The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has issued a recent notification mandating that all footwear manufacturers obtain a BIS certificate. Furthermore, all footwear must adhere to the applicable Indian Standards and bear the esteemed ISI Mark under the Bureau's license. Selling leather or other material-based footwear without the ISI Mark will be deemed unlawful. This directive ensures that no manufacturer can legally produce footwear without acquiring BIS certification. Failure to comply with these regulations carries serious consequences including criminal charges, imprisonment, and substantial fines. In addition, foreign manufacturers intending to sell their shoes in India must secure a BIS certificate for importation by appointing an Authorized Indian Representative. Stay informed, as these developments will excitingly impact all distributors!