BIS QCO for the Hinges(Cabinet hinges)


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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Hinges (Cabinet hinges) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

BIS QCO for the Hinges(Cabinet hinges)


The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced a quality control measure called the Hinges (Cabinet hinges) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

This rule will become effective six months after it's published in the Official Gazette. Under this order, hinges used in products must meet the Indian Standard 18297:2023 and display the Standard Mark issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). This shows they've been certified under Scheme-1 of Schedule-II to the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

However, this order won't affect hinges used in goods made for export within the country.

For smaller businesses, known as micro-enterprises and small enterprises under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, compliance will be required after twelve and nine months respectively from the date of publication.

The Bureau of Indian Standards will oversee the certification process and ensure compliance. If anyone violates this order, they could face penalties as outlined in the Bureau of Indian Standards 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

Implementation Dates: --

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

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