Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Understanding BIS Registration: Who is Responsible to Register Notified Products in CRS?

Who is responsible to register the notified products in CRS- BIS?
Option A: Brand owner
Option B: Manufacturer
Option C: Local importer
Correct Answer: Option B
In the realm of product quality and safety standards, compliance is a crucial aspect. When it comes to the registration of notified products in the CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme) under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), understanding the responsible party is essential.
Manufacturer’s Responsibility:
The responsibility for BIS registration falls on the shoulders of the manufacturer or the factory where the actual product is being produced. This means that the entity directly involved in the production process is accountable for ensuring that their products comply with the prescribed standards before they are imported into India.
Pre-Import BIS Registration:
It’s important for manufacturers to initiate the BIS registration process before their products are imported into India. This proactive approach ensures that the products meet the specified quality and safety benchmarks, aligning with the regulatory requirements set by the BIS.
Why Manufacturers?
Manufacturers are in the best position to ensure the adherence to standards because they have direct control over the production process. They can implement necessary quality checks and make modifications to meet the BIS criteria, contributing to the overall safety and reliability of the products in the Indian market.
In summary, when it comes to BIS registration for notified products in the CRS, the responsibility lies with the manufacturers. Their commitment to compliance not only fulfills regulatory obligations but also reinforces the trust and confidence of consumers in the quality and safety of products entering the Indian market.

more insights

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA