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Compulsory Registration Scheme for automotive

Compulsory Registration Scheme is an Indian product conformity assessment scheme for electronic and IT goods. The authorities now clarified its relevance for automotive products.

The current Indian Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) is based on the Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012. This regulation, updated many times, contains a list of affected electronic and IT goods.

Some of them, such as wireless microphones, bluetooth, smart speakers or cameras, are also used in vehicles. However, it was unclear if they are subject to the CRS as a built-in equipment, spare parts, both or not at all. The recent Clarification by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology shed some light on this issue.

It was clarified that:

(i) The products are covered under the Order irrespective of the HS codes.

(ii) The Wireless Microphones, Bluetooth, Smart Speakers are notified under CRO. The wired microphone are not covered under the CRO.

(iii) The speakers as a component are not covered under the Order.

(iv) The finished cameras being used in automotive are covered under the scope of CRO.

(v) The cameras, if imported as integral part of the vehicle, would not attract the provisions of CRO.

(vi) The notified goods in open form /which do not have a specific model number are not covered under the Order.

To find out more details about the Indian product certifications, do not hesitate to contact the EFS Product Compliance Team.

To find our more about different legal challenges for the trade in vehicle parts worldwide, we recommend our article: Legal Challenges for European OEMs for the trade in vehicle parts worldwide

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