On October 28, 2019, India’s Ministry of Commerce and industry notified a draft of “Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Order, 2019” to WTO-TBT. This proposal was reported as WTO-TBT notification along with the proposed Quality Control Order for kitchen appliances and liquefied petroleum gas water heaters in or around April-May 2018. The draft has been reintroduced again with some amendments.
- Legislation Title：Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Order, 2019
- Effective date：After six months from the date of publication in the official Gazette
- Scope：The goods or articles in the table below imported or manufactured for using within India shall be complied with the corresponding Indian Standard mentioned and bear the Standard Mark under a licence from the “Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) as per BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”.
|Goods or article||Indian Standard||Title of Indian Standard|
|Room air conditioners – unitary air conditioners||IS 1391 (Part 1): 2017||Room Air Conditioners- Specification Part 1 Unitary Air Conditioners|
|Room air conditioners – split air conditioners||IS 1391 (Part 2): 2018||Room Air Conditioners- Specification Part 2 Split Air Conditioners|
|Ducted and package air conditioners||IS 8148: 2018||Ducted and Package Air Conditioners- Specification|
|Finned type heat exchanger for room air conditioners||IS 11329:2018||Finned type Heat Exchanger for Room Air Conditioner|
|Hermetic compressor||IS 10617:2018||Hermetic Compressors-Specification|
|Temperature sensing control devices.||IS/IEC 60730 (Part 2) Section 9: 2011||Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 9 Temperature Sensing Controls|
The draft Order can be downloaded from the following URL (in English)