On 29th Dec 2022, BIS has organized an online meeting with industries, Industry organizations and other stakeholders. The intent of the meeting to discuss on the implementation of new standard mark for CRS (Compulsory registration scheme). Following are the points discussed during said meeting.
1)The proposal from BIS is to substitute the standard mark of CRS with the ISI standard mark. Products importing beyond the release of official notification shall bear the new standard mark.
2) The tentative timeline is six months after the date of release of notification.
3)The intention to change the standard mark is to have single mark for all schemes for safety. Also, considering the fact consumers are more aware of ISI mark.
4) There is no change w.r.t registration process of products, only cosmetic change is happening w.r.t standard mark.
CRS Standard Mark
ISI Standard Mark
Following are the concerns were raised by Industry during the said meeting. BIS has acknowledged each and every point and assured to implement this change hassle free.
1)Due to change in standard mark, re labelling would be required. It has been requested to remove the standard reference from the standard mark.
2) Promoting new standard mark for CRS will cause additional efforts and commercials for promoting and branding.
3)Industries has requested for at least 12-month timeline to implement the change.