The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has recently amended the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021.
As per the Order, no person shall manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute goods that do not conform to the Indian Standard specified in the Order. Manufacturers of these products are required to apply for registration from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) after getting their product tested from BIS-recognized labs.
Paragraph 6 has been inserted which states that, for manufacturers that are already registered under this Order, the application of the Order shall be deferred by six months for goods manufactured at any new location within the territory of India provided:
(a) That the new manufacturing location is within the responsibility of the same manufacturer
(b) That the specific type/model number of the goods manufactured at this new location are already covered in the scope of registration of the same manufacturer for its manufacturing unit, at any other location.
“For all the product categories notified under the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021”, a transition period of three months (max), from the date of coming into effect of the Order for the particular product category, would be available to the representative of the foreign manufacturing unit having liaison office or branch office located in India for affixing Standard Mark at the ports which are already having registration number from the Bureau for clearance of goods from customs.” the order stated.