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Product labelling (imported goods-non perishable)

(Querist) 09 August 2017 This query is : Resolved 
Hello Sir/Madam,

I am currently looking towards importing fast moving consumer goods (non-perishable & non food based product). I have some questions on the packaging and labelling of the product:

I understand that every product should have the name and address of the importer, commodity generic name, quantity and weight in Standard International units, month and year of packaging and the manufacturer details.

My questions are:
1. Do I need any certification from any government agency for the packaging and labelling?
2. Is it mandatory to have the manufacture's details, like address or the country in which the product was manufactured?

Thank You
Ms.Usha Kapoor (Expert) 10 August 2017
You need Government agency ISB approval before labeling and psackaging. THe answer to your second question is you need to fill all that details in pertaining to manufacturing. And it is mandatory.

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Packaging and labelling regulation in India

Packaging
All pre-packaged commodities imported into India must carry the following declarations on the label:
- name and address of the importer,
- generic or common name of the commodity packed,
- net quantity in terms of standard unit of weights and measurement,
- month and year of packing in which the commodity is manufactured, packed or imported,
- the maximum retail sales price (MRP) at which the commodity in packaged form may be sold to the end consumer.
Languages Permitted on Packaging and Labeling
English and/or Hindi.
Unit of Measurement
All imported goods as well as transport documents must show standard units of measurement and weight.
Mark of Origin "Made In"
Not mandatory, except in the case of foodstuffs and drinks and also where preferential import duties are claimed.
Labeling Requirements
The packaging and Labeling requirements for packaged food products is laid down in the Part VII of the Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Rules, 1955, and the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules of 1977.
Specific Regulations

In specific cases, the product label also has to contain:

The purpose of irradiation and license number in case of irradiated food
Extraneous addition of coloring material
Non-vegetarian food – must have a symbol of a brown color-filled circle inside a brown square outline prominently displayed on the package
Vegetarian food must have a similar symbol of green color-filled circle inside a square with a green outline prominently displayed

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Commercial and industrial norms in India

National Standards Organisations
Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) - Earlier called as Indian Standards Institute (ISI)
Integration in the International Standards Network
The BIS is a founder member of the International Standard organization (ISO) and of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

For more details consult www.bis.org.in.
Obligation to Use Standards
Although the standards proposed by the BIS are 'voluntary' in nature and are not at all mandatory, the Government of India has enforced mandatory certification on various products.

For the list of items brought under mandatory certification please consult the website of the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Classification of Standards
The symbol of the standard is ISI. Every ISI mark has a fixed format that carries the Indian Standard number on top of the mark based on the type of product.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
Certification by the BIS is highly regarded in India, and it can increase the sales potential in this market.

Click here for ‘Procedure for Granting BIS Certification'
Online Consultation of Standards
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Certification Organisations
Quality Council of India

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Packaging and labelling regulation in India

Packaging
All pre-packaged commodities imported into India must carry the following declarations on the label:
- name and address of the importer,
- generic or common name of the commodity packed,
- net quantity in terms of standard unit of weights and measurement,
- month and year of packing in which the commodity is manufactured, packed or imported,
- the maximum retail sales price (MRP) at which the commodity in packaged form may be sold to the end consumer.
Languages Permitted on Packaging and Labeling
English and/or Hindi.
Unit of Measurement
All imported goods as well as transport documents must show standard units of measurement and weight.
Mark of Origin "Made In"
Not mandatory, except in the case of foodstuffs and drinks and also where preferential import duties are claimed.
Labeling Requirements
The packaging and Labeling requirements for packaged food products is laid down in the Part VII of the Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Rules, 1955, and the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules of 1977.
Specific Regulations

In specific cases, the product label also has to contain:

The purpose of irradiation and license number in case of irradiated food
Extraneous addition of coloring material
Non-vegetarian food – must have a symbol of a brown color-filled circle inside a brown square outline prominently displayed on the package
Vegetarian food must have a similar symbol of green color-filled circle inside a square with a green outline prominently displayed

Return to top

Commercial and industrial norms in India

National Standards Organisations
Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) - Earlier called as Indian Standards Institute (ISI)
Integration in the International Standards Network
The BIS is a founder member of the International Standard organization (ISO) and of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

For more details consult www.bis.org.in.
Obligation to Use Standards
Although the standards proposed by the BIS are 'voluntary' in nature and are not at all mandatory, the Government of India has enforced mandatory certification on various products.

For the list of items brought under mandatory certification please consult the website of the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Classification of Standards
The symbol of the standard is ISI. Every ISI mark has a fixed format that carries the Indian Standard number on top of the mark based on the type of product.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
Certification by the BIS is highly regarded in India, and it can increase the sales potential in this market.

Click here for ‘Procedure for Granting BIS Certification'
Online Consultation of Standards
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Certification Organisations
Quality Council of India

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Santander y el gráfico de Llama son marcas registradas de Grupo Santander. El Portal Santander Cross Border ofrece un conjunto de contenidos, bases de datos y herramientas suministrados y gestionados por Export Entreprises, S.A.. Santander se limita a facilitar a las empresas este acceso pero es totalmente ajeno a los contenidos y servicios prestados que son, enteramente, de la responsabilidad de Export Entreprises S.A. Por tanto cualquier incidencia relacionada con dichos contenidos y servicios deberá solucionarse entre el usuario y Export Entreprises S.A., careciendo Banco Santander, S.A. de cualquier responsabilidad.

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Import Controls
Export Controls
Labelling rulesThis service is for a fee
StandardsThis service is for a fee

Customs Calculation
Customs Duties and Local Taxes
Export price calculator
Landed cost calculator
Measurement Converter
HS customs classification
Local customs classification

Country Information
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Incoterms 2010
flag India India: Packaging and standards

In this page: Packaging and labelling regulation in India | Commercial and industrial norms in India

Packaging and labelling regulation in India

Packaging
All pre-packaged commodities imported into India must carry the following declarations on the label:
- name and address of the importer,
- generic or common name of the commodity packed,
- net quantity in terms of standard unit of weights and measurement,
- month and year of packing in which the commodity is manufactured, packed or imported,
- the maximum retail sales price (MRP) at which the commodity in packaged form may be sold to the end consumer.
Languages Permitted on Packaging and Labeling
English and/or Hindi.
Unit of Measurement
All imported goods as well as transport documents must show standard units of measurement and weight.
Mark of Origin "Made In"
Not mandatory, except in the case of foodstuffs and drinks and also where preferential import duties are claimed.
Labeling Requirements
The packaging and Labeling requirements for packaged food products is laid down in the Part VII of the Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Rules, 1955, and the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules of 1977.
Specific Regulations

In specific cases, the product label also has to contain:

The purpose of irradiation and license number in case of irradiated food
Extraneous addition of coloring material
Non-vegetarian food – must have a symbol of a brown color-filled circle inside a brown square outline prominently displayed on the package
Vegetarian food must have a similar symbol of green color-filled circle inside a square with a green outline prominently displayed

Return to top

Commercial and industrial norms in India

National Standards Organisations
Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) - Earlier called as Indian Standards Institute (ISI)
Integration in the International Standards Network
The BIS is a founder member of the International Standard organization (ISO) and of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

For more details consult www.bis.org.in.
Obligation to Use Standards
Although the standards proposed by the BIS are 'voluntary' in nature and are not at all mandatory, the Government of India has enforced mandatory certification on various products.

For the list of items brought under mandatory certification please consult the website of the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Classification of Standards
The symbol of the standard is ISI. Every ISI mark has a fixed format that carries the Indian Standard number on top of the mark based on the type of product.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
Certification by the BIS is highly regarded in India, and it can increase the sales potential in this market.

Click here for ‘Procedure for Granting BIS Certification'
Online Consultation of Standards
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Certification Organisations
Quality Council of India

Return to top


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Potential clients list This service is for a fee
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Blacklisted Companies and Vessels

Manage Shipments

Shipping Documents
Import Controls
Export Controls
Export price calculator
Landed cost calculator
Customs Duties and Local Taxes
HS customs classification
Local customs classification
Measurement Converter
Labelling rules This service is for a fee
Standards This service is for a fee

Bank With Us

Rely on Santander
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Guide Introduction
Payment means
Financing operations
Risk management
Incoterms 2010

Currency Analysis

Currency converter, exchange rates regime, level of currency instability, currency risk management.

Establish Overseas

Information and advice to create and run a company abroad

© Banco Santander, S.A - 2017

Welcome User assistance Terms of use Sitemap Discover this Portal Access Policy Demo page Discover Santander Bank Contact Santander

Santander y el gráfico de Llama son marcas registradas de Grupo Santander. El Portal Santander Cross Border ofrece un conjunto de contenidos, bases de datos y herramientas suministrados y gestionados por Export Entreprises, S.A.. Santander se limita a facilitar a las empresas este acceso pero es totalmente ajeno a los contenidos y servicios prestados que son, enteramente, de la responsabilidad de Export Entreprises S.A. Por tanto cualquier incidencia relacionada con dichos contenidos y servicios deberá solucionarse entre el usuario y Export Entreprises S.A., careciendo Banco Santander, S.A. de cualquier responsabilidad.

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Ms.Usha Kapoor (Expert) 10 August 2017
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Rajendra K Goyal (Expert) 10 August 2017
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