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India's National Standards Body:
Bureau of Indian Standards
Manak Bhavan
9 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
IN-New Delhi 110002
Tel: +91 11 23 23 79 91
Fax: +91 11 23 23 93 99
E-mail: ird@bis.org.in
Web: www.bis.org.in

Doing Business in India: 2012 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies

An excerpt from U.S. Commercial Service's 2012 Country Commercial Guide providing an overview of India's standards and conformity assessment activities.

(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.

Interested in being notified and commenting on India's proposed foreign technical regulations that can impact your access to India's market?

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.

Additional Resources:

ANSI Standards PortalExit site to ANSI Standards Portal

ANSI's standards Portal provides additional information on India's standards and conformity assessment systems. It also provides additional information on exporting to India.

India Business Information Center

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.