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Understanding BIS Registration: Multiple Brands and Manufacturer Requirements

Question: Does a manufacturer require separate registration for multiple brands?


Answer: Multiple brands require separate registration in BIS.

Brief Explanation:

The landscape of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) registration can be nuanced, especially when it comes to manufacturers dealing with multiple brands. Let’s unravel the intricacies.

In-Depth Explanation:

  1. Combination of Brand, Factory Location, and Product Category:

    • BIS registration is not a one-size-fits-all process. It’s a combination of brand, factory location, and product category.
  2. Equivalence to Number of Registrations:

    • In the case of multiple brands, even if the factory and product remain the same, each brand requires a separate registration. This means the number of brands is equivalent to the same number of registrations.

Key Insights:

  1. Brand-specific Compliance:

    • BIS registration ensures compliance with specific standards for each brand. This ensures that consumers can trust the quality and safety of products under different brands.
  2. Addressing Variations:

    • Different brands may have variations in product specifications or features. BIS registration acknowledges these variations, ensuring that each brand adheres to the necessary standards.

Manufacturer’s Responsibility: Manufacturers, therefore, bear the responsibility of securing separate BIS registrations for each brand they introduce to the market.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the affirmative answer—YES—underscores the need for separate BIS registrations for multiple brands. This approach ensures that each brand complies with the relevant standards, fostering consumer confidence in the diverse range of products offered by a manufacturer.

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Praveen Rao

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

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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). 

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