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Important update on mandatory BIS certification for manufacturers/importers of "Lighters” for the Indian market.

Draft QCO Notification for “Lighters” (Mandatory BIS Certification for Lighters)


Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade has prepared a Draft Quality Control Orders in respect of Lighters in consultation with BIS in order to bring it under mandatory BIS certification keeping in view the human safety and for ensuring the optimum quality of product. This QCO may be referred to as the Lighters (Quality Control) Order, 2022. The Draft QCO for Lighters is attached below.

As per this Draft QCO, The Central Government, after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards, decides that it is necessary or expedient to issue the “Lighters (Quality Control) Order, 2022” in the public interest.

According to this Order, "Lighters" shall have to comply with the corresponding Indian Standard and bear the standard mark (ISI Mark) under a licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme- I of Schedule- II of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018, and cannot be produced, traded/sold, stocked, or imported unless they bear the ISI Mark.

This order is not applicable to the products or articles which are meant for export.

NOTE: Any person who violates the provisions of this order will be punished in accordance with the provisions of the BIS Act, 2016.

Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt. of India)


Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903
Email: txd@bis.gov.in, cmd2@bis.gov.in

Implementation Dates: Not Announced Yet, Approximate Date: August 2023

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

Disclaimer: The information provided in this update is intended for informational purposes only. Readers are requested to seek formal legal advice prior to acting upon any of the information provided herein.

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Attachment1: QCO ORDER View Download
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