DGFT notification prohibits import of non-BIS standard electronic goods

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2019 18:06 hrs

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday has sought prohibition of import of electronics and IT goods without registration to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Under the order, certain electronics and IT products like mobile phones, LED TV, LED lights etc are required to comply with BIS requirements for sale in the country. Companies are required to register these products with BIS for clearance.

Import of electronic goods without a registration to the BIS would have to be re-exported by the exporter, said the government.

Under the Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) order 2012, imports of these goods is allowed through the registration with the BIS or on specific exemption letter from the ministry of IT and electronics (MeitY).

"Import consignment without valid registration with BIS shall be re-exported by the importer failing with customs shall deform the goods and dispose them as scrap under intimation to ministry of IT and electronics," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

The DGFT in an un-related notification, added that import policy for aviation gasoline was free and subject to actual user condition.