Market Approval for India

Market access in India - certification by cetecom advanced

The requirements for a market approval in India are defined by the official body BIS and are based on the specifications of a CE marking (RED) and national specifications (MCITT).

MCITT certification

After successful certification, the product approval is valid for permanent use. The use of an official MCITT label is not necessary within the scope of the current specifications, but the CE marking is used.

Basic information on the
market approval for

Country India
Continent Asia
Approval Scheme MCITT
Based on RED/National
Duration of approval Permanent
Approval label required? No
Local representative required? Yes
Local testing required? No
ISO2 Code IN
Time zone GMT +5:30
Official language Hindi, English
Area code +91
Currency Rupee

Responsible authorities in India

Responsible for the market approval of devices with radio technologies in India: Bureau Indian Standards (BIS)

Address: Room 407, Manakalya Building,
Bureau of Indian Standards, 9, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi – 110002

Telephone: +91-11-23230856


Restriction of import from products categorized under HSN 8471


India introduced restrictions on the import of laptops, tablets, and other devices categorized under HSN 8471. These restrictions have been extended by the DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) for three months to give the industry more time to prepare. The effective date has been pushed back to November 1, 2023. Products like laptops, tablets, several types of computers, and servers under HSN 8471 can be cleared without the need for a License for Restricted Imports until October 31, 2023.

A summary of the major highlights of the notification include:

  • The products affected by the restriction fall under the following HS codes:
    84713010, 84713090, 84714110, 84714120, 84714190, 84714900, and 84715000.
  • An Import License from DGFT will be required for products under those HS codes. Type Approval certification and an Import License from WPC (Wireless Planning & Coordination, the national broadcasting authority in India) will need to be obtained prior to submitting an application for the Import License from DGFT. Self-declaration (ETA-SD) will not be accepted.

Import licensing conditions will be exempted if:

  • only one unit of a laptop, tablet, certain PC’s, and other such items are imported (not applicable to servers)
  • the product (up to 20 items per consignment) is being imported for R&D, testing, benchmarking and evaluation, repair and return and product development purposes
  • the product is re-imported after being repaired abroad
  • the product is an essential part of another capital good.

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