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Market-Specific Information - India
India's National Standards Body:
Bureau of Indian Standards
9 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
IN-New Delhi 110002
Tel: +91 11 23 23 79 91
Fax: +91 11 23 23 93 99
An excerpt from U.S. Commercial Service's 2012 Country Commercial Guide providing an overview of India's standards and conformity assessment activities.
2010 REPORT ON TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE
(Containing a Country-Specific Report on India)
On March 31, 2010, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk transmitted to Congress a new report on key technical barriers to trade that hinder or block American exports around the world. In a speech to Pennsylvania steelworkers in 2009, Ambassador Kirk promised to deliver this report and another on sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to American exports as part of the Obama Administration's effort to sharpen its enforcement of American trade rights and to grow well-paying jobs here at home.
Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect your access to international markets. You can modify the subscription to include specific markets and industries. Register online at Internet URL: http://www.nist.gov/notifyus/
U.S. Commercial Service in India
The U.S. Commercial Service in India can provide additional information on doing business in India.
ANSI's standards Portal provides additional information on India's standards and conformity assessment systems. It also provides additional information on exporting to India.
Seven Business Information Centers (BICs) co-located at U.S. Commercial Service India offices contain a variety of reference resources, including directories, business guides, trade journals, periodicals, company and product catalogs, and videotapes. The objective of the Business Information Centers are to provide the most efficient means for obtaining and delivering high quality market information and contacts to Indian importers of U.S. products and services.