FMCS Registraation for Capacitors - Fee, Process & Documnets Required

Updated on September 16, 2023 05:06:22 PM

FMCS means Foreign Manufacturer’s Certification Scheme. This scheme is established by the Bureau of Indian Standards. FMCS is mandatory for Foreign Manufacturers willing to expand their business within India. Capacitor manufacturers are not allowed to export or import capacitors within India without obtaining an FMCS license. FMCS ensures capacitor manufacturers adhere to the quality, safety, and reliability standards of the BIS.

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Eligibility Criteria of BIS FMCS for Capacitors

  1. Factory Units of FMCS applicants must be located outside India.
  2. Foreign manufacturers must accept all the Terms and Conditions set by BIS.
  3. A manufacturer who sells Capacitors has to pay registration fees, audit fees, license fees, advance minimum marking fees, performance bank guarantee, etc. to the BIS FMCS authorities.
  4. FMCS applicants must thoroughly test the Capacitors before applying for an FMCS license.
  5. An authorized Indian Representative(AIR) is to be nominated by the manufacturer to act on behalf of the firm in front of the FMCS authorities.
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BIS Standards for Capacitors

IS 1709: BIS standards outline the specifications for Capacitors for use in electronic circuits. It explains general specifications, constructional specifications, and testing specifications for capacitors.

IS 13340: BIS standards outline the specifications for Capacitors for use in power factor correction equipment. It explains general specifications, constructional specifications, and testing specifications for Capacitors.

IS 2993: BIS standards outline the specifications for motor-start capacitors. It explains general specifications, constructional specifications, and testing specifications, for Capacitors used in single-phase induction motors.

IS 2994: BIS standards outline the specifications for motor-run capacitors. It explains general specifications, constructional specifications, and testing specifications for Capacitors used in single-phase induction motors.

IS 1569: BIS standards outline the specifications for high-voltage capacitors. It explains general specifications, constructional specifications, and testing specifications for Capacitors used in high-voltage applications.

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Process of BIS FMCS for Capacitors

Preparation: Manufacturers have to accept all the terms and conditions of BIS FMCS as a mandatory requirement. Along with this, the manufacturer has to gather all the required documents such as the manufacturing process, list of machinery, business license, laboratory reports, list of raw materials, etc.

Registration Form: Once the manufacturer has gathered the required paperwork, they must register themselves and pay the registration fee to obtain an FMCS license. By providing the documents, the manufacturer may apply both offline at the FMCD department in Delhi and online at the BIS website. He or she is required to fill in complete and accurate information in the application form.

Issue Raised (if any): Only complete, accurate, and error-free applications are taken into consideration by authorities. The organization receives an email from the authorities notifying them of the issues with the application form.

Nomination of AIR: The authorized Indian Representative is referred to as AIR. The organization chooses an AIR to represent the organization's interests and decisions to the BIS authorities. An AIR must reside in India and be well-versed in government institutions, policies, and organizations.

Factory Audit: The manufacturer is required to pay an audit fee. BIS officials visit the production facility to evaluate the factory premises and the entire process of production. It includes the efficiency of its machinery, its adherence to quality control requirements, its manufacturing process, raw materials used, etc.

Product Sample: To evaluate the quality, effectiveness, dependability, and safety criteria of capacitors, BIS officials gather a sample of the devices. In order to better understand the compliance, the sample is evaluated at both the internal and BIS-approved laboratories.

Laboratory Results: If the laboratory results are unfavorable and show that Capacitors do not meet BIS standards, the license-issuing process is terminated. However, the process of issuing an FMCS license moves forward if the test results are positive and show that Capacitors comply with BIS standards.

Issuance of Certification: The FMCS license fee as well as the advance minimum marking cost must be paid by the manufacturer. The organization receives an FMCS license if the fees are paid and the aforementioned steps are followed.

Indemnity Bond and PBG: The manufacturer has to sign an indemnity bond with the BIS authorities. Along with that, the manufacturer has to pay USD 10,000 as Performance Bank Guarantee.

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Documents Required for BIS FMCS for Capacitors

  • Business License
  • Copy of relevant Indian Standards
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Factory location
  • Factory Design
  • Trademark Registration Proof
  • List Of Raw Materials
  • List Of Machinery Installed
  • Flowchart of Production Process
  • Details of Authorized Indian Representative
  • Authorization Letter signed by the Owner of the firm
  • Test Reports
  • Invoice concerning sales
  • Packaging Details
  • Outsourcing Details
  • Technical Information about the products
  • User Manual
  • Schematic Diagram
  • Critical Components List
  • Valid Calibration Certificate
  • Information of Quality Control Staff
  • Insurance Policy
  • Existing ISO Certificates
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Benefits of BIS FMCS for Capacitors

  • BIS FMCS helps in improving the quality standards of capacitors.
  • It enables the Capacitors manufacturer to comply with the required Indian Standards.
  • It helps in preventing any future mishaps which helps ensure customer security.
  • It enables producers to use the ISI mark on their goods for trade in India.
  • This license helps in attracting a wider and diverse range of consumers to the organization.
  • It provides authenticity to the Capacitors thus it helps in distinguishing the firm from its competitors in the market.
  • BIS FMCS provides clients with assurances regarding the product's quality, safety, and dependability features.
  • A positive reputation for the company is built through the delivery of high-quality goods.
  • It increases the organization's revenue by turning the general public into customers.
  • It offers legal advantages to the business because it helps to prevent any problems that can result from selling uncertified products.
  • It is beneficial for the manufacturer as it helps in freely trading within the market.
  • BIS FMCS ensures the Capacitors are energy efficient i.e. it consumes less power thus reducing energy costs.
  • The certification enables the Capacitors to have a longer lifespan.
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Validity of BIS FMCS for Capacitors

Capacitors are thoroughly inspected to prevent any accidents like fires, short circuits, etc. FMCS license is given as a result of favorable test results. The FMCS license's initial certification is valid for two years. The manufacturer is then obliged to pay a renewal fee to maintain their FMCS license. A renewed certificate is given following the successful payment of the license renewal fee. A renewed certificate has a minimum one-year and a maximum five-year validity period. The BIS officials would impose a late fee of Rs 5,000 on the producer if the certification is kept active after the original certification's expiration date.

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Fee For BIS FMCS Registration

Particulars Fees
✅ Lab Test ₹25,000 + GST
✅Application Fee ₹53,000 + GST
✅Professional Fee ₹10,000 + GST
✅Validity of FMCS Registration 2 years
✅Renewal Fee Same as application fee, additional our professional fee for renewal is ₹ 7,500/- Only

Note : It typically takes 2-3 months to obtain FMCS Certification from the BIS licensing authority.

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Conclusion

FMCS for Capacitors is a mandatory requirement as it helps in preventing any harm or injuries to consumers. FMCS ensures that Capacitors are of high quality, safety measures are taken care of, reliable for the consumers, and perform well. Certified Capacitors are energy efficient as well as consist of a longer lifespan indicating reduced frequent failures of capacitors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Foreign Manufacturers need certification for Capacitors ?

Certification ensures that Capacitors meet safety, quality, and performance standards, giving confidence to consumers and regulatory authorities in India.

What Documentation is required for FMCS certification?

Documentation Requirements may include product specifications, test reports, manufacturing processes, quality control procedures, and many other technical details.

How can I obtain an FMCS license?

You will have to register your firm , and submit the documents after which an audit of the factory and product takes place. After successful compliance with the standards, a license is issued to the firm.

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