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India (BIS) - Market Surveillance of Products under Compulsory Registration Scheme

May, 2022

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is in the process of initiating market surveillance based on the provisions laid down under subparagraph 6 of paragraph 3 of Scheme II of Schedule II BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

As per conditions of license to use Standard Mark under Regulation 6 of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018, all licensees are required to submit details of their consignees, distributors, dealers or retailers. In case of multiple brands under a single license, the details may please be submitted brand-wise. Further as per subparagraph 8 of paragraph 5 of Scheme II of Schedule II of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018, the licensees will have to bear the cost of surveillance.

For effective implementation of surveillance, all licensees have to deposit the surveillance cost.

It is intended to take up the market surveillance activity in phases. Emails/letters are being sent to the concerned licensees for providing the requisite information and depositing the fees with BIS.

A system is being developed for feeding the consignee details and depositing the fees online. Till the time it is ready, the information may please be provided by email and the fees may be deposited through Demand Draft.

It is requested to submit details of the consignees, distributors, dealers or retailers through email in the format as attached and deposit the surveillance cost within 10 days’

and 15 days’ respectively of receipt of e-mail/letter by Demand Draft drawn in favor of Bureau of Indian Standards payable at Delhi. The format for submission of details of consignees is attached as Annexure II of this circular.

In case the requisite information is not submitted and the fees are not deposited within the stipulated time frame, the same will be construed as a violation of conditions of

license to use or apply Mark and appropriate action including suspension/

cancellation of license may be initiated as per the provisions of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

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