Govt invites bids: Study to ascertain reach of counterfeit electronic goods in domestic market

The government has sought bids from agencies to conduct a study about the availability of fake, duplicate and counterfeit electronic goods in the domestic market and the impact of the Compulsory Registration Order, through which the sale of these products is restricted in the absence of a registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

“While the order applies equally to domestic and overseas produced products for sale into Indian markets, it is understood that Indian markets are also being fed with fake/duplicate/counterfeit electronic products either by misuse of the registration mark or by not complying to the order at all,” the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in its Expression of Interest.