India – Footwear (Quality Control) Orders 2020 Approved

Vol. 1214 | January 18, 2021

On 27th Oct 2020, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India approved three orders regarding Quality Control Orders for various footwear products including:

  • Footwear made from leather and other materials (Quality Control) Order 2020
  • Footwear made from all-rubber and all Polymeric materials and its components (Quality Control) Order 2020
  • Personal Protective Equipment Footwear (Quality Control) Order 2020

The original enforcement date was set for 27 Oct 2020, it has been recently postponed to 1 July 2021. Below are the highlights:

According to these orders, all goods or articles specified in the orders shall comply with the corresponding Indian Standards (Detail please refer to below Table 1, 2 and 3) and bear the Standard Mark under a license issued from the Bureau of India Standards in accordance with the Scheme-I of Schedule-II of Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

However, the above requirements shall not apply to goods or articles meant for export purpose.

Specific Indian Standards for Corresponding Footwear Products

Footwear Made from Leather and other Materials (Quality Control) Order, 2020

No.

Goods or Articles

Indian Standard

Title of Indian Standard

1

Leather safety boots and shoes

IS 1989 (Part 1): 1986

Specification for leather safety boots and shoes Part 1 for miners

IS 1989 (Part.2): 1986

Specification for leather safety boots and shoes Part 2 for heavy metal industries

2

Canvas Shoes Rubber Sole

IS 3735: 1996

Canvas Shoes, Rubber Sole -- Specification

3

Canvas Boots Rubber Sole

IS 3736: 1995

Canvas Boots, Rubber Sole -- Specification

4

Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners

IS 3976: 2018

Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners --Specification

5

Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole

IS 11226: 1993

Leather safety footwear having direct moulded rubber sole --Specification

6

Leather safety footwear with direct moulded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sole

IS 14544: 1998

Leather safety footwear with direct moulded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sole – Specification

7

Sports footwear

IS 15844: 2010

Sports Footwear -- Specification

8

High ankle tactical boots with PU – Rubber sole

IS 17012: 2018

High ankle tactical boots with PU – Rubber Sole – Specification

9

Antiriot shoes

IS 17037: 2018

Antiriot shoes – Specification

10

Derby shoes

IS 17043: 2018

Derby shoes – Specification

Footwear Made from all-Rubber and all Polymeric Material and its Components (Quality Control) Order, 2020

No.

Goods or Articles

Indian Standard

Title of Indian Standard

1

Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots

IS 5557: 2004

Industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots – Specification

2

All rubber gum boots and ankle boots

IS 5557 (Part 2): 2018

All rubber gum boots and ankle boots: Part 2 occupational purposes

3

Moulded solid rubber soles and heels

IS 5676: 1995

Moulded solid rubber soles and heels -- Specification

4

Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels

IS 6664: 1992

Rubber microcellular sheets for soles and heels -- Specification

5

Solid PVC soles and heels

IS 6719: 1972

Specification for solid PVC soles and heels

6

PVC sandal

IS 6721: 1972

Specification for PVC sandal

7

Rubber HawaiChappal

IS 10702: 1992

Rubber HawaiChappal -- Specification

8

Slipper, rubber

IS 11544: 1986

Specification for slipper, rubber

9

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industrial boots

IS 12254: 1993

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industrial boots – Specification

10

Polyurethane sole, semirigid

IS 13893: 1994

Polyurethane sole, semirigid-Specification

11

Unlined moulded rubber boots

IS 13995: 1995

Unlined moulded rubber boots – Specification

12

Moulded plastics footwear- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use

IS 16645: 2018

Moulded plastics footwear -- Lined or Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use -- Specification

13

Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work

IS 16994: 2018

Footwear for men and women for municipal scavenging work

Personal Protective Equipment Footwear (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Goods or Articles

Indian Standard

Title of Indian Standard

Personal Protective Equipment – Footwear

IS 15298 (Part 2): 2016

Personal protective equipment – Part 2 Safety Footwear

IS 15298 (Part 3): 2019

Personal protective equipment – Part 3 Protective Footwear

IS 15298 (Part 4): 2017

Personal protective equipment – Part 4 Occupational Footwear

License and Certification:

Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS) is a scheme under which Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) license is granted to a foreign manufacturer in accordance with the BIS Act 2016 and Bureau on Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) regulation 2018.

Under FMCS, BIS license is granted to a foreign manufacturer for use of Standard Mark on a product manufactured in a manufacturing premises and conforming to all the requirements of the relevant Indian standard(s).

Who can apply:

Manufacturers that have their factory location outside India can apply under FMCS. They shall:

  • ensure conformity of their product(s) to applicable Indian Standard Specifications (ISS).
  • have all manufacturing machineries/facilities at their factory premises.
  • have all arrangements/equipment in their factory premises for testing of the product(s) as per applicable ISS.
  • have competent testing personnel in their lab to test the product(s) as per applicable ISS.
  • accept the Scheme of Testing & Inspection (SIT) and Marking Fee.
  • accept the Terms & Conditions of licence.

BIS Standard Mark

Note : License number is also required to be indicated suitably on the product along with BIS Standard Mark preferable below the standard mark as “CM/L – XXXXXXXXX”

Link to FMCS scheme

https://bis.gov.in/index.php/fmcs/certification-process/aboutfmcs/

Details of the Orders can be viewed at:

https://bis.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PersonalProtective-FootwearQualityControlOrder2020-29October2020.pdf

https://bis.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Footwear-QualityControlOrder-2020-29October2020.pdf

https://bis.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FootwearLeather-QualityControlOrder-2020-29October2020.pdf

For additional questions, please contact:

Narayan B Borade
Narayan.borade@intertek.com
+ 91 9867672345

Surjit Singh
Surjit.singh@intertek.com
+ 91 8527990260

Vienna Chow
Vienna.chow@intertek.com
+ 852 28548151

 

 

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