FMCS for Household Electrical Appliances

Updated on November 20, 2023 04:16:32 PM

FMCS means Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme. Established in the year 2000, It is a license granted by the BIS (Bureau Of Indian Standards) authorities to the foreign manufacturers willing to trade in India who have their manufacturing units located outside the country. FMCS ensures that all manufacturers conform to the standards set by BIS. FMCS certification allows manufacturers to use ISI Mark on their product.

Manufacturers dealing with household electrical appliances require FMCS Certification for further trading in India. Household electrical appliances should be of high quality , risk-free and safe for the consumers .

BIS FMCS certification is mandatory for electrical appliances such as refrigerators, Microwave Ovens, Air Conditioners, toasters etc. FMCS certification gives household appliances manufacturers an opportunity to earn the trust of customers and global recognition.

NOTE: All items except Electronics and Information Technology items are not included for FMCS Certification. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology , all such items will be included under the Compulsory Registration Scheme of BIS.

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Eligibility Criteria for FMCS

  • The manufacturer of household appliances must have their factory located outside India. Basically, the manufacturing is conducted outside the nation.
  • Manufacturing firms must have their products tested to assess the quality , safety and efficiency of the particular appliance at the In-Built laboratory and NABL Certified labs.
  • Manufacturer has to pay the required fee i.e. application fee, inspection fee, license fee, advance minimum marking fee, performance bank guarantee etc. to obtain the license .
  • All terms and conditions must be agreed upon by the manufacturer.
  • Foreign manufacturers must nominate an AIR to become a representative for the respective party.
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Process Of FMCS Household Electrical Appliances

  • First and foremost the manufacturing firm must make certain that the appliances for ex, toaster, kettles, oven etc are in compliance with the given standards. The manufacturer must take care of the quality and safety measures of the appliance.
  • The manufacturer must keep all the required documents ready. Other than that, manufacturers also have to make sure about the machinery and testing facilities available at the premises.
  • The manufacturer should provide all the signed hard-copies of documents to the Foreign Manufacturers Certification Department (FMCD) located at BIS headquarters or else the manufacturer can register online at the portal.
  • The manufacturing firm must fill the application form and pay the required Registration fee to register their household appliance for FMCS license. The manufacturer is accountable to fill in the accurate and complete details .
  • If any information is missing or inaccurate, the BIS authorities send an email to the manufacturer about the issue faced. If not, then the application is recorded and a number is allotted to the manufacturer.
  • The manufacturer must appoint an eligible AIR (Authorization of Indian Representative) to conduct the communications with the BIS authorities in India. Basically, AIR represents the manufacturing firm to the BIS authorities.
  • The BIS authorities visit the factory location to analyze the site, machinery, manufacturing process, product quality ,etc .
  • Product samples are tested to assess appliance’s safety measures, efficiency and quality level .
  • After positive test reports the manufacturer is obligated to pay for the license fee after which license is granted.
  • The manufacturer has to sign an indemnity bond and pay 10000 USD as Performance Bank Guarantee.
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Advantages of FMCS Household Electrical Appliances

  1. FMCS on Household Electrical appliances is beneficial as it ensures quality service to the potential customers. Appliances are manufactured keeping in mind the standards of the BIS.
  2. These appliances are highly-reliable as it protects the safety of the customers. It is ensured that the products aren’t explosive , cause fires, electric shocks or any other accidents resulting in reducing the losses faced by the firm. . These are manufactured with the highest safety standards.
  3. Higher quality gives longer durability of the products. It guarantees a satisfactory performance over a longer period of time. Longer durability is beneficial for the customer’s pocket.
  4. The FMCS certification on Household Electrical Appliances helps in gaining the confidence of potential customers for the products. Certification is a testament for the buyers to try the products of the particular firm.
  5. It helps in creating brand awareness among the public . The certification allows the manufacturers to stand out from the competition in the market .
  6. The efficiency of the product is enhanced. The manufacturer makes sure to add other features that make the appliance easy to use.
  7. The certification helps in building the reputation of the firm . High quality service spreads a positive image of the firm in the market .
  8. The certification helps in converting the audience into buyers which provides a boost in sales of the manufacturing firm .
  9. FMCS approved appliances allow the respective manufacturers to use ISI Mark on their product .
  10. The product consists of a warranty which gives a sense of relief to the customers about the worth of the organization.
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Documents Required for FMCS

  • Manufacturing firms must contain a Business License.
  • Factory Registration Documents are required to be submitted to the BIS FMCS authorities.
  • Trademark Proof is necessary.
  • Authorization Letter signed by the concerned authorities should be submitted.
  • A detailed flowchart of the manufacturing process should be submitted.
  • The layout of the factory premises is necessary.
  • A detailed list of their manufacturing equipment used during the manufacturing process is necessary.
  • A calibration certificate of the equipment is required to assess the quality of equipment.
  • List of all the raw materials used for the manufacturing of products.
  • Calibration certificate of raw materials is required for assessing the quality parameters.
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Fee Structure of FMCS

Particulars Fees
✅ Lab Test ₹25,000 + GST
✅Application Fee ₹53,000 + GST
✅Professional Fee ₹10,000 + GST
✅Validity of CRS 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 helps the International Manufacturers to expand their trade within India after meeting certain standards of the Indian Market. FMCS is a requirement for all the household electrical appliances manufacturers to sell it in the Indian Markets. Manufacturers have to look at the quality and safety parameters of the product so that no mishappening occurs with the consumers. Prevention of such mishappenings helps the manufacturer to obtain the confidence of the customers, thus building a positive reputation and increased sales of the firm.

FMCS Registrations are usually quite a complex process which is why qualified consultants at Professional Utilities will make this process easier for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In which year was FMCS established?

2000

Are there any benefits for FMCS?

There are various benefits of FMCS for consumers as well as for the manufacturers. It provides quality items, monitors safety , reliability and efficiency of the item for the consumers. On the other hand it helps in creating brand recognition, increased sales, positive brand image , losses are reduced and many more.

What is the fee for FMCS Registration?

It costs a total of Rs 53000 to the applicants.

Is FMCS mandatory for all household appliances?

No it is not mandatory for all appliances except for some electrical appliances, cables etc.

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