International Cooperation

 

BIS as the National Standards Body of India has been participating in International Standardization activities and projecting India’s interest during various stages of the development of International Standards.

BIS has been actively participating in the activities of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)  and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). A sizeable number of Indian Standards have been harmonised with ISO/IEC Standards to facilitate acceptance of Indian products in the International Market. BIS has also entered into MoUs with NSBs of many countries. For details click below:

BIS and ISO
BIS is a founder member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)and continues to take active part in its activities.
BIS as a member of ISO

BIS participation in Technical Work:

India is a participating `P’ member in 311 Technical committees as well as Subcommittees and observer member `O’ member on 305 of ISO which are of interest to India.  BIS participates in the international standardization activity through corresponding National Mirror Committees. Participation in ISO work is done through correspondence as well as participation in meetings, whenever necessary and by voting through electronic voting system.

Secretariat  Responsibility :

Presently BIS also holds the Secretariat responsibilities of 2 Technical Committees and 6 subcommittees of ISO. The committees for which BIS holds the Secretariat are as follows:

ISO/TC 34/SC 7                      Spices & Condiments

ISO/TC 113                             Hydrometry                 

ISO/TC 113/SC 1                     Velocity area methods;

ISO/TC 113/SC 6                     Sediment transport

ISO/TC 120                             Leather 

ISO/TC 120/SC 1                     Raw hides and skins, including pickled pelts

ISO/TC 120/SC 2                     Tanned leather

ISO/TC 120/SC 3                     Leather products                                            Top



BIS and IEC

India started taking part in IEC from 1911. BIS took over the responsibility of Indian National Committee of IEC in 1949 from Institution of Engineers. Since then BIS is  actively participating  in the activities of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). BIS has constituted Indian National Committee (INC) of IEC. This Committee performs various responsibilities as member body of IEC Council.  BIS has participation status in 65 Technical Committees and observer status is 86 Technical Committees.                                             Top


MoUs and MRAs

BIS is also actively involved in the Regional and Bilateral Cooperation Programmes pertaining to standardization, testing, certification, training etc. In this regard,  BIS has signed 21 MoU in the fields of standardization and conformity assessment and is in the process of having such an arrangement with several other countries. In addition BIS has also signed MRA with two countries. The details of MoUs and MRAs is given below:

 

Sl. NO Country Organization

1.

Afghanistan

Afghan National  Standardization Authority (ANSA)

2.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Standard and Testing institution (BSTI)

3.

Bhutan

Royal Govt of Bhutan

4.

Egypt

Egyptian Organization for Standardization (EOS)

5.

France

Union Technique de l’Electricite (UTE)

6.

Germany

DIN (Duetsches Institut fur 8.Normung)

7.

Germany

DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies of DIN & VDE

8.

Ghana

Ghana Standards Bureau (GSB)

9.

Greece

Hellenic Organization for Standardization

10.

Israel

Standards Institution of Israel (SII)

11.

Iran

Institute of Standards and Industrial Research (ISIRI)

12.

Mauritius

Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB)

13.

Nigeria

Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)

14.

Slovenia

Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST)

15.

UAE

Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)

16.

USA

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

17.

USA

Tripartite agreement with BIS, ANSI & CII

18.

Ukraine

The State Committee of Ukraine for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy.

19.

Uzbekistan

Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of Uzbekistan

20.

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

21.

India, Brazil, & South Africa (IBSA)

Govt.-to-Govt. Agreement.

 

MRAs

Sl. NO Country Organization

1.

Pakistan

Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)

2.

Sri Lanka

 

Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI)

 

 

Besides the above, BIS is also actively participates in the Regional Cooperation activities such as the activities of South Asia Regional Standards Organisation (SARSO) and the Pacific Asia Standards Congress (PASC).                                            Top