DGFT – Notification No. 13/24.25 dated 20.5.24.

May 25, 2024
The Electronics & I.T. Goods (Requirements of Compulsory Regulation) Order 2012 is amended as to “2021” . In case of failure of BIS/QCOs compliance, the imported goods will have to be re-exported or customs will destroy the said imported goods and dispose of as scrap. Changes made between Orders of 2012 and 2021 issued by MeitY for the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory (Registration) Orders”. (QCOs). 2012 1. Fifteen (15) Categories of electronics products. 2. Standard conformity of products for ISI marks. 3. Previous standard on quality. 4. 2012 order was effective after six months of issue. 5. 2012 required compulsory registration with BIS. 2021 1. More categories added viz smart watches, wireless head phone, USB Drive, barcode scanner, LED lighting chain etc. 2. Several standard added to reflect more recent technological advancement & safety. 3. Updated standard on safety & performance. 4. 2021 order provides transitional arrangements for products registered under 2012 & gradually meet the updated standard. 5. 2021 order emphasizes stricter enforcement mechanism & compliance.

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