On July 15, 2021, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) published an amendment to the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021” to add provisions for postponement of application, transition period for labeling, and exemption of application for specified equipment. The provisions of this amended order are as follows.
Art.6: Deferred Application of Order
For manufacturers already registered under this order, the application of this order shall be deferred for a period of six months for goods manufactured at a new location in India. However, the following conditions shall be met:
- the new place of manufacture is within the area of responsibility of the same manufacturer
- the specific type or model number of the goods manufactured at the new location must already be included in the scope of registration at other manufacturing units of the same manufacturer.
Art.7: Labeling at Custom ports
There will be a transition period of up to three months for foreign manufacturing companies with liaison offices or branches in India to affix the “Standard Mark” at customs ports for the product categories covered by this order.
Art.8: Exemption for Highly Specialized Equipment (HSE)
Highly specialized equipment (HSE) that meets any of the following criteria is exempt from the application of this order if it is manufactured or imported in quantities of less than 100 units per year.
- Equipment Powered by three phase power supply or
- Equipment Powered by single phase power supply with current rating exceeding 16 Ampere or
- Equipment with dimensions exceeding 1.5 m x 0.8 m or
- Equipment with weight exceeding 80 kg
The amendment can be downloaded from the following URL.
- Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021