BIS FMCS for Kitchen Appliances - Fees, Process & Documents

Updated on February 01, 2024 11:47:36 AM

FMCS means Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme FMCS is a license granted to Foreign Manufacturers allowing them to expand their business within India. Foreign Manufacturers should comply with the Bureau Of Indian Standards. FMCS certification allows manufacturers to use ISI Mark on their products which helps the firm in many ways. Kitchen Appliances should be of high quality, risk-free, and safe for the consumers. FMCS certification provides Kitchen appliance manufacturers an opportunity to earn the trust of customers and global recognition.

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Eligibility Criteria of BIS FMCS for Kitchen Appliances

  • The manufacturer of Kitchen Appliances must have their factory located outside India. 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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Few Kitchen Appliances covered under FMCS

  • Blenders
  • Cooktops
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Ovens
  • Freezers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Juicers
  • Food Processors
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Process of BIS FMCS for Kitchen Appliances

Preparation: First and foremost the manufacturing firm must make certain that all the kitchen appliances conform to the standards of the Bureau Of Indian Standards as well as prepare all the required documents needed to be submitted during the process.

Registration Form: To receive an FMCS license, they must enroll themselves and pay the registration fee. The firm can apply offline at the FMCD department in Delhi and online at the BIS website by submitting the necessary documentation. The manufacturer is accountable for filling in the accurate and complete details.

Issue Raised (if any): The BIS authorities notify the manufacturer by email if any information is incomplete or incorrect. If authorities don’t find any issues in the application form, the application is considered and an application number is allotted to the applicant.

Nomination of AIR: The manufacturer must designate an authorized Indian representative (AIR) who meets the requirements to represent the company before the Indian BIS authorities. An AIR must reside in India and be well-versed in government institutions, policies, and organizations.

Factory Audit: The manufacturer is obligated to pay an audit fee. The BIS representatives visit the factory to examine the infrastructure, equipment, production process, product quality, etc.

Product Sample: BIS representatives collect a sample of the appliances to assess their performance, dependability, quality, and safety standards. The sample is assessed at BIS-approved laboratories to gain a better understanding of compliance.

Laboratory Results: The license-issuing process is terminated if the laboratory reports are unfavorable and reveal that the appliances do not adhere to BIS criteria. However, if the test reports are successful and demonstrate that they meet BIS criteria, the procedure for granting an FMCS license proceeds.

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 Kitchen Appliances

  • 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 Kitchen Appliances

  1. FMCS for Kitchen Appliances is beneficial because it guarantees customers receive high-quality service.
  2. As they safeguard the customers' safety, these appliances are quite dependable. It is manufactured with the highest safety standards, thus preventing any mishaps in the future.
  3. Longer product durability is associated with higher quality. It is also a pocket-friendly solution for customers.
  4. Gaining the trust of the clients for the items is easier for the manufacturers with FMCS certification.
  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 product has increased effectiveness. The maker ensures that the appliance has additional features that make it easier to operate.
  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 products.
  10. It enables the capacitor manufacturer to comply with the required Indian Standards.
  11. It offers legal advantages to the business because it helps to prevent any problems that can result from selling uncertified products.
  12. It is beneficial for the manufacturer as it helps in freely trading within the market.
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Validity of BIS FMCS for Kitchen Appliances

Initial certification of the FMCS license is good for two years. After that, the manufacturer is required to pay a renewal fee to keep their FMCS license active. After the license renewal cost has been successfully paid, a renewed certificate is issued. A renewed certificate's validity duration ranges from one year to five years. If the certification is renewed after the initial certification's expiration date, the BIS representatives will charge the producer a late fee of Rs 5,000.

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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: The aforementioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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

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Conclusion

FMCS helps International Manufacturers to expand their trade within India after meeting certain standards of the Indian Market. Kitchen appliance manufacturers should comply with the standards of BIS i.e. quality, safety, reliability, and performance standards to obtain an FMCS license. FMCS has many benefits such as, a positive reputation, increased sales, quality improvement, customer satisfaction etc.

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

Can I buy kitchen appliances without the BIS Standard Mark?

It is not advisable to buy kitchen appliances without the BIS Standard Mark. The BIS Standard Mark is a guarantee that the product meets the required safety and quality standards.

What are the benefits of buying kitchen appliances with the BIS Standard Mark?

There are several benefits to buying kitchen appliances with the BIS Standard Mark:

  • They are safe to use.
  • They meet the required quality standards.
  • They are backed by the BIS, which is a government agency.
What are the penalties for selling kitchen appliances without the BIS Standard Mark?

The penalties for selling kitchen appliances without the BIS Standard Mark vary depending on the severity of the offense. In some cases, the seller may be fined or imprisoned.

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