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Approvals for South Asia

Approvals for South Asia

The Right Approvals for India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Do you want to take advantage of a region with a population of more than 1.7 billion? Do you want to take your products to a lucrative emerging market? With TÜV Rheinland’s local offices and our regulatory experts in South Asia, we can help you get peace of mind that your products are in compliance with import approval regulations. Our approval services cover regulations for energy efficiency, safety, telecommunications products, and other legal requirements for a wide range of different products.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland product approval, you:

  • Benefit from speedy introduction to your market of choice
  • Gain a lead over the global competition
  • Save money - thanks to our experience and expertise



BIS Registration Scheme & ISI / BIS Mark
The Indian bureau of standards mandates safety regulation for household devices, IT/telecom products and much more. With our certification accreditation, TÜV Rheinland offers you services for testing and approving your product in line with BIS Registration Scheme (Compulsory Registration Scheme) & ISI / BIS Mark regulations for imports to India.

Indian approval for Electronics and Information Technology products (BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme)
Bridging the gap between People-Technology-Safety, the Indian Government has taken a big leap by bringing “Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order 2012” (Requirements for Compulsory Registration), ensuring safer products to Indian consumers.

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, against the aforesaid order, has regulated 15 electronics and information technologies goods under compulsory registration scheme through Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); which came into force on 3rd January 2014

The regulation mandates registration with BIS for products ranging from Electronic Games (Video), Laptop / Notebook / Tablets, Plasma/LCD/LED Televisions, Optical Disc Players With built in amplifiers, Microwave Ovens, Visual Display Units, Video Monitors, Printers, Plotters, Scanners, Wireless Keyboards, Telephone Answering Machines, Amplifiers , Electronic Musical Systems, Electronic Clocks with Mains Power, Set Top Boxes, Automatic Data Processing Machines like servers, blades and desktop computers.

TÜV Rheinland (India) is one of the first International certification body with complete scope of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recognition for IT, Audio/Video and household products categories under the compulsory registration scheme notified by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India.

Registration process
The Registration process involves submission of an application form through an applicant (local manufacturer, local office/representative of the foreign manufacturer, importer or dealer) and a compliance test report from a BIS recognized laboratory as per the applicable Indian Standard.

The mandated electronics and information technology goods shall be labeled as “Self declaration - Confirming to IS (Standards No.) Registration No: XXXX” before they are placed in the Indian market after obtaining registration from BIS. The registration issued by BIS is valid for 1 years and is further renewed for maximum 3 years (1-3 years) based on applicant request.

CDSCO Approval
India’s CDSCO (Central Drugs and Standards Control Organization) requires registration for listed non-active medical devices for sale in India.

Energy Efficiency Label (BEE Approval)
The Indian bureau of energy efficiency requires energy efficiency labeling for selected electrical products imported onto the Indian market according to Indian standards. Frost free refrigerators, Room air conditions, florescent lights and distribution transformers are on mandatory list. Let us test your products for compliance with these regulations and for quicker issue of the required label.

WPC Approval
The department of telecommunications regulates imported radio and telecom products. TÜV Rheinland can help facilitate the process of obtaining the right approval for your product. WPC also demands for SAR compliance for the wireless products in India. TUV Rheinland can help you to perform necessary tests as per WPC requirements to obtain Equipment Type Approval (ETA) and Import license.

MNRE approval
PV components play an important role in the success of a Solar PV system. The quality of any Solar System is not better than the weakest component used in the complete system. Subsystems and components like inverters, charge controllers, lighting systems needs meet Ministry of New and Renewable Energy guidelines (MNRE). TUV Rheinland is recognised by MNRE to perform testing and issue the reports according to these guidelines.


Telecom Type Approval
In 1997, the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) introduced regulations for imports of telecommunications and radio products. To get the proper market access, these products now require type approval. TÜV Rheinland can help you obtain approval for your product imports with testing in compliance with Nepali standards and regulations.


Telecom Type Approval
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is empowered under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act 2001 to issue Licenses for the operation and provision of telecommunication services, and to determine the eligibility criteria and other general terms and conditions of Licenses.

The BTRC has currently Introduced regulations for import of telecommunication and radio products. To get the proper market access , these product now require:

1. Radio Equipment Importer and Vendor Enlistment certificate

2. No Objection Certificate (NOC) for import of Radio Equipment

TÜV Rheinland can help you to facilitate the process of obtaining the right approval for your product.

Additional Information About Approvals for South Asia

pdf Whitepaper „Regulations in Certifications for Indian Business” 938 KB Download

Worldwide Market Access

Worldwide Market Access
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We can help you develop new markets for your products with our global expertise in technical approvals and certifications. Our experts are fully experienced in approval requirements and can manage the required testing.

With our one-stop-shop services, you can have your product tested, certified, and shipped to the destination market as efficiently as possible.

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