS 12067: 1987

Palm Fatty Acids


IS 12068 :1987

Rice Bran Fatty Acids


IS 12069: 1987

Coconut Fatty Acids


IS 12124: 1987

Rubberseed Fatty Acids


IS 12361 :1988

Hydrogenated Rice Bran Fatty Acids

Authority: The licence is granted by Foreign Manufacturer Certification Department (FMCD) located at BIS Headquarters, New Delhi for FMCS and by Regional and Branch office in case of Domestic manufacturers.

Process for getting a India BIS Licence

Foreign Manufacturer:

The manufacturers, which have their factory location outside India can apply with filled prescribed Application 

The manufacturers, which have their factory location outside India can apply with filled prescribed Application Form along with necessary documentation.

You need to apply by nominating  an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) using prescribed Nomination Form. Ensure that application is complete, refer checklist of documents/application under forms & formats.

Submit duly filled-in and complete application along with requisite fees; documentation (in duplicate) and Nomination Form of AIR at FMCD, BIS Headquarters, New Delhi.

BIS will scrutinize the application and queries, if any, will be communicated by email. The BIS designated inspector shall visit the factory to carryout verification of manufacturing & testing infrastructure and draw samples for independent testing in India. Your case would be processed for grant of licence after receipt of satisfactory inspection report & independent test report(s) conforming to applicable Indian Standard(s) in accordance with the product manuals. See steps to obtain BIS Licence:


Timeline: minimum 6 months (180 days) from date of application submission.

Domestic Manufacturer: 

Option 1 – The applicant may apply for grant of licence to the Bureau along with the required documents. A visit will be paid to the factory of the applicant for assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and testing capabilities, and the sample(s) will be drawn for testing in third party testing laboratory. The sample(s) may not be drawn in case the grant of licence is to be considered on the basis of factory testing only. Factory testing is permitted for products as listed at Annexure-I (A). For new products coming under certification, as well as for products where there is no third party laboratory, cases may be considered for GoL on factory testing basis.

Timeline: Process of grant of licence is expected to be completed within 90 days, from the date of receipt of the application provided the documentation, assessment of the unit and conformity of the product is established satisfactory at first instance during various stages.

Option 2 – For product listed in Annexure I (C), The applicant may apply for grant of licence to the Bureau along with the required documents and conforming Test Report(s) of the product samples manufactured by the applicant and of raw material(s) (if applicable) issued by a third-party testing laboratory.

A visit will be paid to the factory of the applicant for assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and testing capabilities, and draw of samples for testing in the third-party testing laboratory. The test report of the sample(s) drawn during the factory visit will be used for review purposes.

While exercising option 2, the applicant must first register itself on the IT software, wherein he will get a unique code. The applicant will have to submit this code to the third party testing laboratory while submitting the samples for testing and get the receipt for the same. The receipt will be required to be uploaded on IT software after the submission of the sample(s) to the laboratory.

Timeline: Process of grant of licence is expected to be completed within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application if factory visit is satisfactory and conformance of sample to the relevant Indian Standard(s) is established at the first instance.



What documents are required?

For Foreign Manufacturer:

  1. Authorized Indian Representative
  2. Main Application Form V – Download the Form (Basic details of factory & product category)
  3. ISI Application Fee – Download the Bank Details(Copy of Remittance / Payment Advice) 
  4. Copy of Test Report done within a month by internal laboratory (Indicating conformance of the product to relevant Indian Standard)
  5. Address Proof of the Manufacturing Unit (Factory License / Tax Registration copy mentioning the scope as manufacturer)
  6. Trade Mark Registration (TM Registration copy)
  7. Certificate from concerned regulatory agencies for manufacturing (If there is any)
  8. Drawing of the product (As applicable)
  9. Present Installed Capacity (Manufacturing)
  10. Raw Material Details (Name of component used – name of supplier – quality certification of component) 
  11. Details of Machines (Name of machine – make – capacity – number/quantity)
  12. Layout plan of factory (Floor & technical) 
  13. Details of Manufacturing Process (Process flow chart along with outsourcing details, if any)
  14. Nature of packing (Size/quantity of packaging, storage facility) 
  15. Details of Test Equipment’s (Name of equipment – Size – Quantity – Calibration Status & Date)
  16. Details of QC (Quality Control) Staff (Name of person, qualification, designation, year of experience) 
  17. Method of disposal of substandard product (After manufacturing) 
  18. Organizational Chart of Factory (Management list with name & designation in chart format) 
  19. Location Map of Factory (With indicating the distance from Airport & City Centre)

For Domestic Manufacturer:

  1. Application Form V
  2. A self-evaluation cum verification report in the proforma, as given in Annexure-II
  3. Details of Quality Control Personnel
  4. Calibration Certificates of Testing Equipment to be verified during the visit
  5. Copies of Test Certificates of Raw Material, as applicable
  6. Drawing of sample(s) of the Product and / or Components, as applicable
  7. Report of Hygienic Condition, if applicable
  8. Plant layout indicating the location of manufacturing area, storage area for raw material and finished product, testing laboratory etc.
  9. Location Plan of the factory
  10. For the tests which are permitted to be subcontracted and not available with the manufacturer, copy of the agreement or consent letter from the outside laboratory for which arrangement for sub-contracting is made
  11. Inspection and Test Plan proposed to be followed, if different from Scheme of Inspection and Testing of the Bureau
  12. Undertaking for long duration test as per the template attached as Annexure-III, wherever applicable.
  13. In case of option 2, undertaking, as per the template attached as Annexure-IV

Our Support with India BIS ( Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018

At REACHLaw we are happy to support both Indian and Foreign manufacturers to prepare and submit quality applications and obtain BIS license including its maintenance.

REACHLaw Services for India BIS Licence include:


REACHLaw has functioned as a professional chemical regulatory compliance service provider for market access regulations for chemical & allied products since 2008 servicing close to 1000 companies globally for the purpose of chemicals regulatory compliance.

REACHLaw always operates with a high degree of professionalism, regardless of the location of our regional offices, as we have done since the establishment of the company in 2006.

We offer India BIS Licence service using our local subsidiary REACHLaw India Pvt. Ltd. at New Delhi located within 30km from BIS Authority Head Quarters and 25km from Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India.

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