Alerts & Updates 11th Jan 2023

BIS Update: Notification of Standards for USB Type-C cables, connectors, and digital TV receptacles


Sanjay Notani Partner | Mumbai
Naghm Ghei Principal Associate | Delhi NCR
Mitul Kaushal Consultant | Delhi NCR

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  • Dear Reader,

    We are writing to you with an important update regarding requirements applicable to imports of USB Type-C Cables, Connectors and Digital TV Receptacles into India.

    Background The Government of India has on December 9 and 21, 2022 notified standards relating to USB Type-C Cables, Connectors, and Digital TV Receptacles. The relevant notifications for the standards available have been notified here and here respectively.
    Products concerned The standards concern the following:

    • Universal Serial Bus Interfaces for Data and Power Part 1-3: Common Components USB Type-C Cable and Connectors – published on December 9, 2022
    • Specifications for Digital Television Receiver for Satellite Broadcast Transmission – published on December 21, 2022
    Next Steps

    Interested producers are recommended to assess if their products meet the above standards.

    Given that the above standards are currently voluntary in nature, interested producers may closely monitor developments relating to the possible inclusion of the above products in the scope of mandatory certification.

    For any queries or comments on this update, please feel free to contact us at

Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal opinion or advice. This document is not intended to address the circumstances of any individual or corporate body. Readers should not act on the information provided herein without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the facts and circumstances of a situation. There can be no assurance that the judicial/quasi-judicial authorities may not take a position contrary to the views mentioned herein.