LEATHER FOOTWEAR COMPULSORILY IN BIS CERTIFICATION SCHEME IN INDIA

LEATHER FOOTWEAR COMPULSORILY IN BIS CERTIFICATION SCHEME IN INDIA

Are you a Manufacturer of footwear or footwear compound

So, The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has urgent news for you. As per the recent notification from the very department, it has been stated that it will be mandatory for all the footwear manufacturers to have BIS certification and bear standard mark under a license from BIS, and further selling without BIS Certification of Leather footwear, BIS Certification of all-Rubber and all Polymeric Material & BIS Certification of Personal Protective Equipment Footwear will not be legally permitted to any manufacturer under this order. These quality control norms for leather shoes and other compound footwear are going to be implemented to contain imports and the production of sub-standard products in India. This notice covers different leather footwear, counting anti-riot shoes and safety boots too. As per the notice from DPIIT, these mandates on Leather Shoes & other compound footwear to obtain compulsory BIS Certification will come into force from 27 October 2020.

The Department issued three orders which going to cover and lie under these different rubber and leather footwear to be in the mandate section of BIS Certification of footwear. The orders issued are ‘Footwear made from Leather and other materials (Quality Control) Order, 2020,’ ‘Footwear made from all-Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Order, 2020’ and ‘Personal Protective Equipment Footwear (Quality Control) Order, 2020’.

Footwear made up of leather and other materials

The products embedded in the order “Footwear made from leather and other materials (Quality control) order, 2020’ are boots, safety shoes, canvas boots rubber sole, canvas shoes rubber sole, sports footwear, derby shoes, and anti-riot shoes.

Table Down Below explains kind of footwear, there standards and the title of standard for “Footwear made From Leather and Other Materials (Quality Control) order 2020.

Sr. No. Name of Footwear Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
1 Leather safety boots and shoes IS 1989 (Part 1): 1986

Specification for leather safety boots and shoes Part 1 for miners

Specification for leather safety boots and shoes Part 2 for heavy metal industries

2 Canvas Shoes Rubber Sole IS 3735: 1996 Canvas Shoes, Rubber Sole- Specification
3 Canvas Boots Rubber Sole IS 3736: 1995 Canvas Boots, Rubber Sole- Specification
4 Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners IS 3736: 1995 Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners- Specification
5 Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole IS 11226: 1993 Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole-Specification
6 Leather safety footwear with direct moulded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sole IS 14544: 1998 Leather safety footwear with direct moulded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sole – Specification
7 Sports footwear IS 15844: 2010 Sports Footwear- Specification
8 High ankle tactical boots with PU – Rubber sole IS 17012: 2018 High ankle tactical boots with PU – Rubber Sole – Specification
9 Antiriot shoes IS 17037: 2018 Antiriot shoes – Specification
10 Derby shoes IS 17043: 2018 Derby shoes – Specification

Footwear made up of all-Rubber and all Polymeric Material

The products embedded in the order ‘Footwear made from all-Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Order, 2020’ are rubber microcellular sheets, PVC sandal, all rubber gumboots, and ankle boots, industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots, rubber slippers, rubber Hawai chappal, PVC industrial boots, etc. This BIS Certification of footwear order is covering the quality control norms for footwear made from all rubber and polymeric material and its components.

Table Down Below explains kind of footwear, there standards and the title of standard for ‘Footwear made from all-Rubber and all Polymeric material and its components (Quality Control) Order, 2020’.

Name of Footwear Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots IS 5557: 2004 Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots – Specification
All rubber gum boots and ankle boots IS 5557 (Part 2): 2018 All rubber gum boots and ankle boots: Part 2 occupational purposes
Moulded solid rubber soles and heels IS 5676: 1995 Moulded solid rubber soles and heels- Specification
Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels IS 6664: 1992 Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels- Specification
Solid PVC soles and heels IS 6664: 1992 Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels- Specification
Solid PVC soles and heels IS 6719: 1972 Specification for solid PVC soles and heels
PVC sandal IS 6721: 1972 Specification for PVC sandal
Rubber HawaiChappal IS 10702: 1992 Rubber HawaiChappal- Specification
Slipper, rubber IS 11544: 1986 Specification for slipper, rubber
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)industrial boots IS 12254: 1993 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)industrial boots – Specification
Polyurethane sole, semirigid IS 13893: 1994 Polyurethane sole, semirigid- Specification
Unlined moulded rubber boots IS 13995: 1995 Unlined moulded rubber boots – Specification
Moulded plastic, footwear-Lined, Unlined Polyurethane, boots for general industrial use IS 16645: 2018 Moulded plastics footwear- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use- Specification
Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work IS 16994: 2018 Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work

Footwear used as Personal Protective Equipment

The order ‘Personal Protective Equipment Footwear (Quality Control) Order, 2020’ covers the personal protective equipment-footwear.

Name of Footwear Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Personal Protective Equipment – Footwear IS 15298 (Part 2): 2016
IS 15298 ( Part 3) : 2019
IS 15298 (Part 4) :2017
Personal protective equipment – Part 2 Safety Footwear
Personal protective equipment – Part 3 Protective Footwear
Personal protective equipment – Part 4 Occupational Footwear

All the three orders present that the footwear products covered under the instruction have to match up to the specified standards and also have the standard mark license acquired from BIS. This is to be notified that these items cannot be sold or produced, traded, imported, and stocked unless they have a standard mark. However, these orders of Mandatory BIS Certification of Footwear which present new quality control norms will not apply to articles or goods meant for export purposes. All three orders present that the Bureau Of Indian Standards (BIS) is the enforcing and certifying authority for the products declared in the order.