New BIS norms to speed up electronics, IT hardware Companies’ compliance process

New BIS norms to speed up electronics, IT hardware Companies’ compliance process

New Delhi: Electronics and IT hardware makers can save as much as 4 to 13 weeks in compliance process with the latest guidelines issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for implementing parallel testing of their products, an industry body said.

The BIS on January 9 announced that the pilot project on parallel testing for select electronics goods would be institutionalized as a permanent provision, covering a total of 64 products under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS).

Manufacturers can opt for parallel testing voluntarily, while those preferring the traditional sequential method can continue to do so.

“The voluntary adoption of parallel testing not only streamlines the compliance process for manufacturers but also significantly accelerates the go-to-market strategy compared to the traditional sequential testing methodology,” Suhail Zaidi, director general of industry body MAIT said.

He added that the process enhances the speed of doing business, allowing companies to introduce cutting-edge products to consumers more swiftly.

MAIT had earlier found that adopting a parallel testing methodology could save the industry 4 to 13 weeks in the compliance process. BIS had issued guidelines for parallel testing back in December 2022 for mobile phones as a pilot project for six months, which was later extended to include wireless earphones and headphones, laptops, notebooks, and tablets. Under the parallel testing methodology, all components which require registration can be sent for testing in parallel at any BIS lab. The lab will test the first component and issue a test report, which will be mentioned in the test report of the second component, and will be followed for subsequent components and the final product.

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