India India notifies the draft of quality control order for air conditioners etc. to WTO-TBT.

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)

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