September 26, 2013
by Mint

Electronic hardware companies got a breather on Thursday, with the government extending the deadline for mandatory registration of the products they sell to January, according to a person familiar with the development. Companies were earlier given till 3 October to get their models certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a mandatory requirement for the sale of such products.

The decision was taken late in the evening at a meeting between Kapil Sibal, the Union minister for communications and information technology (IT), and representatives of industry and trade lobby groups, said the person, who did not want to be named.
“Two important decision were taken. First, companies can import only those products that are based on self-declaration and have been submitted to the testing labs. Second, the government has agreed to allow companies do the (BIS) labelling in their own warehouses,” he said.
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