BIS Certification for Cookware and Utensils

BIS Certification for Cookware and Utensils

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industry and Internal Trade) has recently notified 3 Quality Control Orders for Cookware and Utensils, Insulated Flask Bottles and Containers, and Potable Water Bottles. We will discuss here for Cookware and Utensils.

QCO for Cookware and Utensils

Ministry has notified this Quality Control Order to make BIS Certification mandatory for Cookware and Utensils. This QCO has notified on 9th August, 2023 through Bureau of Indian Standards (National Body of India).

The implementation date of this QCO for Cookware and Utensils

For Large Enterprises, it shall come into force from 6 months from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

For Small Enterprises, it shall come into force from 9 months and for Micro Enterprises, it shall come into force from 12 months from the date of publication of this QCO.

Download QCO for more information.

Compulsory use of Standards Mark (ISI Mark)

Products included in this must have a Standard Mark (ISI Mark) from the date when QCO come into force. Now, the manufacturers must get BIS Certification to adhere to ISI Mark for their products. Without BIS Certification manufacturers of these products are not allowed to sale their products in the Indian market.

Cookware and Utensils under this QCO

Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
(1) (2) (3)
14756:2022 Stainless Steel Cookware
1660:2009 Wrought Aluminium Utensils
13983:1994 Stainless Steel Sinks for Domestic Purposes
9396 (Part 1): 198 Round Open Top Sanitary Cans for Foods and Drinks- Tinplate
14407:1996 Aluminium cans for beverages

BIS Certification Process for Cookware and Utensils

BIS Certification process is the set of steps for all the products that are required for BIS Certification. The process for BIS Certification is different for Domestic Manufacturers and Foreign Manufacturers as per the guidelines of government.

  1. Understand the relevant Standard Code (IS Code) applicable to product

This is the initial step of BIS License. It is very important to identify the standard in

which the product falls.

  1. Documentation before submission of application

Before submission of application, documentation is important that are required in BIS license.

  1. Submission of application with requisite documents to BIS

After collection of all required documents, you can submit an application to the BIS.

  1. Scrutiny of application by BIS officials

In this step, BIS officials examine your submitted application.

  1. Nomination of auditor for Audit by BIS

After successfully scrutiny of the application, BIS nominates an auditor to audit your manufacturing premises.

  1. Audit of manufacturing premises by BIS auditor

The nominated BIS officer audits your manufacturing premises to inspect all the technical manufacturing processes, testing facilities, raw materials, etc.

  1. Grant of BIS license to manufacturer

If the testing of your product is successful as per the required standards in the BIS-recognized laboratory, BIS will grant your license.


BIS has made BIS Certification mandatory for Cookware and Utensils to improve the quality and durability of these products. Cookware and Utensils are now under mandatory BIS Certification after the implementation date of this QCO. Therefore, manufacturers of these products must have a BIS license and the corresponding ISI Mark is mandatory on the products. Without ISI Mark, manufacturers can’t sell their products in the market.

If you are looking for a BIS License, Induce India as the leading BIS Consultancy can help you to obtain your BIS License as per the government guidelines. Induce India will assist you at each ad every step in the products of your BIS License.

For more information feel free to contact us at +91-7503304082 or email at [email protected].

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