what is CE certification?
CE Marking is also known as CE mark. CE marking certification is a mandatory to export products to Euerop. With the CE marking on a product the manufacturer ensures that the product is in conformity with the essential requirements of the applicable EC directives. The letters "CE" stand for "Conformité Européenne" ("European Conformity"). Depending on the level of risk of the product, the CE Mark is affixed to a product by the manufacturer or authorized representative after ensuring that the product meets all the CE mark requirements. CE Mark can be notified or non-notified. We at CDG make CE Marking Process very simple for you through our proper guidance. Right from identification of applicable EU directives, selection of CE certification module, arranging CE Mark testing services, preparation of CE Marking Technical file, till making of 'EU Declaration of Conformity' & grant of CE Certificate, we help you on every step.
What are principles of ISO 9001:2008?
- The CE marking shall be affixed only by the manufacturer or his authorised representative.
- The CE marking shall be affixed only to products to which its affixing is provided for by specific Community harmonisation legislation, and shall not be affixed to any other product.
- By affixing or having affixed the CE marking, the manufacturer indicates that he takes responsibility for the conformity of the product with all applicable requirements set out in the relevant Community harmonisation legislation providing for its affixing.
- The CE marking shall be the only marking which attests the conformity of the product with the applicable requirements of the relevant Community harmonisation legislation providing for its affixing.
- The affixing to a product of markings, signs or inscriptions which are likely to mislead third parties regarding the meaning or form of the CE marking shall be prohibited. Any other marking may be affixed to the product provided that the visibility, legibility and meaning of the CE marking is not thereby impaired.
- Member States shall ensure the correct implementation of the regime governing the CE marking and take appropriate action in the event of improper use of the marking. Member States shall also provide for penalties for infringements, which may include criminal sanctions for serious infringements. Those penalties shall be proportionate to the seriousness of the offence and constitute an effective deterrent against improper use.
What is ISI certification?
ISI mark is a certification mark for industrial products in India. The mark certifies that a product confirms to the Indian Standard,mentioned as IS:xxxx on top of the mark, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India. The ISI mark is by far the most recognized certification mark in the Indian subcontinent. The name ISI is an abbreviation of Indian Standards Institute, the former name of the Bureau of Indian Standards. The ISI mark is mandatory for certifying products to be sold in India, like many of the electrical appliances viz; switches, electric motors, wiring cables, heaters, kitchen appliances etc., and other products like portland cement, LPG valves, LPG cylinders, automotive tyres etc. But in the case of most other products it is voluntary.
Important Points of ISI mark
- The seller must mention on the bill that product is ISI mark certified.
- BIS keeps a check on the manufacturers whether they are following the ISI guidelines or not.
- If the quality of the products is not up to the mark then complaint in BIS.
- The investigation is done for three months in case of a complaint made against a manufacturer.
Benefits of ISI mark Product
- When a product is ISI marked, it is assured that the manufacturer has followed all the guideline of the certification and the product is of best quality.
- The manufacturers can also reduce their losses with reduction in rejection of the products due to bad quality.
- The ISI mark products have better performance as well as long service life as compared to the products that do not have ISI mark.
- What does ISI stands for?
What is trademark?
A trade mark is a sign that you can use to distinguish your business’ goods or services from those of other traders.
A trade mark can be represented graphically in the form of your company’s logo or a signature.
Through a registered trade mark, you can protect your brand (or “mark”) by restricting other people from using its name or logo.
Once acquired, a trade mark can last indefinitely as long as you renew it every 10 years. Because a registered trade mark is a form of IP, you can license or assign it to others.
The benefits of registering a trade mark
For a mark that is not registered, you may rely on your rights under the common law action of "passing off" to protect your mark against imitation or infringement.
However, if you register a trade mark in relation to your goods and/or services, you are effectively gaining a statutory monopoly of your mark. A trade mark can add value to your business because it can be used to protect your market share, you can license it to third parties such as a franchisee, or you can sell it outright for a specified value. You can also use a trade mark to help you to raise equity for the development of your business.
What is NSIC Registration?
National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) is a PSU established by the Government of India in 1955 It falls under Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises of India.
It was established to promote and develop micro and small scale industries and enterprises in the country. It was originally founded as a Government of India agency later made into a fully owned government corporation.
The benefits of NSIC Registration
The units registered under Single Point Registration Scheme of NSIC are eligible to get the benefits under ?Public Procurement Policy for Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) Order 2012? as notified by the Government of India, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, New Delhi vide Gazette Notification dated 23.03.2012.
- Issue of the Tender Sets free of cost
- Exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD)
- In tender participating MSEs quoting price within price band of L1+15 per cent shall also be allowed to supply a portion upto 20% of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price where L1 is non MSEs.
- Every Central Ministries/Departments/PSUs shall set an annual goal of minimum 20 per cent of the total annual purchases of the products or services produced or rendered by MSEs. Out of annual requirement of 20% procurement from MSEs, 4% is earmarked for units owned by Schedule Caste /Schedule Tribes (as per PPP Order dated 23.03.2012 overall procurement goal shall be mandatory w.e.f. 01/04/2015)
- In addition to the above, 358 items are also reserved for exclusive purchase from SSI Sector (list are given below in .pdf format).
What is MSME(SSI) Registration?
MSME stands for micro, small and medium enterprises and any enterprise that falls under any of these three categories. MSME enterprises are the backbone of any economy and are an engine of economic growth, promoting equitable development for all. Therefore, to support and promote MSMEs, the Government of India through various subsidies, schemes and incentives promote MSMEs through the MSMED Act. To avail the benefits under the MSMED Act from Central or State Government and the Banking Sector, MSME Registration is required.
Micro, Small and Medium sized enterprises in both the manufacturing and service sector can obtain MSME Registration under the MSMED Act. Though the MSME registration is not statutory, it is beneficial for business at it provides a range of benefits such as eligibility for lower rates of interest, excise exemption scheme, tax subsidies, power tariff subsidies, capital investment subsidies and other support. TMS Certification & Consultancy can help your business obtain MSME Registration to avail a host of benefits.
The benefits of MSME(SSI) Registration
The registration scheme has no statutory basis. Units would normally get registered to avail some benefits, incentives or support given either by the Central or State Govt. The regime of incentives offered by the Centre generally contains the following:
- Credit prescription (Priority sector lending), differential rates of interest etc.
- Excise Exemption Scheme
- Exemption under Direct Tax Laws.
- Statutory support such as reservation and the Interest on Delayed Payments Act.
What is a Copyright?
Fundamentally, copyright is a law that gives you ownership over the things you create. Be it a painting, a photograph, a poem or a novel, if you created it, you own it and it’s the copyright law itself that assures that ownership. The ownership that copyright law grants comes with several rights that you, as the owner, have exclusively. Those rights include:
- The right to reproduce the work
- To prepare derivative works.
- To perform the work
- To distribute copies
- And to display the work publicly
The benefits of Copyright
Copyright protection provides a vital incentive for the creation of many intellectual works. Without copyright protection, it would be easy for others to exploit these works without paying any royalties or remuneration to the owner of the work. Copyright therefore encourages enterprise and creates a favourable climate to stimulate economic activity.
Copyright protection provides benefits in the form of economic rights which entitle the creators to control use of their literary and artistic material in a number of ways such as making copies, performing in public, broadcasting, use on-line, etc. and to obtain an appropriate economic reward. Creators can therefore be rewarded for their creativity and investment.