All tyres in India must have BIS approval from May

By Louise McHenry, ERJ staff

Mumbai — From the 13 May 2011, all tyres and tubes in India will need to meet standardisation from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), and have an appropriate mark on the sidewall, equivalent to the CE mark in Europe.

The new government legislation means that tyre dealers can only stock and sell tyres which have an ISI (Indian Standards Institute) mark on the sidewall. The standardisation covers both domestic and imported tyre makers, regardless of company size.

The bill was first…

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