It is very important to ensure the quality and safety of laboratory glassware items as these products play a crucial role in scientific research and experiments. Considering the importance and use of these products, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), which is the standard body of the Indian government, plays a vital role in ensuring the quality, safety, and reliability of the products by setting up the standards for each product and making sure that the products are quality assured. BIS made some products under mandatory certification and some products under volunteer certification.
In this blog, we will talk about BIS Registration for Laboratory Glassware. Some items in laboratory glassware have been made mandatory for BIS Registration by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
QCO for Laboratory Glassware
Quality Control Orders (QCO) are regulations set by the government to maintain the quality and safety standards of specific products. In the case of laboratory glassware, QCO mandates adherence to specific standards that guarantees the quality and reliability of these products.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, DPIIT) has notified a QCO by Bureau of Indian Standards on 1st January 2024 to make BIS Registration mandatory for laboratory glassware.
Implementation of QCO for Laboratory Glassware
As per the QCO, this order may be called the Laboratory Glassware (Quality Control) Order, 2023.
It shall come into force on the expiry of 6 months from the date of publication of this notification.
The implementation date of this QCO is not the same for all types of industries based on their scale. Manufacturers can check their company scale in Udyam registration.
For large scale industries or foreign manufacturers or importers, this QCO shall come into force from 6 months from the date of publication of this QCO.
For small scale enterprises, this QCO shall come into force from 9 months from the date of publication of this QCO.
For micro enterprises, this QCO shall come into force from 12 months from the date of publication of this QCO in the official gazette. BIS has given 12 months relaxation to the micro level enterprises.
Download full QCO here.
Compulsory Use of Standard Mark (ISI Mark)
After implementation of this QCO for Laboratory Glassware, the industries or manufacturers or importers who are in the business of manufacturing laboratory glassware must have BIS Registration to sell their products in the Indian market. Without BIS Registration they are not allowed to manufacture or sell their products.
If any manufacturer who contravenes the provisions of this order shall be punishable under the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 or may face the legal consequences.
Products covered under this QCO
|Goods or Articles
|Title of Indian Standards
|Laboratory glassware – Graduated measuring cylinders
|Laboratory glassware – One – Mark volumetric flasks
|IS 1381 (Part 1): 2003
|Laboratory glassware –Narrow-necked boiling flasks
|Laboratory glassware – Single volume pipettes
Advantages of BIS Registration for Laboratory Glassware
After BIS Registration, manufacturers can adhere specified ISI Mark on their products. Here are some advantages of BIS Registration:
Quality Assurance: BIS Registration guarantees that laboratory glassware meets the highest quality standards, ensuring reliability and accuracy in scientific experiments.
Compliance with Regulations: Products comply with BIS standards, it ensures the adherence to regulatory requirements and builts the trust among users about safety and efficiency of the products (glassware).
Enhanced Credibility: Products bearing the ISI Mark are recognized for their quality and reliability, enhancing the credibility of manufacturers and suppliers in the market.
Market Acceptance: Products that are ISI mark certified increase the market acceptance for both domestic and international levels.
Process for BIS Registration
- Identification of Standards for the product being certified
- Preparation of Documents
- Submission of Application to the BIS website portal
- Scrutiny of Documents
- Sample Testing
- Audit by BIS Officer on manufacturing location
- Grant of License
For more information for the BIS Registration Process visit here.
The purpose of this QCO for laboratory glassware is to maintain quality, safety and reliability. BIS registration for these products is mandatory to maintain credibility and assurance to meet the regulatory requirements. Manufacturers and importers must adhere to the BIS registration after implementation of this QCO.
BIS Consultancy in India
For manufacturers looking for guidance and assistance in obtaining BIS certification for laboratory glassware, Induce India offers comprehensive consultancy services. With expertise in regulatory compliance and quality assurance, Induce India helps manufacturers or importers step by step for BIS registration.
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