BIS is a national body which ensures the quality, safety and reliability of products in India. The purpose of BIS is to examine the samples of products when they are preliminary and surveillance stage. India has a total of eight central, four regional and three branch laboratories of BIS. It allows the manufacturer to use the popular ISI Mark on their products which says that the product is pure and healthy. BIS Registration product scheme also operates Foreign Manufactures Certification Scheme under which overseas manufacturer can be granted a license to use the BIS standard mark.