SGS Publishes SafeGuardS on Changes to Indian Footwear Requirements

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that Footwear Made from Leather and Other Materials (Quality Control) Order, 2022, requiring mandatory compliance with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), has been deferred until July 1, 2023.

Under the terms of the Quality Control Order (QCO) all footwear manufacturers must obtain a BIS certificate and footwear must comply with Indian Standards (IS) and should bear the Standard Mark under licence from the BIS. This applies to all shoes that are made or imported into India.

Stakeholders should also be aware the following footwear styles are now also included in the list of shoes requiring mandatory compliance:

  • Derby shoes – IS 17043
  • Sports footwear – IS 15844

These standards contain safety requirements relating to mechanical and physical properties, as well as chemical requirements (recently updated).

SGS has published SafeGuardS 107.22 to help stakeholders understand the new regulations. It includes details of the chemical requirements relating to Derby shoes and Sports footwear.

For more information, stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 107.22.

SGS Softlines Services

SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories, including 10 in China, specializing in testing of apparel, footwear, and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to conduct a comprehensive range of physical, chemical, and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance, and compliance with international, industrial, and regulatory standards worldwide. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Chemical Requirements for Derby Shoes and Sports Footwear Sold to Indian Markets SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Louann Spirito

Consumer and Retail – Softlines

US & Canada Softlines Business Head

Tel: +1 973 461 7919



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