Certification India: With VDE-Conforimity to India

The VDE-Institute and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) have made an agreement which greatly simplifies the market access in India for VDE-approved and certified products.

According to the official ratification of the agreement by the responsible ministries this agreement will come into effect on 1st September 2015. For electrical technology products that fall under the Mandatory Certification Scheme (ISI Mark) and for products from electronics or information technology for which the Requirement for Compulsory Registration is applicable, it will be enough in the future for the Indian market that the product is VDE-institute approved and certified. Until now these products had to be checked locally in India.

BIS recognizes the results of the VDE-test

After the newly agreed procedures, BIS completely recognizes the results of the VDE-test and registers or certifies without further tests in India. This agreement was made even for the voluntary certification processes in India. If other products are taken in one of these two processes (compulsory/mandatory) in the future, it is guaranteed that the VDE-approved and certified products will not have any problems launching in the market. “With this we have reached another step in reducing barriers to trade for our customers”, says Wolfgang Niedziella, managing director of the VDE-Institute.

* VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e. V., (Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) 60596 Frankfurt am Main