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Final version of regulation for wheel rims published

After several months, India published the final version of the Automobile Wheel Rim Component (Quality Control) Order, 2020 which establishes the BIS certification for wheel rims 

According to the Automobile Wheel Rim Component (Quality Control) Order, 2020, wheel rims produced and imported in India will have to conform to the corresponding Indian Standard and bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau as per Scheme-I of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. 

Wheels for passenger cars, for trucks and busses as well as for two and three wheeled vehicles are affected. 

There will be, however, a low volume exemption from the BIS certification for wheel rims, and namely for: 

“up to five wheel rims per vehicle with respect to the rule 126A of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, which grants relaxation from test, if number of vehicles sold in India for a given base model and its variants is less than 250 in any consecutive period of six months in a year”. 

The Order will come into force one year from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette, which means on the 22 September 2021. 

The full text of the Order can be accessed here 

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